Essex Elementary School has food-free birthday celebrations. Each classroom has a unique way of recognizing birthdays. In our classroom, we give the birthday boy or girl a crown to decorate. Later, we sing and the child blows out a battery operated “candle” on top of a fabric “cake”.

Please do not send in any toys, trinkets, or gifts for your child to hand out to classmates.

If a child’s birthday falls on a weekend or school holiday, we will celebrate on the following day. For summer birthdays, we select a day in June for each child to celebrate early.

Invitations to parties should be sent directly to students, not through the school.