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Principal’s Message 10/26/2015

Date: October 26, 2015 Author: Michelle Marchena Curtis Categories: Featured, Principals Message

Hello BA families.

Thank you for your participation at Walk-A-Jog! As always at this fantastic PTA event, all of us enjoyed an exhilarating day of community and fitness. Thank you for helping make it such a success.

HALLOWEEN is coming! Here is the scoop for BA this Friday:

1. 8:00-8:20: Drop off your labeled pumpkin for the Decoration Contest at the MUR. Check out the other spooky/kooky entrants!

2. 8:45-9:00: Halloween Parade on the upper playground. Kids should arrive dressed and ready to go for their big appearance. Rules of participation:

  • No costumes that will terrify the little ones! Please save gruesome details for the evening.
  • Please, no fake blood that can drip or smear meaning lots of extra cleanup for Mr. Sergio.
  • No props please. Weapons, or items that could be used as weapons are not allowed at school at any time.
  • You are welcome to escort your children to their classrooms, and then head up to the playground for parade.

3. There will be classroom parties on Friday, and you may already have been asked to pitch in. Please follow these guidelines to ensure all our celebrations at school this year are safe and inclusive:

  • Know which food allergens are present in your classroom. Your teacher will provide the room parent with a list of allergens that must be avoided while also protecting the identity of the student(s). Communicate with the room parent to know which foods to avoid bringing.
  • Read labels. Avoid foods with labels that say “may contain” or “was processed on shared equipment”. Also be aware of “hidden” allergens such as egg yolk in ranch dressing or chips made with peanut oil (typically the kettle kind). Reading labels is crucial.
  • Homemade food ingredient lists. If bring a yummy homemade item, provide a list of ingredients to the teacher. That way if an allergic reaction should occur, we will know exactly what that student ate.
  • No peanut butter. Peanut allergy is our number one allergy and due to the sticky/messy nature, the risk of cross contact on playground equipment, door handles, and water fountains is too high.
  • Healthy Foods. At BA we promote healthy eating. We ask that celebrations limit highly caloric, non-nutritious items, and encourage fruits and vegetables for classroom parties.

Best wishes,
John Triska