I am frustrated with a letter that Livia's nursery school sent home today and I guess I need some help understanding...
Each child takes a turn bringing snack for their class. At Sydney's school, we make a big deal about it and make special muffins for the other kids in her class. She loves it. Her school is nut-free, so we always just make banana muffins, pumpkin, or something to that effect. But we are allowed to take cereal bars, etc. if we want, as long as they have no nuts in them.
This letter that Livia's school sent home today, says that because there is a child that goes that school, not necessarily in her class, we are not allowed to bring anything that MAY have been manufactured in a place containing nuts and we are not allowed to bring anything with eggs, no muffins, no breads, no granola/cereal bars, no cookies, no cakes, and no vegetable dips, etc. But yet, they want us to be bringing a balanced, nutricious snack....what does that leave us with?? This is her second week, so she's been 4 days and they've had cheese and crackers every day.
I do not want to sound selfish or judgemental...I just don't understand and I can't come up with a better solution that would be better for everyone.
What if it were my child? I don't know what we would do.
What if my child were diabetic? Would I ask the school not to allow sugars?
What if they had a milk allergy? I wouldn't expect the school to supply them with soy.
What if they were allergic to something in the play-doh, or the finger paints? Then the whole class couldn't play with either??
I just need some help understanding these situations. Anyone??
(Please do not take offense - I just do not know enough about this and just need some info). Thanks!