We recognize the importance of healthy snacks along with celebrating student birthdays. To serve as role models for our students when making nutritional decisions and to be responsive to those children who have food allergies or other dietary restrictions, we suggest the following guidelines with regards to snacks and birthday treats at school.

If your child's teacher allows snacks during the school day, students in all grades will bring their own snacks from home.  This is to ensure that each child has food that is safe for him/her.  Please only send dry snacks such as pretzels, granola bars, raisins, etc. Fruit cups, applesauce, yogurt and pudding cups (if it must be eaten with a spoon) are discouraged. Punch and soda of any kind is not permitted. Popsicles are only permitted or used for special outside events.

Please remember that due to certain latex allergies, balloons of any kind are never permitted in the school.  

These guidelines and rules will apply for classroom parties.  

We ask that birthday celebrations with food to be brought in only if PRIOR arrangements have been made with the teacher.  

Classroom celebrations should follow healthy food guidelines. These guidelines are in no way meant to prohibit birthday celebrations, but to encourage a healthy alternative way to celebrate.

All foods must be pre-packaged and store brought.  

Below are some alternatives to cake, cupcakes, donuts or cookies.

Healthy Snack Ideas:

  • Popcorn

  • Goldfish crackers

  • Pre-Packaged fruit

  • Quaker granola bars

  • Pretzels

  • Teddy Grahams

  • Graham crackers 

Non-Food Ideas:

  • Pencils

  • Erasers

  • Notepads 

  • Stickers

  • Bookmarks 

  • Matchbox cars

  • Tops 

We appreciate your support and understanding as we continue to provide all students with a safe and healthy environment at Boulder Creek. 

Thank you for your cooperation.