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District: Sorry Kids, No More Birthday Cake In School—Try a Delicious Pencil Instead
Reason ^ | June 25 2014 | Robby Soave

Posted on 06/25/2014 2:22:32 PM PDT by PoloSec

A Washington school district is going the extra mile to ensure that fun dies a wretched death: Students will now be prohibited from bringing cupcakes to school to celebrate their birthdays.

The sweet snacks were deemed inappropriate, given the Obama administration's federal health mandates for public schools, according to KIRO 7:

The move is part of an 18-month wellness and nutrition study that started after a new federal wellness policy took effect requiring superintendents nationwide to monitor nutritional standards for students.

The district has gotten three written complaints so far.

Instead of a cupcake, students will now get a pencil or handmade card from classmates.

How fun.

Apparently, some teachers complained that there were simply too many birthdays during certain weeks and the extra sweets made kids rowdy. Okay, but can't they just celebrate some joint birthdays without cutting cake entirely?

Nope, according to Edmonds School District spokeswoman DJ Jakala:

"If the child chooses, the class will sing to them. Like I said, there are instances of personalized cards and they can be first in line," said Jakala.

Just let them eat cake.


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1 posted on 06/25/2014 2:22:32 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Handmade card with Jesus on it??????


2 posted on 06/25/2014 2:24:30 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: PoloSec

Gotta Love that change.


3 posted on 06/25/2014 2:26:58 PM PDT by StoneWall Brigade (Howard Phillips Conservative)
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To: PoloSec
Anecdotal story (my adventures in substituting stopped a year ago)

I was at a school where a parent brought in cupcakes for her daughters birthday. It's a tradition in the elementary schools. A nutritionally enlightend teacher tried to prevent the distribution of cupcakes. The culturally enlightend teacher refused to comply. It got so heated a security guard had to separate them.

It was amazing.

4 posted on 06/25/2014 2:28:58 PM PDT by grania
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To: PoloSec

Regressives: Laying waste to the last vestiges of pleasure wherever it can be found.


5 posted on 06/25/2014 2:31:09 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: grania; a fool in paradise

probably a good idea to ban cake and brownies in Colorado and Washington State, come to think of it.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 2:33:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PoloSec

probably pot-laced cupcakes


7 posted on 06/25/2014 2:33:35 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL
probably a good idea to ban cake and brownies in Colorado and WA state, come to think of it

Homemade cookies and brownies will be confiscated from children's lunchboxes for their own good.

8 posted on 06/25/2014 2:38:28 PM PDT by grania
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To: PoloSec


HOW DARE YOU WANT THAT CUPCAKE.
DON'T YOU KNOW WE LOVE YOU!


9 posted on 06/25/2014 2:38:32 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: PoloSec

10 posted on 06/25/2014 2:42:26 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: PoloSec

“Apparently, some teachers complained that there were simply too many birthdays during certain weeks and the extra sweets made kids rowdy.”

Well, actually, they don’t. There’s an article on WebMD that say’s it’s more likely the excitement of a birthday party that makes kids rowdy.


11 posted on 06/25/2014 2:42:49 PM PDT by DugwayDuke
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To: DugwayDuke

they could have one party a month for all the kids with b-days that month


12 posted on 06/25/2014 2:43:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PoloSec

We were not allowed to have parties in school except right before Christmas break. We were not allowed to bring Coke (aka soda) to school either. The only vending machines in the school were forbidden for students and/or in the staff rooms. I don’t know how we survived with so many rules, but they were rules made by our principals.

My daughter’s class had a special snack once a week provided by a student. The teacher usually timed it so that a student’s birthday coincided with their snack week. One week, there were several birthdays AND we were having a party for something. There were 48 cupcakes and banana splits. Those children were standing on the ceiling! They went outside to the playground afterward and played for the rest of the afternoon.


13 posted on 06/25/2014 2:43:46 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: PoloSec

It will probably come with instructions on how to do the Pencil Test


14 posted on 06/25/2014 2:45:43 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: PoloSec

When are the parents going to wake up and throw the bums out? When they can rule stupid on the stupid stuff, they rule stupid on the important stuff.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 2:48:00 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: PoloSec

WOW a whole pencil, gee wiz thanks!! But wait, that pencil can be used as a weapon, to stab other students, then the left will be demanding pencil control


16 posted on 06/25/2014 2:51:05 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: PoloSec

I think they made a law in Arizona requiring that when a parent brings a treat from home for the whole class, it must be a healthy snack. They give a list of things like bran muffins and Cheez-Its. I would bring nutritious iced cupcakes. Lol. I never had any issues sneaking them to classrooms. Oh and I didn’t sneak. Principals and teachers are happy happy happy when a parent cares enough to bring a treat for students.


17 posted on 06/25/2014 2:53:37 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: StoneWall Brigade

Ok, ok, ok...let me see if I understand this correctly...The 1st lady’s only constitutional duty is to have sex with the pre_sent. Correct???

How on earth is she being allowed to dictate to any American what it is they will eat for lunch?


18 posted on 06/25/2014 3:04:31 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: PoloSec
Hey, as long as the kids know that Obama and Nanny Government are responsible for taking away their cupcakes.

Nothing like inspiring kids to rebel against government at a young age!

19 posted on 06/25/2014 3:25:32 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: PoloSec

My son’s school (private Catholic) only allows small, store bought, packaged items. It’s because kids’ birthdays have gotten out of control at school. Moms want to throw parties and it takes away from learning, which is why they’re there to begin with.


20 posted on 06/25/2014 3:37:16 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: PoloSec

The Inner Michelle Obama


21 posted on 06/25/2014 4:04:43 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: PoloSec

Pencils aren’t nearly as tasty since they took the lead out of the paint.


22 posted on 06/25/2014 4:19:02 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: PoloSec
My daughter is studying Dietetics. She would like to work with eating disorder patients.

My crystal ball says business will be booming in a few short years.

23 posted on 06/25/2014 4:42:56 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Tea: A beverage best served cold. With RINO meat.)
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To: PoloSec

That’s been the policy here in Indiana for years, maybe a decade.

No food that isn’t in a sealed commercial wrapper.


24 posted on 06/25/2014 4:45:04 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: PoloSec

Pretty soon they will change the name of Washington State to Marxist State. It would be fitting.


25 posted on 06/25/2014 5:34:16 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: PoloSec

Reason 2 million 345 thousand and 9 to home school your kids. They can EAT cake if you let them.


26 posted on 06/25/2014 8:10:43 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm EqqxCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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