We believe that birthdays are special days for young children. As a school district, we are implementing new procedures to recognize birthdays while promoting a healthy school environment.

We ask parents to not bring food or other treats to celebrate a birthday. In lieu of bringing a treat, students may choose to bring a non-food item to share with the class, or as an alternative, a book or a rainy day game may be donated to the class.

Classroom teachers may provide a variety of age appropriate events for students on their birthdays. These special events may include cards from the teacher and/or classmates, wearing a special birthday crown or hat, having special classroom privileges, and singing a “Happy Birthday” song. Names of those celebrating their birthday are announced at the beginning of each day in their homerooms.