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 our students. As part of our school wellness program, parents, visitors, staff, and students should not bring food into the school to share with students with the exception of two parties per year. To clarify, parents and visitors cannot bring in birthday cupcakes, donuts, or other treats to share with children on their child’s birthday. This is a part of our strong wellness program. Parents are encouraged to donate a book to the library.
Distributing party invitations to classmates while at school is not permitted. Please utilize the school directory and the USPS.
Parents are encouraged to have lunch with your child or bring your own child a special treat or special lunch. Parents 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… Due to latex allergies, we do not do balloons.
We ask that you not request our teachers or staff to make an exception for your child on his or her birthday. 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.