At least one of the children in your child’s class has a severe allergy to nuts. Strict avoidance is the only way to prevent an allergic reaction. The reaction can be life-
threatening. A reaction can be brought on by the touch and smell of peanut and nut products as well as by consuming them.
We must do what we can to provide all students with a safe learning environment. In an effort to allow all students to participate fully in all class activities, we ask that you not send any foods which contain nut products in your child’s snack. Please pack lunch and snack separately. There will be a nut-free table in the cafeteria during the kindergarten lunch period. We need your awareness and your cooperation. With these precautions in place, all children will be afforded a safe, healthy and successful school environment.
Below is a list of suggested snacks; you may find others that are also nut-free. Thank you for your cooperation.
Safe Food Snack List
Cereal (Cheerios, Fruit Loops, Chex) Pretzels
Dum Dum Pops Rice crispy treats
Fruit * Skittles
Goldfish Smart Food Popcorn
Graham crackers (regular or cinnamon) Teddy Grahams (all but
Hershey Plain chocolate bars or kisses Twizzlers
Kellogg’s Nutra grain bars Vegetables *
Lays potato chips Vienna fingers
Nabisco Chips Ahoy cookies Wheat thin
Nabisco Oreos (plain) Yogurt w/o
Please remember to read all labels. Generic brands are not necessarily safe substitutes for the name brand items listed above. Foods with peanuts, walnuts, almonds, pecans, etc. or peanut oils will not be allowed in our classroom. Watch for labels that read, “…may contain traces of peanuts or other nuts or manufactured in a facility that also processes peanuts or other tree nuts.” These foods are very dangerous and cannot be allowed in our classroom.
What is the curriculum for kindergarten?
We follow the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Kindergarten. Here are the links:
Listed below are the subject areas which are covered, the materials used and some of the focus areas.
Envisions Math and Daily Calendar/Number Corner
- number recognition
- number sense
- Pledge the Flag/Patriotic Song
- Map and globe skills
- Presidents and other important Americans
- Seasons, day and night
- Living and nonliving things
- Animals 2x2: comparing sets of animals
- Plants and how they grow
- Social and Emotional Skills
- Problem solving
What things are not needed in Kindergarten?
- Pencil boxes
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