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Posted on: Tue, 11/18/2003 - 10:30am
rebeccas's picture
Joined: 07/05/2003 - 09:00

In what area of Texas does your friend live ?? We are in the Houston area and have had nothing but great experiences concerning PA son in kindergarten. The school has been wonderful and no peanut products are served in any of the schools in the district.
Dawn, if you read this - who is the amazing allergist in our area who is very peanut aware? I would love to see him/her..thanks!

Posted on: Tue, 11/18/2003 - 10:56am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Hi rebeccas - she is located very near Austin in a small city (don't want to mention the specific name). She hasn't finished the letter due to family illness but she's working on it. She doubts anything will change with this "tradition" this year, but perhaps if she makes enough of a stink about it, next year they may re-think what they're doing.
We can always hope. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
She's working on an analogy like this: Say this feast was traditionally held on the 2nd floor and one year a physically disabled student was unable to attend due to the stairs - would they feel *as* comfortable leaving that child out? PA is definitely a hidden disability that invites exclusion due to the fact that the "handicap" isn't always on display.
Thanks everyone for your supportive input and I will continue to update with any late-breaking news from Texas, LOL.
Carolyn [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 11/20/2003 - 3:47am
solarflare's picture
Joined: 02/07/2002 - 09:00

Jason (who contact reactive to PB) goes to a school that has a tradition of a Peanut Carnival at the end of every school year. At this carnival, students use roasted, unsalted peanuts to pay for the games, and the prizes are the very same peanuts. The carnival is organized by the fourth grade students and teachers.
Last year, Jason was in kindergarden, and we were not told about the peanut carnival until just days before... definitely not enough time to ask the fourth graders to change the theme. I had to keep him home that day, and thankfully the day immediately after was a field trip. I let the principal know how unhappy I was with the situation.
When we met up with the principal at the beginning of the school year, she said that there will be no peanut carnival this year, that they'll change the theme to something else. They're willing to change a tradition for only one peanut allergic child.
Cheryl, mom to Jason (6 PA/TA/other FAs and EAs),Joey (4 NKA) and Allison (11/02 dairy sensitive)

Posted on: Thu, 11/20/2003 - 5:50am
synthia's picture
Joined: 10/05/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by solarflare:
[b]Jason (who contact reactive to PB) They're willing to change a tradition for only one peanut allergic child.
Somebody really cares about a child's(LIFE).
Love this site

Posted on: Wed, 12/14/2005 - 6:33am
ajas_folks's picture
Joined: 04/28/2000 - 09:00

Re-Raising for Texas folks.

Posted on: Wed, 12/14/2005 - 10:58am
solarflare's picture
Joined: 02/07/2002 - 09:00

A follow up to my last post (since ajas_folks) kindly revived this thread.
Jason still goes to the same school (Third grader now) and for the last 2 years, we've have a noodle festival (uncooked) and a penny carnival.
We still occasionally have problems with PTO events, but the teachers are very responsive.

Posted on: Thu, 12/15/2005 - 10:37am
TeddyAlly's picture
Joined: 11/29/2005 - 09:00

WOW! I am in Austin (RRISD) and I have Never heard of PB being tradition! That is so sad! Let me know if there is anything that I can do...who I can write!
Mom to Alyssa (PA, age 5)
Mom to Theodore (age 3)


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