Banning Peanuts in Newton School District

Posted on: Wed, 02/25/2004 - 12:30pm
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Anonymous (not verified)

There was an article today in the Newton Tab about over 200 kids in Newton, MA district having peanut allergy and parents pressuring district to ban peanuts or at least establish strick guidelines and emergency plans. If anyone has been active in this effort, I would like to communicate directly with you and become more involved myself.

[This message has been edited by kstreeter (edited February 25, 2004).]

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Posted on: Wed, 02/25/2004 - 12:38pm
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Joined: 03/14/2003 - 09:00

kstreeter, there is a thread in the schools forum about Newton School District. I posted this article there. The reason I posted it is I was wondering if anyone knew how many kids are in that district that they have over 200 kids with life threatening allergies. Do you know?

Posted on: Sun, 04/11/2004 - 8:27am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

If you want to become active, go to the School Committee meeting on April 26. Details on time and loca tion available at [url=""][/url] Public comment may also be made at the April 12 meeting, although it is not on the agenda. There will also be an lecture by Dr. Michael Young, author of "The Peanut Allergy Answer Book" two nights later at Oak Hill Middle School on April 28.

Posted on: Sun, 04/11/2004 - 12:59pm
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Jesse's Mom, sorry, I just kinda replied to you in the Media thread as well. However, I do know, first-hand, that when people are having difficulties at their school, we have done e-mail campaigns from across the world to support the PA parent if the PA parent so desired.
I think somehow you missed our *good* qualities when you left Stacey K.'s thread last month and perhaps for *good* reasons, but we actually do try to accomplish things here and work together here.
I know when I was having difficulty with my son's school this year (his fifth year in school), members from all over the world were willing to e-mail the idiot principal on my son's behalf.
If you want/need help from those of us who can't come to the meeting, and Chrikey, aren't even American, let us know. We need to know details, etc. but my soul, I know we will help.
I've seen it done here over the years with newspaper articles we have had done on our PA children, with difficulties that have arisen with different schools and e-mail campaigns to the schools, and in the TAKE ACTION part of the board (where we are now) where we have dealt directly with manufacturers such as Nestle Canada and Kellogg's U.S. (and Canada).
As I said in the other thread (Stacey K's new one under Media), we have all paved the way in some shape or form. I know I have. I've done it alone, before I got the internet and became a member, but in all honesty, I can tell you that it's been a heckuva lot easier, especially since life is full of surprises, since I've become a member, and have received the support, caring, encouragement, concern and information from other PA parents.
Being a *new* member at this time on the board *may* be difficult, I don't know because I'm not a new member, but there are a lot of activists on this board and we are here to help.
Please feel free to e-mail me if you think I can help you in any way whatsoever, from Ontario, Canada.
(If you go to the Introductions part of the board, somewhere in there you'll also find my *original* and *real* UserName so you can see how actively I have contributed to this board since becoming a member).
Again, let us know what you need, if anything, if we can't attend the meeting.
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Posted on: Thu, 04/15/2004 - 12:06pm
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Anonymous (not verified)

Jesse's Mom - I checked the NPS website and did not see the food allergy subject on the agenda. Are you sure it will be a discussed that evening? I just sent the school committee a note asking about it. Will let you know what the response is.

Posted on: Fri, 04/16/2004 - 1:45pm
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Anonymous (not verified)

Jesse's Mom- I received confirmation that food allergy policy will be addressed at the April 26th meeting. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. See you there.


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