Other than in Pre-K, classes celebrate student birthdays once a month. Information regarding appropriate foods to include in class celebrations and birthdays will come from the administration, and Room Parents will coordinate with homeroom teachers to set dates and organize volunteers. The Carey School encourages teachers and families to utilize the Healthy Carey Celebrations Guide for suggestions and guidelines when planning class birthdays and parties. For more information, see Student Health Policy.
Classroom celebrations promote the celebration of the child or holiday in ways other than just food by including games and physical activity. Resources such as the Healthy Carey Celebrations Guide provide Room Parents with party ideas. Parents are encouraged to support Carey’s nutrition efforts by considering nutritional quality when selecting any snacks which they may donate for class parties. Epicurean also be offers parents the option of ordering birthday snacks through the Carey kitchen.