Dennis E. Cowan Elementary School

2019-20 Birthday Treat Policy!

Cowan has updated its policy regarding treats for the 2019-2020 school year in an effort to be in alignment with the district initiative to remove “The Harmful 7” from the cafeteria and parental requests to limit the amount of sugar children get during the school day.


If you would like to do something for your child's entire class to celebrate a birthday, you may only bring non-food items such as stickers, pencils or other inexpensive items to share. This policy includes ALL food items and is not just limited to sweet treats such as donuts, cupcakes or cookies.  


We will continue to honor your tradition of coming to school to celebrate, and you are welcome to provide your child with a treat of your choice. 


Thank you for your understanding and support of our Cowan Coyotes!


Check out this website for a few AWESOME NON-FOOD birthday celebration ideas