This year, my district completely banned cupcakes/cakes being brought to school for parties or birthdays. We warned parents last year (throughout the entire year); however, they still act like this the first time they’ve heard of it (despite letters, phone calls, and texts from the district office). Once we remind them that they (along with all other parents at our school) signed the final page of our handbook which states that they read and understand all rules, they usually calm down. Here are the options that our district has given parents: *donuts *cookies *brownies *GoGurt *fruit snacks/fruit leather *chips *pretzels *fruit or veggie trays *individual jello or pudding cups *other individually wrapped treats Any of the aforementioned items must be store bought. Since donuts are listed, we’ve had parents bringing in large, bakery type donuts (picture Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme) for the entire class. I don’t think those are any healthier than cupcakes. My rant is over. I simply get miffed when things just don’t add up.