When bringing refrigerated items into the classroom, please be sure to label your child’s food items and place into our cold-item bin. However, these bins have been overflowing so we can also suggest packing your lunch boxes with an icepack and/or refrigerating only the items that really need to stay cold (i.e. yogurt, etc.) Items like sandwiches and cracker-type snacks can stay in the lunch bags.
Items to be warmed:
When sending in food that will need to be heated prior to lunchtime, please send the food inside the microwaveable container that you wish to have the food warmed up and served in. You can purchase microwaveable containers with lids at Target, Walmart, etc. Feel free to ask your teachers if you have any questions.
If you bring a sandwich with a spread that resembles a nut-spread but is not (i.e. soy butter or sunflower butter), please be sure to label your items.
***Updated policy: NO NUT OR EGG***
We have severe nut and egg allergies in the school.
As we face a growing number of children here that are dealing with food allergies and, specifically, potentially life-threatening peanut, tree nut and egg allergies, Little Oak Preschool will be a peanut, tree nut and egg** free preschool, beginning Summer 2017 and going forward into the 2017/2018 school year.
As a school dedicated to some of the youngest members of our community, we understand that many of our students are less able to manage their allergies and food items independently along with keeping food contained to their space. Our staff will continue to sanitize toys, tables and chairs and to monitor snacks and lunches, however, we would like to go forward and have your families comply with the peanut/nut/egg** free campus and save your peanut, tree nut and eggs** to be eaten at home and not at Little Oak.
Allergy update and clarification (please read):
Thank you for your sensitivity to our food allergy issues here at Little Oak. It has come to our attention that there are a few questions about the foods we are asking ALL classes (Honeybees, Butterflies, Goldfish, Red Birds, Blue Birds, Yellow Ducks, Green Frogs, Polar Bears and Brown Bears) to avoid bringing here at school.
We know that peanuts, nut products and eggs** can be staples in your family diet. It is important for us here at Little Oak to be diligent and as cautious as possible. We appreciate your compliance. Here are a few clarifications:
Peanuts/Nut Products: Please avoid bringing anything into school that contains peanuts or nut products. Food that has been made on equipment that contains nuts/peanuts is ok. Food that is made in a facility with nuts/peanuts is ok. Foods containing peanuts/nuts is not ok.
**Egg: This is a hard one to define as “eggs” can be found in many products. For the time being, we are currently asking that eggs and egg products remain away from Little Oak… eggs baked within foods are the exception. Examples of “eggs” and “egg products” we cannot have here at Little Oak are:
Please feel free to call or come into the office if you have any allergy or specific questions, or need alternate meal ideas—we would love to help.
Thank you, and happy lunching!