Safe Food List

FOOD ALLERGY AWARENESS – 2018-2019

NO FOOD IS ALLOWED FOR CELEBRATIONS AT NORRBACK AVE. SCHOOL.

Although nearly any food is capable of triggering an allergic reaction, there are some common foods that cause a majority of reactions.  They are:  PEANUTS, EGG, MILK, TREE-NUTS, SOY, WHEAT, FISH, SHELLFISH, and SESAME (http: www.foodallergy 2018)

Due to the fact that there are numerous students with PEANUT and TREE NUT allergies, we ask staff and students be NUT AWARE in the classroom and avoid snacks that may contain PEANUTS or TREE-NUTS.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) “Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Ear Care and Education Programs” recommend avoiding the use of known allergens in classroom activities, such as arts and crafts, counting, science projects, parties, holidays and celebrations, or cooking.  The guidelines advise using nonfood items for rewards or incentives to help create and maintain a healthy, safe, and inclusive environment for students.  

NO FOOD IS ALLOWED FOR CELEBRATIONS AT NORRBACK AVE. SCHOOL.

Here are some ideas for nonfood rewards or treats:

Low Cost Non-Food Treats/Rewards

  • Glow sticks, glow bracelets, necklaces 
  • Friendship bracelets
  • Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
  • Bubbles
  • Erasers or pencil toppers
  • Finger puppets or novelty toys
  • Mini notepads
  • Activity or coloring books
  • Bookmarks or books
  • Stickers
  • Sunglasses

For more information with regards to Food Allergies please visit the following link:

https.//www.food allergy.org/life-food-allergies/managing-lifes-milestones/attending school.

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Instructional Focus

Norrback Avenue School’s focus on comprehensive literacy instruction is a school wide, collaborative effort to improve our students’ ability to independently use reading, writing, listening and speaking as a means to effectively communicate for authentic and personal reasons. Instruction will be strengthened in all content areas, through integration of SRSD strategies and continued emphasis on the reading and writing workshop model. View School Accountability Plan for more details about our school.