Sonoran Sky Birthday in a Box
Is your child excited to bring in treats for their birthday but you’re unsure how the birthday treat policy works? Are you nervous about picking the “right” kind of treat or excluding someone who has an allergy? Do you want to skip sugary food treats altogether? Maybe you’re confused about how many treats you should even buy?
Don’t worry! Let us take the stress and guess work out of birthday treats. To make it easier for everyone to comply with school, District and Maricopa County requirements, dedicated parent volunteers have identified 5 compliant and FUN treat items that you can purchase in advance for your child’s classroom birthday celebration. Volunteers will even make sure the correct number of treats are delivered to the classroom eliminating all the worry and stress for you.
Birthday in a Box orders require a minimum of SEVEN school days’ notice. Late orders will not be fulfilled and will be refunded.
Your Classroom “Birthday in a Box” purchase includes:
1. Your choice of one of the following items for each student in your child’s class (just order the item you want, the correct number of pieces, based on current enrollment, will be delivered to class):
- Lay’s Classic Potato Chips – A tasty kosher and gluten free snack option. Individually wrapped.
- Trader Joe’s Lite Kettle Corn – 1 oz bags of sweet and salty popcorn. A tasty nut/dairy/gluten free snack option. Individually wrapped.
- Rainbow Putty Balls – Our rainbow putties are cute and gooey. Kids love squeezing, stretching and shaping them into different designs.
- Fuzzy Koala Pencil Huggers – These cute furry koala creatures clamp onto pencils, pens, crayons and even fingers and hang on tight.
- Mini Emoji Keychains – Students will receive a unique emoji face keychain. Made of soft cotton and plush.
- Due to availability, options may change from time to time. If the item you have chosen is out of stock, a member of our team will contact you.
2. Delivery of your chosen item to your child’s classroom in advance of your child’s birthday. Items will be delivered with the preferred delivery date noted; however, classroom teachers will have the discretion to distribute items at an appropriate time that does not conflict with lessons or other planned activities.
3. Piece of mind. You’ll rest easy knowing that you’ve got birthday treats totally covered with items that meet school and District requirements. (FYI – here’s the applicable policy, “The Maricopa County Department of Environmental Services requires that food brought into the classroom for snacks and parties come from a commercial source. Items should be individually wrapped to avoid bare hand contact with the food. If the items are not individually wrapped, such as cookies or cupcakes from a bakery, an adult wearing disposable gloves must serve the food.” )
SSKY PTO Payments Policy
To ensure accurate bookkeeping, secure collections, provide tax receipts, expedite processing, and reduce waste, all PTO-facilitated payments must be made online via credit card, debit card, eCheck, or ACH automated bank draft.
For any instance where this is not possible, personal check payments (no cash, please) must be enclosed in a sealed and labeled envelope and placed in the PTO collections safe at the front office. The safe is checked periodically throughout the week. Online orders take priority, which may result in product or service unavailability. In that instance, your check will be returned to your student. We encourage you to place your orders online. The returned check fee is $35.00. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.