Penn Brook Handbook
The Penn Brook School cafeteria will not produce or serve foods made with peanuts/nuts. In the cafeteria, there will be nut/peanut-prohibited tables for all kindergarten students and students in Grades 1-6 with nut/peanut allergies. All kindergarten classrooms will be nut/peanut prohibited classrooms and no foods should be brought to school for snack, lunch, or for any other occasion that contain nuts/peanuts or are manufactured on equipment shared with nuts/peanuts. In Grades 1-6, nut/peanut products will be allowed, unless there is a student in the classroom who has a life-threatening allergy to nuts/peanuts. In this case, no food should be brought into the classroom that contains nuts/peanuts or are manufactured on equipment shared with nuts/peanuts. A letter from the classroom teacher will go home if nut/peanut products are prohibited in the classroom.
Birthday Celebrations: Please be aware of these changes to the Penn Brook Handbook regarding birthday celebrations in school. If you have questions, please contact Director of Food Services, Heather Torrey at 978-352-5777.
Parents who wish to celebrate their child’s birthday with food must adhere to the following requirements:
- Foods may be purchased from the birthday celebrations menu offered by the food service department. Please see the food services website (http://www.gssapp.org/GeorgetownPublicSchools/foodservices/)for more information or contact the food service director with questions.
- The foods listed on the Food Service website may be purchased and brought in to the school.
- Homemade foods are not permitted for distribution at class room celebrations for reasons of food safety and allergen safety.
- Nut-safe items that are not on the list provided are not permitted because the nutritional content of those foods may not be in compliance with federal and state nutrition mandates.