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School Parties and Celebrations

October 5, 2015

Dear Families,

In support of the SAU 39 Wellness Policy, Mont Vernon Village School continues to abide by the following practice related to the Wellness Plan. All classroom parties will be planned by the classroom teacher and room parent

Suggested list for classroom parties includes: 

(Parents may sign up for items when posted by their room parent/parents)

Fresh fruit

Vegetables & Healthy dip

Cheese & Crackers

Yogurt

100% Juice or Water

Paper products (Napkins, plates, plastic wear, cups)

Decorations

*ONLY one food item that does not meet recommended nutrition standards. (Examples: cookies, cupcakes, brownies, ice cream)

*In recognizing the large number of children and adults with peanut/tree nut, food allergies, strict guidelines must be followed for the safety of all students and individual.  If there is an allergy in the classroom, NO HOMEMADE GOODS ARE PERMITITTED, DUE TO THE CHANCE OF CROSS CONTAMINATION.

All prepackaged food brought in to be shared, must be accompanied with the original, ingredient and nutritional label.  These labels and food items must be brought to the Main Office for review, due to the fact that a product’s ingredient list may have been free of a specific allergen the last time you purchased it, but manufacturers can change ingredients at any time without warning.  All snacks that contain peanuts, and tree nuts and their derivatives are unsafe.  Product labels stating “may contain traces of peanuts or tree nuts” or “processed in a plant that processes peanuts or tree nuts” are considered unsafe as well. 

* In regards to students birthdays. NO cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, muffins, candy, ice cream, etc. is permitted. If you bring in a treat it must be a healthy choice, as fruit, cheese crackers, vegetable, 100% fruit pops, or a small token, pencil, eraser, etc.  We have seen some amazing creativity in regards to the Wellness Policy, and we thank you for your continued attention and support.   

Sincerely,

John J Schuttinger, Principal