August 1, 2019
Dear North Primary School Families,
We have several students at North Primary School that have a peanut/tree nut allergy. As many as 1.5 million Americans have food allergies, including approximately 6 million children. Food allergies can be potentially fatal, and there is no cure. The only way to avoid a reaction is to completely avoid the offending food.
We know that many parents like to celebrate birthdays and other occasions with special treats. We encourage parents to celebrate with non-food items such as stickers, pencils, themed erasers, or other trinkets, rather than food. Any food that is sent in to share with students should be pre-packaged and contain an ingredient label. Please give these items to your child’s teacher for distribution. These items will not be eaten in school and will be sent home with the children.
Please remind your child not to share food with other classmates in the lunchroom or at times when snacks are permitted. At school hand washing before and after eating is emphasized. Eating on the school bus is strictly prohibited.
If throughout the course of the year you have any questions or concerns about food-allergy-related issues, please do not hesitate to contact either one of us. To learn more about food allergies, you may visit Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network’s website, www.foodallergy.org
Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
Ms. Molly Donohue Mrs. Christine Ross
School Nurse Principal