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School Birthday Information

Parties and Snacks Food allergies can be life threatening. At World Compass Academy, we will make every effort to protect the students with these allergies while not taking away from traditional childhood celebrations. Birthday Parties Students love to celebrate birthdays at school, as it is a memorable time to share with teachers and friends. In an effort to foster a healthy environment, minimize food allergy exposures, and maximize student instructional time, students are not allowed to bring in food items for birthday celebrations. We suggest the below option list for ideas honoring your student on his/her special day:
●Donate a book or game to the classroom in honor ofyour student.
●Have your child bring his/her favorite book to share.
●Donate a ball or jump rope (new or used) to the classroom for recess. 
●Send in simple goodie bags for the class with safe items (pencils, stickers, bubbles, etc).
●Have your child choose a favorite song or musical piece to sing or play for the class.
●Send in supplies and directions for a classroom craft.
●Send in something that classmates can sign as a birthday treat (shirt/sweatshirt, tote bag, autograph stuffed animal, pillow case, etc.). Please keep in mind these additional guidelines:
●Birthday parties will be held during the recess period.
●No candles or noisemakers are allowed.
●If you are planning a party to celebrate your child’s birthday outside of school, please send these invitations through the mail directly to the students’ home. Due to privacy laws, front office personnel and teachers cannot share student addresses or phone numbers.
●Parents should coordinate a day to celebrate with their child’s teacher.
●Students with summer birthdays are encouraged to celebrate their half birthday. School-wide Parties
●Parties are typically held at the end of the school day and are coordinated by room parents. Room parents should contact the child’s teacher in advance to discuss ideas for the party. The Room parents and teacher will work to make sure the party is a fun, safe, and positive experience for all children. World Compass Academy will have 4 parties: Fall, Winter Holidays, Valentine’s Day, and End of the Year Snacks for parties ○World Compass Academy is a nut aware school. ○For the child’s protection, the parent/guardian of the student with food allergies should supply snacks to be distributed to their student during parties. These snacks must be individually wrapped and labeled with the child’s name on them. ○Your student’s classroom teacher will share specific snack procedures for his/her classroom.