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Posted on: Sun, 02/13/2005 - 1:21pm
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Quote:Originally posted by jmryan69:
[b]Hello all,
For my daughter's 100 day celebration in
k they only had marshmellows and tooth picks. The kids built buildings with them and
made t-shirts, provided by each parent, with fabric paint. They each got to put a hand print on each others shirts so they had 100 fingers. I thought that was pretty cool and we still have the shirt.
I'm new to the board and have read about a "504" plan is it? What is that? My daughter has a nut allergy. I posted under 'schools' today looking for some help.
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Great idea for the party!
As far as the 504 plan, I can't give you a whole lot of input, I don't have one as of yet. From what I understand they provide protection from children with disabilities, and you can have written guidelines in regards to protecting your food allergic child in school. There is a thread under schools, 504 links, that should give you a lot of information. ( I wish I knew how to pull up old threads!)
There are members here who have a plan in place, I'm sure they can help answer any questions you have. Welcome and good luck!

Posted on: Wed, 01/17/2007 - 5:21am
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raising for all the woooonnnnderful 100 parties coming up. Some good non-food alternatives to suggest to your teachers.

Posted on: Wed, 01/17/2007 - 8:24am
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dianabonate
I am very sorry about the reactions with your twins. You must have been scared out of your skin!!
I am glad they are okay. I agree that you have to address this with school.
This is exactly why my son will not eat any food at school that isn't brought in from home. I have taught him to never eat anything given to him by anyone until he okay's it with me. (even if he thinks it's safe or has eaten it before) It is just too easy for a mix up like in your case to occur.
You cannot trust other parent to always remember about the food allergies.
So, I think it is also a good rule of thumb to set some responsibility with our allergic kids.
(Not criticizing you, I've often worried about something like this happening with my son...this is why I made the deal and rule with him to not accept candy or food even if someone said it's okay).
Hang in there....

Posted on: Thu, 01/18/2007 - 11:59pm
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Yesterday, I too got a notice about my son's Kindergarten class having the 100 day celebration, and that the kids were going to have cereal bars instead of their normal snack. Right away I contacted the teacher and asked if I could donate the cereal bars, that way I know that they are safe. (we eat the Vanilla Special K bar) She said that would be great. Anyway, the letter sent home also said that the kids should bring in 100 items such as (buttons, pennies etc.) I am so glad that I read this post, I never thought about 100 food items. Scary....and what scares me the most is that sometimes I miss these things. I have now sent another email to the teacher about my concerns and she responded with saying that food items will not be allowed and she will make sure to claify it with the other parents.

Posted on: Fri, 01/19/2007 - 5:57am
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Never heard of a 100th day celebration until I read it here! My DS is in K -- I haven't seen a note about it yet, but he told me they are doing a 100th day celebration and he is supposed to bring in 100 of any item (his ideas had nothing to do w/ food; I'm thinking food is not an option but I should ask). He wants to bring 100 coins.
I think the idea is cute...making 100 days of Kindergarten is an accomplishment! But the whole FOOD thing is just too much sometimes.

Posted on: Tue, 01/30/2007 - 12:46am
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I just got the 100 days of school letter from my son's preschool. He is in a P/TN free facility however I still get worried about other parents bringing in food. The letter states . . . "Don't be afraid to get a little creative with what you want to bring in. Feel free to bring in an edible item. With allthe edible items brought in, we will have a litte food swap and taste. If you would like to bring in an additional snack, drink, or treat for your afternoon part of the party, please check with xxx or myself about what allergies we need to watch out for."
Why do we have to focus on food! Why couldn't they just ask to bring in a non-edible item? I was going to call the director this morning about this. Food swap??
Please can I get others input since my head is spining and I don't want to fly off the handle but it is so frustrating.
Thanks!

Posted on: Tue, 01/30/2007 - 2:41am
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We had to call Nate's teacher last night for this very reason.
His letter (old, made in a previous year) suggested bringing "NUTS."
It would be very helpful if the Dept of Education or the large teachers' unions got involved somehow in sending a clear message to schools. With allergies on the rise, food should no longer be used for classroom crafts and rewards.
Diana, I sure hope your kids are okay and their classmates are not too traumatized. I kind of hope the adults got a wee bit traumatized, though.
April

Posted on: Tue, 01/30/2007 - 2:46am
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you have every right to be concerned about this, it could turn very ugly, very quickly. With no 504 in place, I think it is imoportant that we contact the teacher prior to her sending out a notice of the upcoming event. I did last week. I even stated that some friends of mine(meaning all of you, hope you don't mind, lol!!) warned me about possible dangers with this celebreation and I gave her a few examples(like one child brought in.......fill in the blank) and I was concerned about what her plans were, if she didn't mind me asking ahead of time. When she relied she gave me examples of items students have brought in in the past, non of which included food) so I emailed back "oh, that's a relief, I am glad you focus more on non-food items for this celebration"....so I am hoping, when she officialy sends out the flier for this, it will include *non-food items* and she'll feel like it was more her idea then me demanding it. See if it works...I'm still holdign my breath. Good luck!
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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)

Posted on: Tue, 01/30/2007 - 2:56am
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Quote:Originally posted by BBCBMom:
[b]I just got the 100 days of school letter from my son's preschool. He is in a P/TN free facility however I still get worried about other parents bringing in food. The letter states . . . "Don't be afraid to get a little creative with what you want to bring in. Feel free to bring in an edible item. With allthe edible items brought in, we will have a litte food swap and taste. If you would like to bring in an additional snack, drink, or treat for your afternoon part of the party, please check with xxx or myself about what allergies we need to watch out for."
Why do we have to focus on food! Why couldn't they just ask to bring in a non-edible item? I was going to call the director this morning about this. Food swap??
Please can I get others input since my head is spining and I don't want to fly off the handle but it is so frustrating.
Thanks![/b]
They probably need a 'gentle' reminder about the facility's nut-free status. I'd give the director an e-mail/phone call about it-- just so there is no 'confusion' or 'mixed messages' for parents who may not be thinking about the nut-free environment when they get that note. Just 'suggest' that a reminder needs to be sent [i]just so that other parents are VERY CLEAR about bringing in only NUT FREE items.[/i] SHeesh. Creativity is fine. Why not be [i]real[/i] creative and NOT USE FOOD???? GAAAAAAAAA!!!
Okay. Feeling better now. Seriously-- I think this is just a case of them using an old letter/idea that predates the nut-free policy. YOu just need to point out to them that this is an invitation to disaster for parents who don't think about this every day....

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2007 - 1:12am
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[quote]Originally posted by BBCBMom:
Why do we have to focus on food! Why couldn't they just ask to bring in a non-edible item? I was going to call the director this morning about this. Food swap??
Please can I get others input since my head is spining and I don't want to fly off the handle but it is so frustrating.
Thanks.[quote]
I've seen kids make posters for their celebration. I saw one with 100 flowers, 100 happy faces etc. Maybe you can recommend to the teacher that they draw/paint a pic of 100 instead???
This never was a celebration when my dd was in elem.school. I bet Hallmark Cards is behind this! LOL

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