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BIRTHDAY AND PARTY ITEM TREATS/PRIVATE PARTY INVITATIONS

Private Party Invitations: Invitations for private parties may not be given out during the school day unless the entire class is invited.

Due to our primary concern for student safety and the increase in food allergies among children, it is necessary for us to issue the following parameters for classroom celebrations.

Birthday Parties: Food treats for birthday celebrations are not permitted. If you would like to celebrate a child’s birthday, we encourage you to consider non-edible items such as stickers, crayons, pencils, pencil toppers and bookmarks.

Classroom Parties (Halloween, Winter Holiday, Valentine’s Day): Due to allergy concerns, no snacks containing nuts or nut oils are permitted. Only fruit, vegetables and pre-packaged items in the original packaging with the ingredients clearly listed are permitted. Neither home baked nor baked goods made by a grocery store are acceptable for classroom parties. The classroom teachers and school nurse will be responsible for monitoring ingredient labels of prepackaged food. Classroom teachers, in coordination with the school nurse and principal, will generate a list of acceptable pre-packaged items considerate of particular known allergies of students in the classroom.

Generally acceptable party treats include:

Doritos Kellogg’s Special K Bars
Jello Pudding Fruit Snacks
Combos Gum
Quaker Rice Cakes Chex Mix (cheddar)
Oreo Cookies Slim Jims
Twizzlers Skittles
Peeps Rolos
Swedish Fish Ritz Crackers (original)
Kraft Marshmallows Starbursts
Good’s Super Thin Pretzel Sticks Rice Krispies Treats (pre-packaged)
Fruits and Vegetables (pre-packaged/bulk) Commercially packaged popcorn (not popped in peanut oil)
Hershey’s Bars Milk & Dark Bars and Kisses (no nut or variety packs) Candy Corn (Coastal Bay brand only)
Barnum Animal Crackers Hard Candy (Dum Dum pops, Nerds, SweetTarts, Lifesavers, etc)
MadeGoodFoods - available at Wegmans, Whole Foods, Giant, Walmart LofthouseCookies - available at Giant and Superfoods
Just Born Candy Hearts (made in Bethlehem) Enjoy Life Foods Brand -available at Giant, CVS, Wegmans, Whole Foods