We celebrate birthdays monthly for our students. Birthday celebrations are in conjunction with any holiday celebrations such as Haloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, etc. There will not be additional celebrations/parties. Birthday celebrations are usually scheduled for the last Friday of each month with a few exceptions:
- August and September birthdays will both be celebrated on the last Friday in September;
- all October birthdays will be celebrated in conjunction any school Holiday festivities;
- all December birthdays are celebrated on the last Friday students are in school in December and will correspond with Holiday Festivities;
- February birthdays are celebrated mid-month to correspond with Valentine’s Day;
- and summer birthdays (June and July) are celebrated in conjunction with May birthdays on the last Friday in May.
Birthday students may bring snacks to share during our celebration at the end of the day on the assigned day. See our 5th-grade calendar web page for specific days and times. If treats are brought on a day other than those pre-arranged, they will not be passed out.
1. Please bring the same kind of everything so nobody feels left out. It is helpful to bring non-gender items.
2. Please bring individually wrapped, non-messy foods. Please do not bring pieces of cake or cupcakes which leave lots of crumbs to be cleaned up after school. Homemade treats are fine, but please pre-cut them and wrap them in baggies to be passed out individually. You can substitute a small toy for a food treat if you’d like.
3. I would encourage you to consider healthy snacks. Examples of acceptable healthy snacks are fruit snacks, chewy granola bars, string cheese, graham cracker bears, animal crackers, carrot sticks, pretzels or popcorn. You only need to bring one or two items. Most months there are at least two birthdays if not more. You only need to send a snack when it’s your child’s birthday month. You may send them in with your student that morning. Please do not send them a day early. Participation is completely optional.
4. Please remember this celebration is not a birthday party. Please save cameras, hats, candles, and games for your private birthday celebrations.
5. Invitations: If you send invitations to school, you must have one for EVERY student so that no student feels left out. I, nor students will pass out invitations to any student unless there is one for everyone.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.