Dear Parents,

              Welcome to the 2019-20 school year.  This letter is to provide you with information regarding nut allergies.  There may be some children in your child’s class who have peanut and/or tree nut allergies. As the safety of our children is paramount to all of us at Mountain Park School, we need your support to make our classrooms “nut free zones” during snack time and class parties

              A child with a nut allergy can suffer a serious reaction merely by touching a food containing a peanut or tree nut. Therefore, we ask that you adhere to the following safety guidelines. 

    • Please do not send in any peanuts, peanut butter or foods containing peanuts or peanut butter to be eaten in the classroom. 


    • Please do not send any tree nuts or foods containing tree nuts to the classroom. Examples of common tree nuts include almond, Brazil nut, cashew, chestnut, filbert, hazelnut, macadamia nut, pecan, pine nut (pignoli), pistachio, and walnut. 


    • Read ingredient labels carefully to ensure that the snack sent in with your child, to be eaten in the classroom is peanut and tree nut-free. This includes foods processed in a nut facility.


    • If your child ate foods containing nuts before school, please have your child wash his/her hands with soap and water before sending them to school. (Note: Hand sanitizer does not remove peanut residue)

         These guidelines apply to classroom snack time and class parties only, as we have a nut free table at lunch time in the cafeteria.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns about food allergies. I can be reached at 

    908-464-1713 x 4530 or clake@bhpsnj.org



     Cathy Lake, R.N., 

     Mountain Park School Nurse