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What are the Guidelines for Parties, Treats and Deliveries?

School PTAs are responsible for the organization of Fall/October and Valentine’s Day parties. These celebrations are designed for currently enrolled R-7 elementary students. Infants, preschool, middle school and/or high school students are not allowed in classrooms during celebration times. If food is part of a specific school celebration structure, due to an increasing number of students with life threatening food and nut allergies, as well as students with special dietary or medical needs, it is required that any food for distribution and/or instruction will be nut free and be commercially labeled with ingredients.

Recognition of student birthdays is designed uniquely by each elementary school.  Parents/guardians should contact the classroom teacher or school office regarding these school specific details. Birthday recognitions are intended to be a celebration of the child in meaningful ways absent of food. Outside food will not be accepted for all class distribution as part of the birthday recognition. Birthday recognitions are designed to be an integrated part of the school day versus a time that interrupts the daily classroom or building routines or instructional time. Birthday recognitions will be designed so as not to impact the dietary decisions or needs of other students. Invitations for out of school parties cannot be brought to school for distribution.  Deliveries for students will not be accepted at school (i.e. floral arrangements, balloon bouquets, etc.).

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