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FAQs about BBES Birthday Recognition

What is the best way to recognize my child’s birthday at school?

We encourage all parents to purchase a birthday book for their child. The cost is $15.  Each student selects a book from the Librarian’s Birthday Book Cart and a bookplate with the name of the student is inserted into the front of the book as a dedication. The child’s picture is taken with the book and posted in the BBES Birthday Hall.

Do cupcakes/cookies need to be approved?

Yes, if you wish to recognize your child’s birthday at school by having cupcakes/cookies, you must get approval at least 48 hours in advance.

How can my request be approved?

Please complete the BBES Birthday Application and submit it to the front office staff at least 48 hours prior to the cupcake/cookie recognition. This allows us to check the class list for allergies and make alternate plans for students who may not participate due to allergies. You will be notified of the approval once it is signed by an administrator. These applications are located on our webpage or in the Bear Branch front office.
What may I bring?

One item/individual serving for each student in the class – Cookie/Cupcakes that are store-bought. All ingredients must be listed on the package. No homemade items are permitted. Avoid all nuts, peanut butter, and red dyes. No drinks, gifts, balloons or gift bags will be permitted or delivered to the room.

When will these recognitions take place?

Each grade level has designated a time for these recognitions which does not interfere with instruction:
  • K – 2 p.m.
  • 1st – 1:30 p.m.
  • 2nd– 2 p.m.
  • 3rd – 10 a.m.
  • 4th – 3 p.m.
  • 5th – 3 p.m.

When should I drop them off at the front office?

Please drop off items for the class at the front office no later than 9 a.m.

Where can I get a copy of the approval form?

You may obtain a copy of the Birthday approval form on Bear Branch’s webpage or from our front office staff.

When can we recognize my child’s birthday?

All birthdays should be recognized on, immediately before or immediately after the actual birthday. Parents of students with summer birthdays should contact teachers to secure a convenient time to celebrate.

May we celebrate things other than birthdays?

This recognition applies to birthdays only. Moving out of town or celebrating a tournament victory may be appropriate outside of the school day. Only birthday recognitions may be celebrated at school. A reminder: Bear Branch recognizes students for extra-curricular activities on Fridays during announcements.

May I come to the recognition?

The recognition is “in class” only and limited to teachers and students.