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Holiday parties

posted Dec 12, 2018, 8:06 AM by Rehoboth PTSA
*Handbook Hints*
“The Palmer River Elementary School recognizes that holidays and birthdays are a special day for our students.  While these events do provide a social opportunity, we must also ensure that party celebrations do not disrupt the learning process.  The school and staff are dedicated to ensuring wellness and the overall health of our students in alignment with our district's health and wellness policy.   With this in mind, celebrations with cookies, cupcakes, and other sweets do not support these learning goals and are discouraged.  Refreshments for class parties could include light snacks with an emphasis on healthy snack choices such as cheese, crackers, fruits, and vegetables.  Room parents are encouraged to shift the focus from “food” to a game, craft, or related activity.” 
Ways to Celebrate without Food:
• Donate a book to the classroom or school library 
• Bring in a favorite book to read and share with the class 
• Donate a recess ball or jump rope to be used at recess 
• Perform a favorite song or musical piece for the class      
• Make a craft with the class • Create a classroom recognition poster