Food and Dining in the Elementary Program: Lunch: Beginning in first grade, students will have lunch in Safford Center, the NYA cafeteria. Students may bring a packed lunch from home or purchase from the variety of options available through NYA Dining. Dining services offers madeto-order sandwiches, homemade soups, a hot entrée, salad bar, and a variety of healthy snacks each day. All students will have a dining account set up with NYA. If they choose to purchase items in the cafeteria, they may do so with cash or using funds pre-loaded on their dining account. To help avoid confusion and to aid in making healthy choices, teachers will assist students in ordering their lunches in advance. The dining staff will have student lunches ready and waiting when they arrive in the cafeteria. Snack: Children’s level of hunger varies greatly from child to child and day to day. Children should bring a simple, healthy snack to eat in the classroom each morning. Busy days also lead to busy appetites and students may find themselves hungry again each afternoon. Therefore, students may wish to have an additional snack for the afternoon. Students may bring this snack from home or purchase a snack in the cafeteria to be saved for later. PLEASE NOTE: All Lower School classrooms are peanut- and nut-free. Because of potential food allergies, we do not allow peanut butter or nut products of any kind in the classroom. Other food allergies are dealt with on an as needed basis. Thank you for your assistance in helping our students enjoy healthy and nutritious food and good company!!
Toys and Electronic Equipment In the Toddler and Primary classrooms, children may bring one small “lovey” to have with them during rest time only. We will provide each child with his/ her own rest cot and NYA beach towel blanket so no other items are needed for rest time. The mats, cots, and towels remain at school and will be washed and sanitized regularly. Blankets should not be brought from home. With permission of the teacher, elementary students may bring an item such as a lacrosse stick or baseball glove for play during recess. Otherwise, we ask that all toys, stuffed animals, cards, games, etc. be left at home. Such items may become lost or damaged or could create distractions or disruptions in the classroom. In
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North Yarmouth Academy's Lower School Student & Parent Handbook v_Auguts2019