I hope you all had a restful summer and that you are excited to be back at school. You have new teachers, new friends and a different curriculum to learn. For many of you kindergarten parents, this is ALL new for you. As we continue through the new school year, I hope many more of you will volunteer and become involved in our wonderful PTA. We have lots of projects and fundraisers, so everyone is welcome and we need your involvement to make Nestle an even greater school. LAUSD has a new policy regarding healthy food, so in response to this change, I am asking that birthday celebrations during the last 10 minutes of the day include only healthy snacks, such as fruit, NOT CUPCAKES or cookies. You may decide to donate pencils or non-food items instead. Starting this year, we can no longer sell food or fundraise with food. It will be challenging, but as usual we will persevere and find creative ways to problem-solve, so that we can support our wonderful, bright students.