At Powerstown Educate Together National School we discourage party bags, cakes or sweets. Handing these out takes up a lot of teaching and learning time throughout the year and can put pressure on other parents to supply sweets and treats on their child’s birthday. If you wish to mark your child’s birthday please see their class teacher for advice. Every child in the school is made to feel special on their birthday by the school community. School staff cannot be responsible for handing out party invites. Parents can do this in a subtle manner outside the building.