At Ross, birthday celebrations should be scheduled at least one week in advance with the classroom teacher and will usually be held on Friday afternoons near the end of the day.
We request that celebrations be kept “low-key” in nature including a simple, preferably healthy treat, and the birthday song, if this is part of your family tradition.
We do not permit entertainment, decorations, soda, candy, chewing gum, pizza parties, or cakes/candles, etc. Celebrations of this nature need to occur outside of school and unless the entire class/grade is invited, please refrain from distributing invitations at school or talking about parties at school. We are a small community that strives for inclusiveness. Excluding children leads to hurt feelings and unnecessary drama in the classroom.
We recommend that you ask your child’s teacher about any food allergies in the classroom when scheduling the celebration.