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Birthday Celebrations

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Birthdays are very special and exciting days for students’. As a school, we want to continue recognizing this special day while being sensitive to the District Wellness Policy, student allergies, and financial hardships.

With that said, beginning in September 2017, we moved away from edible treats for birthdays and replaced them with non-food celebrations. Students, teachers, and parents will collaborate to choose an appropriate celebration option for each child.

Please request a list of non-food celebration choices from your child’s classroom teacher, as each list may be a little different. Some examples may include:  creating a birthday book or card from the class, having a guest reader come in, having the child read a special book to the class, donating a gift to the class in their honor, having a special show and tell for the birthday child,  playing a special game, and more!  In addition, student birthdays will be recognized during the morning announcements and by giving each student a certificate from the Principal.

Other holiday and curriculum-based food experiences will continue to be managed by the classroom teachers.

Together we can continue to celebrate our students in a healthy and positive way!

Thank you in advance for your ongoing cooperation and support. Should you have any questions, please email or call my office.


Sandra E. Wood
PES Principal