Ever take a good look at the student handbook for your kids' schools?
"School staff shall encourage parents/guardians or other volunteers to support the district's nutrition education program by considering nutritional quality when selecting any snacks which they may donate for occasional class parties and by limiting foods or beverages that do not meet nutritional standards to no more than one such food or beverage per party. Class parties or celebrations shall be held after the lunch period when possible (Board Policy)."
In other words, those Halloween and
"Teachers have the right to refuse food items brought to their classes without prior permission."
"Flowers and balloons [on a child's birthday] are thoughtful gestures, however, we are sensitive to the fact that this may cause some children to feel badly. If flowers and balloons are delivered to the school, we will hold them in the office until the end of the day."
STFU. "...may cause some children to feel badly." Are you kidding me? I've never thought to bring a balloon for a birthday, but I am so going to find out the birthdays of all of Youngest's friends and bring a balloon each time.
"Playing tag or chasing games [is not allowed]."
What a crock. I'm guessing it's because that might cause children to feel badly.
Partners in Safety
Anybody who has ever had to drop off or pick up their kids knows the horror that is the traffic circle. At our school, they're now calling it the "Kiss & Go Circle." Oh, yeah, that's so going to make it go more smoothly. "Kiss & Go." Hahahahahaha. Ha.