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Posted on: Wed, 05/21/2003 - 3:06pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Gail W:
[b] Once these professional standards are revealed, they should "illuminate" (was that your word, MommaBear?) the path that leads to PPP and SoC, because they are obligated to do so.
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(putting on my shades)............
You were saying?

Posted on: Wed, 05/21/2003 - 11:31pm
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Quote:Originally posted by patsmommy:
[b] btw, can everyone tell me who is pa in their family?
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patsmommy, I bumped up a thread for you. It's under the topic Living With Peanut Allergy, and it's titled What's the Whole List of Allergies You're Dealing With.
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Posted on: Wed, 05/21/2003 - 11:35pm
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Quote:Originally posted by erik:
[b] Regarding what Cayley's Mom wrote... what do we do if we are in a situation where the school does not have the policies/procedures/standard of care etc. up to the standards expected by Momma Bear and others?
So what does everyone think? And another question... if we [b]can't[/b] homeschool, [b]what are we to do[/b] if this peanut ban classroom (with no guarantees) is the only option available to us? What options do we have?
B]
...start a school allergy committee...
...approach the school parent committee and ask to be appointed allergy spokesperson (if refused, attend all parent committee meetings, as is your right, and speak out about any matters impacting allergy management --in other words make yourself a [i]de facto[/i] allergy spokesperson
...volunteer at the school, and if you cannot due to work, attend any evening meetings you can
Gail put it best: Quote:[b]standards are achievable. You can obtain them by setting that standard as your goal. You can press to keep FA issues on the school's agenda. You can keep it on the school's agenda by doing everything humanly possible to keep an open dialogue. You persist. You take the leadership role if required because it is (excuse me for be so bold to say) it is your duty as a parent to do so and no one else is as motivated (dare I say obligated ) as you, the parent. You can persistently show your principal and other administrators that it is their duty to create such policy if none exists. That not only is it their duty, but that it will protect them as well as your child.[/b]
Bottom line...

Posted on: Wed, 05/21/2003 - 11:40pm
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MommaBear: Quote:[b]

Posted on: Thu, 05/22/2003 - 12:03am
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Quote:Originally posted by arachide:
[b]MommaBear: [quote][b]

Posted on: Thu, 05/22/2003 - 12:18am
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Quote:Originally posted by Gail W:
[b] Lots of options because I believe MommaBear's standards are achievable. You can obtain them by setting that standard as your goal. You can press to keep FA issues on the school's agenda. You can keep it on the school's agenda by doing everything humanly possible to keep an open dialogue. You persist. You take the leadership role if required because it is (excuse me for be so bold to say) it is your duty as a parent to do so and no one else is as motivated (dare I say [i]obligated [/i]) as you, the parent. You can persistently show your principal and other administrators that it is their duty to create such policy if none exists. That not only is it their duty, but that it will protect them as well as your child.
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Posted on: Thu, 05/22/2003 - 12:29am
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Quote:Originally posted by Gail W:
[b]Hi MommaBear,
The school's attitude is that it's "no food" in the classroom period. It is [i] strickly [/i] enforced. Doesn't matter if you understand it or not. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Quietly [b]and personally[/b] associating the ability to define, enforce, and apply concepts to various levels of education with increased compliance and ultimately the ability to achieve goals.

Posted on: Thu, 05/22/2003 - 1:20am
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Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b]A

Posted on: Thu, 05/22/2003 - 1:55am
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How about a peanut allergy aware school?
the school I am trying to get my son in is "peanut free" a term used loosely. However, the principal, nurse and staff are very aware of the allergy and what it means. The principal actually said in response to why she was banning peanut products from the school "why put even one child at risk?"
To me that a school that is "peanut free" is better then a school where 450 kids could bring in pb and jelly. Dont get me wrong, my son will have his plan in place at this school. He will have his own snacks, epipens etc.
why is that not good enough? Even though they sat they are peanut free they are not being lazy on the precautiuons anyway.
So peanut allergy aware, I mean alot of people , schools included are still in the dark about how severe the allergy can be and whar it really means. Peanut allergy aware school.
Ok dd is sqirming on lap again.....

Posted on: Thu, 05/22/2003 - 2:01am
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Quote:Originally posted by erik:
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So what are we to call this. I know you are not comfortable with the peanut-free term (regarding classrooms that is.. although I think you did accept this term for food products in some cases that meet your standards). A [i]reduce the risk[/i] school? A [i]peanut safe[/i] school? A [i]peanut precautions[/i] school? What are some ideas for this.... I am curious as to what terminology we would use to refer to a school such as Gail's that does have policies, procedures, etc that do meet a [i]qualified yes[/i] to your expectations.
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hmmmmmmmmmmmm. I wonder how you would address this question to parents of children with Asthma, Diabetes, Other Life-Threatening Food Alleries, Epilepsy, LD, and a Myriad of Other Personal and Individual Concerns.
You may not be surprised to see where this falls (or does not) in my list of genuine concern. All ego aside. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]
[i]wthddimatphs[/i]?
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