Peanut and Food Allergies
This school year we have a number of students with food allergies, some with potentially life-threatening peanut allergies. We need your support. Please consider not sending any peanut or nut containing products to school with your child. We are a community, and this will really help those members of our community that are most vulnerable.
On the school side, we continue to educate and remind our students that we do not share food, and they have been responding well. Our school nurse has met with our teachers and instructional yard duty personnel to educate and support. We thank you in advance for your understanding and consideration in helping us maintain a safe and healthy environment for all of our students.
Suggested Snack List for Celebrations
The following foods are consistent with the Wellness Council’s nutrition standards.
- Nut-free products
- bread sticks or pretzels w/ mustard or other dips
- open face sandwiches using cut vegetables to make faces or other designs, students can build these themselves in class.
- baked pita chips or bread w/ hummus (prefer whole grain)
- baked tortilla chips with salsa
- popcorn (without flavor)
- homemade pizza bagels
- baked apple ring with cinnamon
- 100% frozen fruit bars, homemade or purchased
- homemade banana, carrot or zucchini muffins
- yogurt and fruit parfait, students could build these in class
- fruit cobblers
- graham crackers
- Protein, healthy fats, fresh fruits and vegetables are great options.
- When buying packaged food, look at the ingredients
- Celebrate with non-food treats such as pencils, note pads, or play games
Try to Avoid:
- Nuts and nut-containing products
- Hydrogenated oils
- High fructose corn syrup
- Artificial color and flavor
Head Lice Information
If nits are discovered we are recommending students immediately seek treatment. Our school nurse advises students to keep their hair short or if their hair is long to keep it back in a pony tail, braid, or bun. Do not share hats.
Although there is nothing "dirty" about having lice, some children and parents are embarrassed by it. As child care providers, we keep all cases of lice confidential and are encouraging children and parents to do the same. It is very important that our school and child care personnel are informed if lice is detected in your child's hair. We appreciate your corporation around this and how much of a distraction this has been for some of our families.
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Flu, Preventative Actions
Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.
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