Classroom Policies

Birthday Policy

Due to the high number of students with severe food allergies and special dietary concerns, as well as Iron Horse’s emphasis on health and wellness, birthday celebrations may not include edible treats. For this same reason, parents may also not provide birthday lunches for students other than their own. Please save birthday cakes and cupcakes for your home celebration. If you would like to send in small treats for the class you can choose a non food item such as pencils, bubbles, slime, stickers, tattoos, etc. 


We realize many parents like to do something special in school for their child’s birthday. We’d like to suggest you consider donating a small gift to your child’s classroom. This donation from your child might be an educational game, a book for the class library, a ball to be used on the playground, or a pencil for each student in the room.  Classroom teachers also have a variety of activities for birthday celebrations designed to make birthday children feel special. All birthdays will be listed on our commons area TV.  

Please do not send birthday party invitations to school for distribution unless all students from the class are included. It can be very upsetting to the students who do not receive an invitation. Teachers cannot provide contact information for students in class due to confidentiality. Please utilize the school directory for this information.