We want everyone to be aware so that if your child eats lunch in a classroom with a student with allergies you'll be ready. If they aren't currently in the class, they may get invited to eat there. This is also good information for our community events and potlucks
What does this mean:
**1st/2nd will be an entirely nut free, sunflower seed and sesame seed free safe haven. Please do not send any nut-butters (peanut, almond, sunbutter etc), or any other products with nuts or made in factories with nuts to school if your child is in kindergarten.
**Grades 1-6: No nut butters or sun butters. Other foods made with nuts are ok as long as they are not oily.
**Grades 7-8: No change unless they are having lunch in Surry.
Here are a couple alternatives for those "desperate lunch packers" that have children that "live" on peanut butter. Soy butter (Wowbutter) and apple butter are safe. Other legumes are also safe. Make a date with your child to shop for these alternatives and see which one they like the most. Engaging them in the discussion will help increase understanding. We know this is hard, go ahead and acknowledge that.
This year we have a student in the classroom with a severe allergy to eggs. In order to ensure the safety of all our students,please refrain from sending in hard boiled eggs, egg salad or deviled eggs. We are hopeful that this isn't too much of a disruption in the normal snack/lunch making routine since those items aren't usually all that popular with six and seven year olds. If you have any questions or need suggestions for alternatives don't hesitate to ask Matora or Carol Menck Keefe.