Birthday Policy

  • School Wellness Policy
    Morningside Elementary School and its PTA will not use food or beverages as rewards or incentives for academic performance, good behavior, or goal attainment.  As an alternative, teachers shall use physical activity, special event coupons, pencils, erasers, stickers, or small prizes as rewards and incentives for academic performance or good behavior.  
    Birthday Policy
    Morningside Elementary School recognizes that birthdays are a special day for our students. We must also ensure that parties and celebrations do not disrupt the instructional day or interfere with the health and safety of all of all students. Birthdays occurring on weekends are recognized on the morning announcements the following Monday.  Summer birthdays are recognized before the end of the school year.

    How to celebrate your child's birthday at MES:
    --> You are welcome to come to have lunch with your child and to bring your own child (only) a special treat or special lunch.
    --> You are welcome to send in a low cost non-food treat such as stickers, birthday pencils, tiny fidgets, (no toy weapons of any kind!), etc… 
    We do not celebrate in school with the following:
    --> Balloons
    --> Sweets (cupcakes, cake, ice cream, etc)

    ***We kindly ask that you not ask teachers or staff to make an exception for your child. Making an exception for one child means we must make an exception for all, and that defeats the purpose of the policy. Teachers are also not allowed to distribute private party invitations for students.***

    • Reminder: Please do not send birthday party invitations to school.