At TES, we recognize the importance of healthy snacks along with celebrating student birthdays and certainly want to continue this tradition. However, to serve as role models for our students when making nutritional decisions and to be responsive to those children who have food allergies or other dietary restrictions, we have implemented the following policies with regards to snacks and birthday treats at school.
In keeping with our goal of promoting wellness with our students, we encourage you to consider a "healthy snack option" such as fruit, crackers, gold fish, etc. Please send only dry snacks for your child. Fruit cups, applesauce, yogurt and pudding cups are not permitted. If it must be eaten with a spoon, it is not permitted. Juice, punch and soda are not permitted. Only water is permitted (no flavor packets).
To protect classrooms from interruptions and to protect important instructional time, we will not have birthday celebrations at school. Students will have their name announced, be given a birthday ribbon and pencil from the office. Please do not send or bring in any food items, beverages, balloons, candy bags, flowers, etc. Parents are welcomed to eat lunch with their student on their special day.
We appreciate your support and understanding as we continue to reflect on how to provide all students with a safe and healthy environment while being good stewards of our school facility. If you have questions, please contact the school office at 205-841-7541.