Due to the prevalence of food allergies and our focus on healthy eating for our students, there are limitations on items that may be brought from home to be shared with other students. If a student in your child’s class has a food allergy, you will be notified by the teacher and/or the nurse about any restrictions that may be in place for food consumed in the classroom. Most classes will have a snack time during the school day. Students are allowed to bring a healthy snack from home to eat during this time. Sodas are not allowed at school. When class parties are held during the school year, the teacher will request healthy foods to be shared with the class. Parents are asked to refrain from sending in any class snack or food for a celebration unless they have cleared it with the teacher. With prior notification to the teacher, parents may bring in small cupcakes for birthday celebrations. These must be the small size cupcakes and must come from a store and have the list of ingredients attached to the original packaging. The cupcakes will be shared with students during their lunch time. Parents are welcome to come have lunch with their child, but no party items (balloons, etc.) may be used for birthdays. Please be aware that food sent or brought into school that does not follow these guidelines will not be accepted.