Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Please send ONLY fruit and vegetable snacks to school for the first 4 weeks until all food allergy plans can be evaluated and implemented. If it is possible to reduce this amount of time, we will send a note and post the information on the school website. This is necessary to be responsive to the increasing number of medically sensitive situations with which we are faced.
Beyond that, I also want to note the AAPS Wellness Policy covers both nutrition education and nutrition standards. In particular, the policy states that foods of minimal nutritional value will not be served during the instructional day, including the meal service period. The effect of this policy will be seen in the food service program with healthy food choices. In addition, I strongly encourage families to consider healthy choices, such as non-food items, as part of birthday and classroom celebrations.
As a reminder to parents/guardians whose children are medically sensitive, please turn in updated medical response plans from your child's physician to the school office before school begins. An updated plan is required each year and/or any time there is a change in your child's health.
Also, as a reminder to all parents, children may not take medication at school unless we have written instructions from their physician. This includes over the counter (non-prescription) medication. For families with medically sensitive children, please turn in medication on or before the first day of school.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Families will be introduced to the school, to Mr. Karr and to the King PTO.
Student led tours of the school will also be conducted. Hope to see you there!