This year, each student in fifth grade will be responsible for bringing a daily healthy snack from home. Because fifth graders don’t eat lunch until around 1:00 PM, these healthy snacks are essential to rejuvenate the students’ energy and attention span. These snacks are consumed in our classroom, so it is important that students not only bring healthy snacks, but they also must be NUT FREE SNACKS (both peanuts and tree nuts: almonds, pecans, etc.). When helping your child select a morning snack, please keep in mind the safety of our friends who have food allergies. The best defense against accidental exposure for our students with allergies is to always read the label. At the bottom of the ingredient list, an allergen warning can almost always be found. Ingredients do change, so always read the label even if you’ve checked on a prior purchase. If you send homemade baked goods in your child’s lunch, these should be consumed in the lunchroom during lunch time rather than in the classroom.