August 29, 2014
Re: Cupcake and Treat Procedure Update
Parents and Guardians,
During the August 28, 2014 SBDM meeting, the committee has provided a new level of health and nutrition safeguards for our students regarding school celebrations. If you intend to provide a birthday treat, such as cupcakes, you are now required to provide our office staff a one day notice. The purpose of this change is to protect the health of our students with diabetes and food allergies. This precaution will provide our health care providers the proper notice necessary to monitor and support our students. Below is the amended procedure outlined in our student handbook.
Party Invitations and Treats:
During the final 10 minutes of the day, prior to dismissal, “store bought” treats such as cupcakes or cookies are permitted to celebrate a birthday. In order to prevent medical incidents, a one-day notice will be required prior to allowing the treat to be delivered to the classroom. If the one-day notice does not occur prior to the delivery of the treat (cupcake) product to school, the product will remain in our front office until the following day. Invitations can be handed out at school only if “all the students” in the classroom receive an invitation.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this important change in procedure.