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Birthday Celebrations

Dear East Windsor Regional School District Families,

We are sure that you are aware that many children in today’s world face health issues concerning food. Many of our students deal with serious food-related problems that can require emergency procedures. The health, safety, and well-being of children are always our first concern.

Therefore, we adopted a no food policy for class celebrations. All our elementary schools value celebrating and recognizing our students’ wonderful achievements. As such they have developed rich traditions to rejoice in our students’ academic endeavors as well as other celebratory events such as birthdays and holidays. These celebrations will continue but food will not be part of these.

Teachers have developed many ways to celebrate traditions without food while preserving the enjoyment that goes along with celebrating birthdays and holidays. Such examples include playing games and making special crafts during holiday parties and bringing in a special non-food treat such as pencils and stickers or donating a class book or game for birthdays. Your child’s teachers will share other ideas during Open House.

We thank you for your understanding as we continue to strive to meet the needs of all students; ensuring that each elementary school has a safe and productive learning environment. We look forward to a wonderful, exciting school year!

Thank you,

Mr. Robert Dias, Ms. Lori Emmerson,
Ms. Nicole Foulks, Mrs. Heather Gladkowski   
Elementary Principals of East Windsor Regional School District