In the 1st and 2nd grade at Summers-Knoll, each family is asked to provide a week's worth of snacks for the entire class on a rotating basis. As there are 10 students in the class this year, each family will provide snacks about 4 or 5 times within the course of the year.

The children will enjoy both a morning and an afternoon snack each day. As SK is a "no-nuts" school and emphasizes being a healthy school, please use the following list as a guide for your snack choices. Please read all ingredients and packages to ensure that there are no traces of nuts and no gluten in any snacks. In the past, fruits, vegetables, and allergy-friendly snacks such as rice cakes have been great options.

On your designated weeks, it may be fun for your child to contribute to the process by helping with the shopping, making choices from the list below, or even creating a grocery list.

As always, feel free to contact me with any questions.

I thank you in advance for your role in making this year a success! 

Snack Ideas / Example: 


  • Berries, bananas, apples, grapes, melon chunks, kiwis, clementines, oranges, etc. 
  • Frozen fruits such as frozen grapes, frozen berries, frozen all-fruit bars (no sugar added)
  • Dried fruits such as apricots and raisins


  • Carrot sticks, celery, cucumbers, broccoli, red and green pepper strips

Other (Please read all ingredients and packages to ensure that snack are gluten-free and have no traces of nuts.)

  • Big containers of natural yogurt or natural applesauce (please, no Gogurts or “squeezy” applesauces)
  • String cheese
  • Plain popcorn 
  • Rice crackers 

A week's snack bag may look something like this:

  • 1 large bunch of bananas, a large bag of small apples, a large bag of clementines, 3 big bunches of grapes, carrot and celery sticks with sunbutter (nut-free), small cucumbers, raisin boxes, bell pepper strips, string cheese with box of rice crackers, and a bag of plain popcorn.