My daughter will begin kindergarten next fall, and in researching schools within our JCPS cluster, I was disgusted to discover pre-sweetened Kool-Aid on the list of school supplies for snacks. It's my personal and smugly self-educated opinion that 5-year-olds have no business drinking Kool-Aid on a daily basis, and also that water is a very suitable, acceptable, and even honorable part of an afternoon snack.
Do parents need to begin their relationships with a school system by fighting its Kindergarten teachers? It seems I do.
JCPS, our educators can do better, and our parents can provide better. Sending any of our children home from his or her first school experience with a processed-sugar Kool-Aid coma is unacceptable.