Dear Parents/ Guardians,Due to much confusion about snack time, we are going to enforcea common practice in Kindergarten, First, and Second grade. From thispoint on, please send your child with a fruit or vegetable ONLY. This willprevent any confusion, keep all students safe, and prevent us from taking away from academic time checking labels. There are simply two reasons why we are encouraging the kids tobring a fruit or vegetable. Most importantly, we are having some issueswith students bringing acceptable snacks due to allergies. We have more than one child in each of the grade levels with severe allergies and theseallergies are not limited to nuts. With students being up and moving around, encouraging students to bring a fruit or vegetable will take the guesswork out of whether or not a particular snack is safe for ourclassroom. The second reason is that many students were bringing items from
the school's “Acceptable Snack List”, which we felt consisted of a large
number of unhealthy choices. As a team we decided that we would doour best to encourage our students to choose healthier snacks.Many students bring items such as grapes, apples, bananas,peaches, pears, carrots, and green beans. We also have some students
that bring fruit cups or those “squeezable fruits”.
If they choose tobring something that may be a bit messier, we just ask that they stay at their seat while they eat their snack.If being able to supply fruits and vegetables is an issue for you andyour family, please let us know so we can make proper arrangements. From this point on, any snack other than a fruit or a vegetable will besent home, no questions asked. Please feel free to contact me if youhave further questions on this matter. Thank you for your understanding,