Snack

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  1. MorahMe

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    Parents have asked me to send home a list of acceptable snack items to send to school. In the end, my director decided to send home a letter saying that each parent will be responsible to send in snack one day a week for the whole class, starting in January. (There are only six students in the class.) I need to compile a list to send home though, because otherwise I'm going to end up with a class full of preschoolers on a sugar high. Ideas, anyone?

    So far I have:

    fresh, uncut fruits and veggies
    pretzels
    granola bars
    crackers
     
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    Goldfish crackers
     
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    Great ideas on the website.
     
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    Thanks for the link! Now I just have to make a list of acceptable brands based on the school's Kosher standards (we're an Orthodox, Jewish school, although not all the children are), and I'm ready to go!
     
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    The list had some great ideas. I think I might use it for my parties for the rest of the year. I get tired of parents sending cookies, cupcakes, and candy.
     
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    Exactly! I had to condense it a little, I'm trying to keep the notice to one page. I'm so sick of all the candy in the classroom!
     
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    My district has a wellness policy that we're supposed to abide by both for snacks as well as parties, etc. I don't completely understand it (ice cream cups are on the OK list), but it does help. My kids are BIG fans of graham crackers, pretzels, goldfish, and any kind of fruit.
     
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    So I forgot to write in the note that they don't have to send in the snacks until next week, and the first mother was so good about it! She sent in a box of whole wheat crackers, and three oranges. The kids ate, and there were no hunger complaints! Yay for involved moms!
     
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    Snacks

    Celery or carrots sticks
    Pretzels
    Raisins
    Any Fruit (kabobs are fun)
    Bagel Chips w/ cream cheese
    Yogurt (in cup or tube)
    Trail mix
    Cereal bars (fruit filled ones)
    Veggies with dip
    Cheese crackers
    Other cracker types
    100% fruit frozen pops (this is the only type Popsicles we allow)
    French bread with butter
    Applesauce or other fruit cups
    Cheese and pepperoni
    Rice cakes
    Graham crackers with peanut butter or cream cheese


    These are the ones I can remember without looking at our school approved list.

    Our kids love to dip and spread, we use popsicle sticks as knives to spread cream cheese and peanut butter.
     
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    I like the popsicle stick idea! I already sent out my snack list, which is similar to what you posted. So far, it's been going pretty well, and now we're snowed out of school, so it'll be a while before I have to worry again. I really need to buy some back-up snack though, for when the child who is supposed to bring it is absent. That's the only issue we've run into so far.
     

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