School Wellness Policy
F.L.I.C.S and its PTA will not use food or beverages as rewards or incentives for academic performance, good behavior, or goal attainment. As an alternative, teachers shall use physical activity, special event coupons, pencils, erasers, stickers, or small prizes as rewards and incentives for academic performance or good behavior.
FLICS Elementary/ Middle School recognizes that birthdays are a special day for our scholars. We must also ensure that parties and celebrations do not disrupt the instructional day or interfere with the health and safety of all scholars. Birthdays occurring on weekends are recognized the following Monday. Summer birthdays are recognized before the end of the school year.
- Birthday Bulletin Board: Pictures of students may be displayed on the Birthday Bulletin Board during a scholar's birthday month. Send in a picture of your child during their birthday month.
- Birthday Announcements & Table: Every child's name is called during the morning announcements to celebrate their birthday. Children are invited to visit the birthday table outside the principal’s office to receive their birthday pencil, sticker and ribbon.
Due to the growing number of allergies and health concerns for our students, the F.L.I.C.S staff celebrates student birthdays with a non-food celebration. Each classroom teacher finds a special way to honor each student on his/her birthday. Some examples are having the student wear a crown, singing to the child, and writing compliments to the birthday child. Students are welcome to donate a gently used or new book to be added to the class or school library in the child’s name in honor of his/her birthday. We appreciate your support and ask that you please do not send in food treats for your child’s birthday.