Due to the increased numbers of students with severe allergies to various food and nut products and health conditions such as diabetes, West Wing School has instituted a new policy regarding student Birthdays and Parties. While parents will still be able to share small bags and non-edible “treats” such as pencils, erasers, note pads, rulers, etc., there will no longer be any edible treats or food items of any kind permitted to be consumed or opened in the classroom except as planned and executed by teachers and room parents. Teachers can plan a menu and purchase items for class parties with knowledge of food allergies.
In the past, we as parents looked forward to celebrating the birthdays of our children by bringing cakes or doughnuts to share with classmates, but unfortunately those types of celebrations will have to take place at home. Even a brief exposure to some of these allergens could render a susceptible child unable to breathe in minutes. We value the health and well being of all WW students and will do everything in our power to safeguard your children. That is the reason for instituting this policy and we appreciate your support and understanding.