Students in grade levels with a scheduled daily snack should be sent to school with an individual healthy snack. Shared snacks are not permitted.
- Not have sugar listed as the first ingredient
- Not require refrigeration or utensils
- Not contain peanuts or peanut butter
- Contain less than 150 calories per serving
- Be free of trans fats
- Be pre-packaged or in a snack- or sandwich-size resealable bag
Celebrating birthdays with classmates is an important and fun part of elementary school! Our teachers strive to make your child’s birthday special and will do so in a variety of ways without treats from home.
Sending in food treats can exclude children who have food allergies or dietary restrictions, and non-food treats put an unnecessary burden on families.
- Treats (food or non-food) sent to school will not be distributed and will be returned home with your child.
- Party invitations will not be distributed and will be returned home.
Seasonal classroom parties are held throughout the school year and planned by members of the parent organization under the guidance of the classroom teacher. Parents can provide one of each of the following for seasonal parties:
- A healthy snack that is a fruit or vegetable
- A special snack such as a cookie or small cupcake (must be pre-packaged with nutritional label and less than 200 calories per serving)
- A beverage (water, fruit juice not to exceed 6 ounces or low-fat milk not to exceed 8 ounces)
All snacks must be pre-approved by the teacher who will consider the allergies and food restrictions of the students. Snacks that are not safe for all students will not be approved. Snacks sent to school that are not pre-approved, including candy bags and candy attached to cards, will not be served and will be returned home with the child who brought them to school.
As part of the Positive Behavior System in our elementary schools, students work together to earn class rewards or participate in school-wide incentives. Rewards and incentives will be determined by teachers and will not include food.
Special events that acknowledge cultural differences or enhance the curriculum are sometimes planned by classroom teachers. These events will generally not include food. If food is included, plans will be advertised in advance, food restrictions will be considered in the planning process and the school principal must approve.