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 food. Classroom teachers can celebrate birthdays with special activities or have parents bring in special items or non-food treats.  All birthdays will be announced daily.  Parents may not send birthday party invitations to school for distribution unless all students from the class are included.

In our classroom, each child is celebrated on his/her birthday with a song, a hat, and a decoration for his/her table spot.  Non-edible treats may be brought in to share.  Your child may also bring in a favorite story for me to read aloud to the class.