Parents are starting to bring food to celebrate their child's special day. Unfortunately, this action puts the school staff in a difficult predicament of saying no, after parents have informed their children of the treat, or staff then have to disregard the school policy.
As a school and district, we stand by our pledge to offer healthy choices to students as well as maintaining valuable instructional minutes in the classroom. With that being said, we want to celebrate each child's special birthday while maximizing instructional time. Additionally, many families have requested that we monitor the food coloring, sugar, gluten, tree nuts and other allergens in the foods that we pass out at school. Please understand that keeping track of food allergies and individual dietary specifications can prove to be a daunting task. So this year, EARTHS has moved to having non-food item birthdays. We will honor your child and if you choose to send a non-food item, we will distribute it.
Thank you again for your help and support in keeping Earths a strong, healthy, academic-minded place to strive and flourish.