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     ALL classrooms at  Arrowhead Elementary School are nut-free areas.  This policy is designed to keep our severe food allergic children safe in their learning environment.  Strict avoidance of nut products is the only way to prevent a life-threatening allergic reaction in some children.  Please do not send any nut containing products for your child to eat in class or to be served in the classroom for celebrations.  This includes foods processed in a factory that also processes nut-containing foods.  Unfortunately, many chocolate candies are included in this group of foods—please check labels closely for this warning before purchasing them for school.  *Please check out Safe Snack List below before you bring in treats/snacks or other items for the classrooms.  If your child has eaten nuts prior to coming to school, please be sure your child’s hands have been washed with soap and water prior to entering the school.  
     
    Some classrooms have additional foods that are to be avoided in your child’s snacks or food to share.  You would have been informed of these additional foods in a letter from me at the beginning of the school year.  If you are uncertain of additional foods to avoid, please ask your child’s teacher.
     
    Since lunch is eaten in the cafeteria, your child may bring peanut butter and/or nut products for lunch.  Please remind your children to wash their hands with soap after eating nut containing food for lunch.
     
    I appreciate your support of these procedures.  If you have any questions, please contact me. 
      

         Baked/Processed Birthday or Celebration Treats List

     Unfortunately, most bakery items, including cupcakes and donuts, are included in the "processed in a nut-producing facility" group of foods, so they are not allowed.
    To keep all our students safe at school, baked/processed birthday or celebration treats brought to school to be shared in class must be one of the following:

    • Barnum’s Animal Crackers – Original

    • Rold Gold Pretzels 

    • Chips Ahoy – Chocolate Chip, Reduced Fat, Candy Blasts, Chunky, Chewy, White Fudge Chunky,

    • Keebler Vanilla Wafers – Original, Mini

    • Lorna Doone Shortbread Cookies

    • Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs – Chips Ahoy Thin Crisps, Lorna Doone Shortbread Cookie Crisps

    • Nabisco Biscos Sugar Wafers – Creme Filling

    • Nabisco Ginger Snaps

    • Oreos --Original, Double Stuf

    • Nutri Grain Cereal Bars – Blueberry, Strawberry, Apple Cinnamon, Blackberry, Mixed Berry, Raspberry, Cherry Pomegranate, Strawberry Acai

    • Special K Bar – Blueberry, Strawberry, Chocolatey Drizzle, Raspberry Cheesecake, Vanilla Crisp

    • Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats – Original

    • Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups or Fruit by the Foot

    • Fruit Gushers

    • Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks – Dora the Explorer, Scooby-Doo, SpongeBob Square Pants, Shark Bites

    • Dole Fruit Bars – Variety 12 Pack (Strawberry, Grape, Raspberry)

    • Luigi’s Real Italian Ice – 6 Pack Varieties: Cherry, Lemon, Lemon & Strawberry, Mango, Watermelon & Blue Raspberry

    • Marino’s Italian Ice – 12 Pack Varieties: Blue, Bubble Gum, Cherry, Chocolate, Cola, Grape, Lemon, Lime, Mango, Orange, Pineapple, Rainbow, Strawberry, Tropical, Watermelon

     
    OR ANY SNACK LISTED AS NUT-FREE ON THE SNACK SAFELY SNACK LIST AT:  snacksafely.com/safe-snack-guide