As the Pine Glen community is shortly about to begin the holiday season, it is a time of celebrations and a great opportunity for children to learn of other’s celebrations and cultures. There are times over the course of the academic year when food is used to as a learning tool for instruction or as part of a celebration. A common practice at Pine Glen School is that our school nurse, Mrs. Ferrick, informs teachers about specific health needs for individual students. We will be continuing our protocol of teachers communicating about specific needs of students to room parents in the planning and logistics of not just food but also activities that are curriculum relevant. We have noble goals at Pine Glen: student achievement, developing life long learners, and providing a safe nurturing community. We want to ensure the safety of all our learners by collaborating to provide safe, fun, celebrations for all.