Healthy Celebrations in the 2017-2018!!

Healthy Celebrations in the 2017-2018!!
Dear Parents,

I have heard from so many of you that between holiday parties and birthday celebrations, your children are being given sugar-laden snacks more than 40 times per year. In a 180 day school year, this is 22% of the school year! LaSalle must model healthy choices and we are excited to implement our new healthy celebrations policy.

LaSalle is excited to announce that we will begin to adhere to the CPS policy on Healthy Celebrations (yes...we are in gross violation of this policy!) starting on the first day of the 2017-2018 school year. We know that birthday parties and holiday celebrations at school provide a unique opportunity to make healthy eating fun and exciting to students. The healthy celebrations policy states that schools are allowed up to two school-wide unhealthy food celebrations per year!

For those of you who have children with birthdays in March, April, May and June...please don't worry. This policy will not begin until next year! However, starting on the first day of school, we will no longer allow cupcakes, cake, cookies, or candy to be handed out on student birthdays. We will also celebrate with food only two times per year; the day before Winter Break and the last day of school.

Thank you for your understanding and support, as we make LaSalle an even more healthy place to go to school!

Beth
Still want to celebrate your child's birthday at school and looking for healthy ways to commemorate his/her special day? Look no further!!

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