Healthy Snacks – Allergy Considerations
November 18, 2019
Dear PS 101 Families:
Student safety is our number one priority at PS 101. I want to ensure your child is healthy and happy each day they walk through the PS 101 doors.
A concern I need your help with is sharing of snacks. Often times, through their kindness, children share their snack with a friend. However, the friend may have an allergy to the snack and if eaten can lead to a severe allergy attack. We have many students who have peanut or tree allergies and their health can be at risk due to ingredients/contents of foods, packaging and facilities.
Please speak with your child about the importance of not sharing their snack for health reasons.
Additionally, many families share birthday celebrations and parties with their classes. Please consider the ingredients in your store-bought goods or homemade recipes for the sake of all of our youngsters. Additionally, if you are preparing candy/treat bags, please DO NOT include any peanut candies (or chocolate with peanuts) as this can be a life or death situation due to an allergy.
For those parents/guardians who have children with an allergy, please prepare some snacks that your child can have and enjoy when a party is taking place. You may consider sending in packaged snacks/cookies for the teacher to store and use when a party is held in the classroom. Teachers can use your items as a safe alternative for your child.
Moving forward, I ask that you please consider other student’s safety when buying any treats or goodies for the class. We want to avoid any health-related problems with our youngsters and ask for your help and cooperation. If I can be of any further assistance or you should have any concerns, please feel free to contact Parent Coordinator Margaret Lloyd or School Nurse Dellavalle at 718-372-0221.
Thank you for your help.