We are now into February and that means that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. As is the tradition in elementary schools across the country, students will be making valentine boxes and bags and exchanging valentine greetings with their classroom peers.
Although our school policy states that students are not to bring candy or other food items for classroom celebrations, we recognize that the majority of the valentines available for purchase include candy already attached.
In an effort to ensure that no one goes home in tears after being told that they will not be allowed to distribute their valentines in class, I would like to take this opportunity to clarify the policy for Valentine’s Day classroom giving.
- Our first choice for student valentines is that they not contain candy or food at all but instead have a pencil or eraser attached.
- If students should bring candy with their greetings, we are asking that it be no more than one single piece of candy that is bite sized.
- Boxes of candy hearts or small bags of candy will not be allowed because they contain more than one piece of candy.
- A regular or large size candy bar will not be allowed because it is not bite sized.
We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to the spirit of this policy which is to reduce and control the amount of candy students receive while at school.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or concerns regarding the school food policy and as always, thank you for your continued support of our little place in the sun and the sunbeams we serve.
Mrs. Gina Stutzel M.Ed
Principal, Soleado Elementary
"A Place in the Sun"
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified District