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Birthday Baskets and Classroom Snacks

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Birthday Baskets & Classroom Snacks

Birthday baskets and classroom snack services are only available for grades K-6.

Spring Grove Area School District does not allow food and drinks from outside the school building to be brought in for birthday celebrations and snacks for the classroom. Instead, the Nutrition Services Department offers a convenient and stress-free way for parents to provide food and snacks in the classroom through the Birthday Baskets and Classroom Snacks services.

Both services can be easily purchased using MySchoolBucks and meet the federal Smart Snack nutritional and allergy requirements/guidelines.

Birthday Baskets

Do you have a child celebrating a birthday during the school year? Order a Rocket Birthday Basket through the Nutrition Services Department for a fun and easy way to help your child celebrate a birthday with their class.

The basket's food contents will meet the nutritional and allergy requirements AND be a fun way to celebrate in class. The birthday basket is $21.00.

Classroom Snacks

Easily purchase snacks for your child's entire class! The classroom snacks are $12.00 per bundle of 24 assorted smart-snack-compliant snacks. The classroom snacks will be distributed to students by the classroom teacher at his/her discretion. 

How to Purchase

Birthday baskets and classroom snacks can be purchased by using or the MySchoolBucks mobile app with no convenience fees charged.

Please note that you cannot use funds from your child's meal account to purchase birthday baskets or classroom snacks.

Watch the video to learn how to use or the MySchoolBucks app to purchase classroom snacks. The process to purchase birthday baskets is very similar to the classroom snack process. 

The paper Rocket Birthday Basket Order Form is still available. Download, complete, and send to your child's school.

Smart Snacks in Schools

All foods available in District schools during the school day will be offered to students with consideration for promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity in accordance with the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Those foods outside the school cafeteria will be prepackaged and include complete ingredient lists.  

The Smart Snacks in School regulation applies to foods sold a la carte, in the school store, vending machines, and any other venues where food is sold to students.

To qualify as a Smart Snack, a snack or entrée must first meet the general nutrition standards:

  • Be a grain product that contains 50 percent or more whole grains by weight (have a whole grain as the first ingredient); or
  • Have as the first ingredient a fruit, a vegetable, a dairy product, or a protein food; or
  • Be a combination food that contains at least ¼ cup of fruit and/or vegetable; and
  • The food must meet the nutrient standards for calories, sodium, sugar, and fats:
    • Calories: 200 calories or less
    • Sodium: 200 mg or less
    • Total Fat: 35% of calories or less
    • Saturated Fat: Less than 10% of calories
    • Trans Fat: 0 g
    • Sugar: 35% by weight or less

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