Birthdays are special occasions and we love to
celebrate them. Our primary school, however, has found that we need to make a
change in our birthday treat policy. Due to the increased number of severe food
allergies (peanut, tree nuts, eggs, seeds, gluten, 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 come up
with 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, by non-food items that
are brought into school. Some examples of acceptable non-edible treats include
pencils, stickers, temporary tattoos, erasers, silly bands, or any other
The cookie option through our food services will ensure that the food is safe for ALL students. For $12.00 you can have fresh baked cookies from the IPS cafeteria delivered to the classroom for your child’s birthday. 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 for the
safety of all students, we
can no longer support the edible birthday treats from outside of the
school. We still want to celebrate
this important day in your child's life; we just want to do it in a manner that
all children can participate.
Thank you for