Dear 1st Grade Parents,

After much discussion and careful consideration, our 1st grade team has decided to eliminate edible treats to celebrate birthdays in the classroom. Due to an ever increasing number of students with food allergies and our school wide policy promoting healthy eating, we will no longer allow students to bring in an edible treat.

We believe that we have made this decision in the best interest of your child. If you feel strongly that a treat is necessary, a small token (sticker, eraser, or pencil) would be appropriate. Please do not feel obligated to send in anything at all. Your child’s special day will be celebrated in the classroom and your child will be honored in a fun and memorable way.

We appreciate your cooperation with this matter in advance.

Thank you–the 1st Grade Team