Allergy Awareness

At FUMCN we strive to be a food allergy conscious school. Not only are we peanut and tree nut free, but we are also aware of children who are allergic to egg, milk, wheat, soy, sesame etc. This is to preserve the safety of our students with life-threatening allergies. We expect the parents of allergic children to educate their child and to educate us as well, but we hope all parents will learn which children are allergic to which foods.

You can learn about the food allergies and restrictions in your child’s class by reviewing the information above the snack preparation area in the A room. Young 5s allergy information is posted in the Young 5s room on the closet door closest to the snack table. As we start the year, we want to be sure that we don’t inadvertently bring peanut/tree nut residue into FUMCN.  If you or your child (or any siblings coming to drop-off or pick-up) eat or handle nuts, peanuts, peanut butter or other nut butters for breakfast or lunch, please wash face and hands thoroughly before coming to school.  Also be sure your child is not eating in the clothes he/she will be wearing to school that day.  This may seem extreme, but peanut/tree nut butter and oils can transfer very easily from hands or clothing to toys and surfaces at FUMCN.  While this may seem overwhelming at first, please know that Ms. Juli and Ms. Susan are happy to answer any questions and concerns you may have.

All children with serious allergies or health concerns should have a child information sheet posted above the snack preparation area in the A room and on the closet door in the Young 5s room.  Please contact Ms. Juli or Ms. Susan if your child has an allergy or health concern and you still need to complete one of these forms.  Also, if your child needs any emergency equipment, such as Benadryl, epi-pens, inhalers, or other supplies, please contact Ms. Juli or Ms. Susan.