Classroom Parties & Celebrations at Bedford Elementary School
Classroom party plans are at the discretion and approval of classroom teachers and school administrators. Teachers will contact room mothers/parents to plan after communicating with school administrator(s). Special arrangements should be made with your child’s classroom teacher and school administrator(s) if you wish to send a special treat to school on the day of your child’s birthday. Due to increasing concerns regarding allergies among school age children, we ask you to consider the following when planning school parties and celebrations:
ü Please avoid sending in cupcakes, cakes, cookies,or snacks high in sugar and fat content.
ü Please consider sending treats such as Happy Birthday pencils, erasers, sugar free juice pops or jello cups.
ü Please consider reading to or doing a craft with the class instead of sending food items.
ü Please check with your child’s teacher regarding classmates with specific dietary needs or food allergies prior to sending any food item to school.
ü All food items brought into the school to be shared with children will be checked by the classroom teacher for ingredients that could be harmful to other students.
ü Balloons, flower arrangements, etc. are not permitted in the classroom or cafeteria and may not be sent home on the bus; therefore, please do not have these items delivered to the school unless you plan to pick up your child on the day these celebratory items are delivered to school.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and support regarding this issue. Bedford Elementary School is proud to be proactive when dealing with child safety. Food allergies speak directly to this issue as they have become a growing concern across the nation!