Class/Birthday celebrations are always exciting. At DVA, we set aside a time at the end of each month to celebrate the monthly birthdays. State nutritional guidelines, ARS 15-242, serve as a reference for treats.
All treats must be store bought and pre-packaged. Fruit and vegetable drinks containing less than 100% juice are not permitted.
Due to parent input, we have modified our policy regarding birthday treats. Cupcakes or cookies with vanilla or chocolate frosting colored frosting will be permitted. We ask that foods with artificial dyes, such as red, blue, yellow, and any combination of the colors, are not sent to school for class celebrations. Research shows that these dyes are not healthy for children. Has your child ever come home with his/her uniform shirt covered in brightly colored cupcake frosting? The colors stain clothing, tables, walls, and carpets. Just imagine what it does to a child’s insides!
Vegetable/fruit trays, cheese and crackers, cookies, muffins, trail mix, popcorn, etc. are also welcome treats. Due to limited freezer space, we ask that popsicles and ice cream treats remain at home.
Parents providing treats are welcome to walk to the classroom in the morning before school. If the teacher is on duty, please leave the treat in the hallway next to the classroom door.
Thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions please contact the office.