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Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2000 - 9:53pm
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pI emailed Cindy! The mail was returned! Looks like she's offline for the time being./p

Posted on: Fri, 09/08/2000 - 1:18am
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pWas able to use a friend's computer to-day and checked out this thread and saw how much concern had been posted re me. I feel like crying. Unfortunately, I lost my computer late on Friday August 4th. If anyone would like to get in touch with me via snail mail I'm at ( ).I really miss posting so much especially with the return to school etc. and I really miss the computer period. I hope everyone is well and thanks again for the concern, I do feel like crying. Best wishes./p
p[This message has been edited by Cindy Spowart Cook (edited October 12, 2000).]/p

Posted on: Fri, 09/08/2000 - 1:24am
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pI was just able to check out the site with a friend's computer and found the wonderful concerned posts. I lost my computer on Friday August 4th rather unexpectedly. If anyone would like to contact me via snail mail I'm at( ) I have missed the board so much it's unreal, especially with school starting and so many concerns. I have missed everyone on the board. It has left such a deep hole in my life. However, seeing the posts, I simply feel like crying. Thanks so much and I hope someone will be in touch. I'd love to hear from someone as life is very different without the computer:. Best wishes. October 1st - looks like I'm losing the computer again (I hear huge sighs of relief somewhere out there, all over America and Canada [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]. However, I will have an e-mail address that I will be able to check from another computer so that is ________________ if anyone would like to contact me. Also, I know I posted my address and telephone number above and someone had mentioned to me tonight that perhaps I should remove it, but until something negative happens, which I hope it doesn't, I'm going to leave it there for now in case anyone would like to contact me via snail mail. Best wishes./p
p[This message has been edited by Cindy Spowart Cook (edited October 01, 2000).]/p
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Posted on: Fri, 09/08/2000 - 6:35am
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pCindy, good to hear from you, I hope you can check in once in a while. I have been wanting to send you our school board policy it is awesome, so now will do./p
pAlso, is everyone aware of the following document : ANAPHYLAXIS: a Handbook for School Boards prepared by the Canadian School Boards' Association./p
pOur policy was developed from this handbook, I haven't actually seen the handbook but our policy is incredible. I have to say there is absolutely nothing that I would change in it./p
pIf you are looking for your school to embrace a good policy I would try the Canadian School Boards' Association. /p
pOur policy covers everything from ,peanut free classrooms or safe classrooms to field trips and substitute teachers./p
pI have completed my school plan which asks for controlled food in the school and safe eating practices throughout the school rather than a ban. I had rave reviews from my allergist on Tuesday, now to convince the school!! I meet with principal and teacher on Monday./p

Posted on: Fri, 09/08/2000 - 11:48am
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pCindy- Sorry to hear you've been having a difficult time...but glad to see your post.br /
Hope things get better and hope you can check in every now and then. tkiaml/p

Posted on: Fri, 09/08/2000 - 11:49am
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pCindy- Sorry to hear you've been having a difficult time...but glad to see your post.br /
Hope things get better and hope you can check in every now and then. tkiaml/p

Posted on: Fri, 09/22/2000 - 11:52am
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pThere were 2 things I wanted to add to this thread. At [url="http://www.canadianparents.com"]www.canadianparents.com[/url] there is an online article re Living with PA. If you go to the site click on School Age Children and you'll find it. They're updating the survey based on the article and also there are two discussion groups going. Also, Trebor-Allan Pre-Made Loot Bags for children's parties which had always been previously "SAFE" in the past are no longer so. This week when we went to buy them they now have the "may contain" warning on them. Very sad./p

Posted on: Fri, 09/22/2000 - 5:21pm
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pRedtruck, did you ever get a draft letter for the M.P. done?br /
Also, is anyone in Ontario interested in contacting the M.P.P. who is interested in our various school boards' policies re PA? I still have that information?br /
For the concerned, caring, people that posted above and for whom I was able to give a post when I borrowed a computer, I do have the computer back in my home for an undetermined space of time and I'm sure that in no time at all people from this board will be calling him and asking him to remove it from me again! I hope all is well with everyone with their kids safely back at school (for those who go to school). I cannot tell you how much I missed this board. Then, when I saw that people actually did care about me when I was going through a really difficult time, it really helped. I felt that sometimes I ticked people off by my # of postings on the board, I also had some wonderful caring "friends" out there and I really needed to feel that I had something. Thank-you so much for giving me that. Best wishes./p
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Posted on: Sat, 09/23/2000 - 3:44am
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pGreat to see you back Cindy! Now, I'm not sure I'm getting this MPP thing. There is a Canadian wide school board association who has addressed this issue of developing a school policy. Here's how to get this info., Anaphylaxis: A Handbook for School Boards can be ordered from the Canadian School Boards Association in Ottawa at 613-235-3724. Now, I'm not sure what this handbook says but I have seen our school boards policy that was developed from this handbook and it is awesome! I wouldn't ask for any other changes./p
pI have presented my plan to the school, I decided to not ask for a ban but to ask for control of food within entire school because my daughter has multiple allergies. They have not only accepted my entire plan but have taken it upon themselves to ban peanuts from the entire school. So far so good, now if my daughter could cope with being at school all day and not crying all the time we might actually be able to do this school thing./p

Posted on: Sat, 09/23/2000 - 6:42am
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pMorgansmom, thanks for the caring, 1st of all and then the info you posted. The M.P.P.br /
is interested in obtaining different school boards' policies within Ontario to see if he could present them in order to have a province wide policy re PA like P.E.I. does. Does that make sense? When I spoke with Jesse's principal at the end of last year's school year, I told her clearly that I did not expect a "peanut free" school (mostly because this is not included in our school board's policy) but I did expect a "peanut free" classroom (which he has the "right" to) and that I also expected him to be able to participate in all school and after school activities in a relatively safe environment. I do have a copy of the Anaphalyxis Handbook for Schools which Simcoe County provided to me along with their PA policy. I still continue to be absolutely blown away by the P.E.I. policy and provided a copy of that to Jesse's principal. Does Morgan go to school each day, like for half a day? Jesse goes two full days one week and three the next. I was very fortunate in that he had no problem leaving me whatsoever. There is a woman there with her child this year and the little one is still crying each morning and her mother is leaving crying and it's really heartbreaking. But, Jesse's teacher sent a note home saying that even if we leave them crying she has them smiling within 10 minutes so hopefully that's the case. I'm sure Morgan will be okay! Also, I was really pleased, Jesse's teacher showed Alexander the Elephant and read No Nuts for Me and another PA book and had Jesse show his MedicAlert bracelet and Epi-pen when she was reading No Nuts for Me, just like Noah. So, so far, school has been working out really well. Anyway, best wishes and let us all know how Morgan fares in school - my girlfriend is always telling me, "This too shall pass". /p
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