cyclamen - not that I advocate lying....but if you tell any shelter, no kill or otherwise, that your cat is peeing on everything, they either won't take her because they can't rehome her, or they will euthanize her. Just say your allergic or can't afford her or something. Otherwise you will be stuck with her.
IronMam - that is just ridiculous on the part of the teacher. First off, why a kid won't eat an entire food group is beyond me. My kids love veggies because they have been given them since the beginning and must try them before telling me they don't like them. My son loves celery actually. And I know some kids just won't eat some things - my son loves raw carrots, but for some reason is very put off with cooked carrots. Alot of kids, while they won't eat some things at home, like healthy veggies, will when surrounded by their peers who are also eating them. That teacher should not have interfered in your snack. If she's so concerned she should be the one providing the snack.