Attention Bluff Creek Parents and Guardians:
Our school Wellness Committee is currently developing procedures for healthy active school celebrations. We are requesting that students refrain from bringing in food treats for classroom birthday celebrations. Please check in with your child’s homeroom teacher while possibly considering the following suggestions for non-food alternatives:
Ideas for Healthier, Active Classroom Celebration
- Parents can come to school on their child’s birthday and read a book to the class.
- Provide a birthday treasure box for students with small toys, books, notepads, pencils etc.
- Allow your child to select a book of their choice to be read to the class and donate the book to the classroom or school library.
- Provide a free time activity to celebrate at the end of the special day.
- Provide a birthday bag with cake mix, frosting, napkins, and candles, wrapping paper, bows and tape to donate to the food shelf in the birthday child’s name.
- Send a collage of baby pictures for your child to share.
- Purchase an inexpensive recess ball and provide a marker so that students can sign the ball as a memory of a child’s birthday.
Our staff has been working with our physical education staff and wellness committee to incorporate movement into all aspects of the school day, so celebrations are great opportunities to plan activities that will get our students moving!
School birthday treats often present a challenge to students with health concerns and food allergies. Our Bluff Creek school community can shift the focus of school parties to healthy fun with a few simple changes that support our District 112 Wellness Policy #533.
We truly appreciate your cooperation as we move forward to creating a school that instills lifelong healthy living.
The Bluff Creek Staff