Important Notice to Our Families,

Starting this school year there are changes in classroom celebrations.  Our School Board’s Wellness Policy and Procedures 8510  were recently updated to comply with USDA Local School Wellness Policy requirements and birthday parties and/or classroom celebration food items must now meet USDA Smart Snack Standards and be prepared in a commercial kitchen.  Celebration foods are available to parents to purchase for their child’s class through their school cafeteria, Pasco Smart Snack Celebrations. These foods are already Smart Snack approved for ease of access and can be delivered directly to your child’s classroom.  The Alliance for a Healthier Generation Smart Food Planner provides a link to Smart Snack compliant products available through Amazon as well as a calculator to check your food labels for compliance.  We are encouraging the use of non-food items for celebrations such as pencils, erasers, stickers or craft items.  We appreciate your support with the updated Wellness Policy and Procedures 8510.


Sharon Slusser