• Maple Avenue Elementary School


    Baked Goods Policy
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    The Maple Avenue School Quality Council (SQC) instituted a Baked Goods Policy for our school in November 2002.  The policy became necessary due to health concerns brought to our attention, as there are a number of children in our school who have specific food allergies.  To comply with the Niagara Falls City School District’s Wellness Policy adopted in May 2006, the policy has been updated for September 2011.


    The policy requires that only store bought items, preferably with ingredients listed, be brought to school for parties and classroom celebrations.  When originally instituting the policy, we surveyed parents and received close to 100 positive responses from parents saying they could support a Baked Goods Policy at Maple Avenue School.  



    The following is a guide to assist you in purchasing items to send to school for classroom consumption and is not meant to limit your choices

    However, any item with any kind of nuts or peanut butter is not allowed! 

    Please call the school at 278-9140 if you have any questions.

    Suggested Treats

    • Rold Gold Pretzels
    • Frito Lay Baked Potato Chips, Cheetos, or Doritos
    • Frito Lay Sun Chips—Original and Cheddar
    • Grandma’s Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
    • Grandma’s Fudge Big Cookies
    • Pre-packaged cookies in a large bag
    • Cupcakes from Tops/Sam’s Club
    • Ice cream sandwiches/cups to be served at lunchtime.


    Additional Low-Fat Items:  Granola bars, Rice Crispy Treats, Animal Crackers, Snack Pack Pudding, Pop Tarts, Fat-Free Jerky’s, Low-Fat ice creams, yogurt, fruit bars, fresh fruit.


    As always, students should never have hard candy or small suckers that could get stuck in their throats.  


    Inedible Suggestions

    • A new pencil for each child
    • Stickers
    • Fun pads
    • Erasers
    • Donating a book to your child’s class with his/her name in it with the occasion for celebration


    The Baked Goods Policy will be sent home at the beginning of each new school year.  Please remember this policy includes treats for holiday parties and other school events.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation.