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.
The cookie option through our food services is nut-free, all organic, and dye-free. For $12.00, you can have fresh baked cookies from the IPS cafeteria delivered to the classroom for your child's birthday. Please send in cash or a check made payable to Independence Primary School. Please label the envelope with the following information: Student's Name, Birthday Cookies, and Homeroom Teacher.
The link to order is below and must be completed and submitted at least two weeks in advance.
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 support!