Birthdays and Celebrations

Goody Bag Policy

It is the policy at PS 65 to not permit goodie bags containing edible items.  This policy has been in effect since we opened our doors in 2008.  This policy is also listed in our Family Handbook.  This policy came about for the following reasons:

  • Safety - Many students have allergies to food and dyes.
  • Parent/Guardian Choice - Many of our families do not permit their children to eat candy and do not want us to give them candy.

Below is a list of items that are acceptable treats/snacks for our "dolphins":

  • carrot sticks
  • fruit, fruit snacks, applesauce - if you send in grapes, please peel them
  • fruit juice
  • all-natural potato chips, pretzels, braided pretzels, and cookies
  • ice pops and fruit pops


Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Santaliz, Parent Coordinator at