Birthdays are special occasions, and we love to celebrate them.
However, our primary school has found that we need to change our birthday treat policy. Due to the increased number of severe food allergies (peanut, tree nuts, seeds, sugar, dairy, etc.), we are joining the many schools that have already adopted a modified birthday treat policy. A committee of stakeholders within IPS has met to discuss and develop birthday options for our students.
What does this mean? It means that birthdays can be celebrated at school with cookies provided by our food services or, alternatively, non-food items brought into school. Some examples of acceptable non-edible treats include pencils, stickers, temporary tattoos, erasers, silly bands, or any other similar item.
Birthday cookies can be purchased through our cafeteria. The cost is $12 for 25 cookies. You'll need to order the cookies a minimum of 2 weeks in advance and pay for them when you order. Our cafeterias are cashless, so payment for cookies will be taken directly out of your child's lunch account. Please be sure to have the funds available when you order. The link for EZPay, where you deposit funds, can be found on our website.
Unfortunately, orders placed within 14 days of the date needed will not be processed.
We recognize that this is a shift from what we have done previously, but we feel that we can no longer support the edible birthday treats from outside of the school for the safety of all students. We still want to celebrate this important day in your child's life; we want to do it in a manner that all children can participate.
Thank you for your understanding!