Did Everyone Have a *Good* First Day of School?

Posted on: Wed, 09/03/2003 - 2:10pm
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Anonymous (not verified)

Can't answer this for my kids 'til tomorrow, but what about everyone else? Did everyone have a *good* first day of school?

(I know a lot of people whose children started last month, but I also know that probably Canada wide everyone started yesterday and in some of the States as well).

How was the first day of school?


Scared when the phone rang?

Easier with each successive year?

I hope everyone's first day went well. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]


Posted on: Wed, 09/03/2003 - 3:21pm
mae's picture
Joined: 07/12/2002 - 09:00

Cindy- thank you for bringing this up. This fall - was the first time I left the kids and actually went to "work" outside the home! I've been a SAHM with part time things going on. But on Tues a.m. - I left and went to "work".
I answer the phones all day there - and everytime - and the 3 lines ring a lot - I picked up the phone - I thought "this could be the school".
His teacher is great and informed ( principal is not) - yet I feel comfortable.
Too many things going on - back to school and soccer, back to work (after 9 years!) and owning a new business. But things are starting to fall into place.
So much juggling - but, for us - when we get things sorted out, it will work.
I have a new respect for working moms!!! OMG - i work from 9-3 and Sat. nights and I can't imagine what work+commute must do to people ( we live 5 min from work).
I feel like I'm n a different world!
Best to you, Cindy..

Posted on: Wed, 09/03/2003 - 10:37pm
rilira's picture
Joined: 11/11/1999 - 09:00

Hey Cindy,
We are entering our third week of school and everything is going well. Teacher is great. All the new administration is great. The cafeteria even went nut free this year because they felt it was the "right" thing to do. I never even asked them to do it. We now have several PA's at our school. I am confident in the school and Rachel's abilities to keep safe so believe it or not I don't even jump when the phone rings. I am still hyper vigalant about making sure my cell phone is constantly with me. I hope Jesse and Ember have a great first day and great year.

Posted on: Wed, 09/03/2003 - 11:05pm
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Joined: 03/14/2003 - 09:00

Our first day went great. One minor problem about where he was sitting at lunch ( the cafeteria monitors said he couldnt eat in there) but that was resolved once they saw me walk in the room.
My ds teacher is great, they hired my neighbor(who is one of the only people I trust him with when we go out) to be his aide. So I feel he will have no problems.
I cringe everytime the phone rings. I know a heart attack is coming because the school calls me all the time ( sometimes 3x day ) about PTO stuff, so when I see the schools number on caller ID the first time, and probably every other time, my heart is going to stop.
I hope everyone else had a good day!

Posted on: Wed, 09/03/2003 - 11:07pm
DebO's picture
Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

Hi Cindy
We had a great first day allergy-wise, but some bussing challenges.....
My principal won't tell anyone what teacher their children have ahead of time, so I was unable to meet the teachers (you know from last year how much I love our principal).
Anyway, I knew my son was going into the 1/2 class and I knew his teacher was the same one who had my daughter 2 years ago and that she is very familiar with both my children's allergies. It turned out my daughter has the same teacher she had last year! The first day of school she immediately talked to the kids about allergies, checked all of the lunches and 2 days in a row there has been nothing with peanuts or even may contains!
What a relief to have 2 teachers I know already and have dealt with before [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] !
Hope you guys have a great first day (and that your migraine has settled down..)
take care

Posted on: Thu, 09/04/2003 - 12:16am
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Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

First week at college seems to be going well in every respect.
DS is navigating the cafeteria himself as long as they are not stir frying Thai foods. So far he just walks around the open vat of PB.
He is relaxed and comfortable. I cautioned him about getting too relaxed but he seems fine right now.

Posted on: Thu, 09/04/2003 - 6:38am
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Joined: 03/26/2002 - 09:00

NO, not the first day, but getting better as week goes on.
have explained to teacher that it really would be better if she was epi pen trained as soon as poss, and not to depend on opening class door and yelling for help , if there is a problem.
( did spend some time giving her a short session on allergies and epi-pen use, she seemed to be confident she could cope. I do hope that that is not tested)
Have sorted out the problem, head teacher , surprisingly enough, has booked a re-minder allergy and epi pen course with the school nurse, so two brownie points to her!!!( WOW!!)
I b***** hate September, and the first day of school. No matter what you do , something always goes wrong.
hmmmmmmmmm very tired, and stressed already this week. Looking forward to the weekend, and a bottle of red wine.

Posted on: Thu, 09/04/2003 - 12:46pm
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Will there ever be a good first day? Educating the teachers all over again. Then there is the issue of trust....
[This message has been edited by alex's mom1 (edited September 04, 2003).]

Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 4:33am
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I've spent the summer worrying about the teacher my son was placed with. (Not regarding allergies, just seems like a quack.)
Well, the first day I went and talked to her about my son's epi-pen - and she seemed really OK about it. (OK, maybe that sounds ridiculous, but I expected her to totally freak - I can't do that, blah blah blah.)
Now, I'm still not comfortable with her, yet, but, I'm not as upset/concerned as I was.
This weekend the principal is supposed to be rearranging all the kindergarten classes, and my son will likely be moved, so, I may have another *first day* next week. We'll see.
BTW, dh is quite happy with his teacher (a big plus), but, well, she still seems a bit quacky to me.

Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 4:55am
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Joined: 05/11/2004 - 09:00

AnnaMarie - Remember that some of us on this board are teachers as well as parents of a PA child. Teachers are people too, and are as varied in personality as in any other occupation or profession. As a PA parent I understand your stress. As a teacher, I took the "quack" remark personally (although I know I shouldn't have [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I don't mean to upset anyone, but I was rather upset when I read your post.

Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 5:07am
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Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

Well School sending went off ok. I cried as my little guy started Kindergarden and my other 2 went on. I am extremely lost and feeling a bit useless right now. I miss my kids so much. In 17 years this is my first time alone.
Chris had a really odd day that i had to adjust. The guidance office put him into a food chore class and that as we all no is not good for a PA child! I had called and had him removed from this class back in June when i knew they messed up. The teacher said there is no way she could avoid nut products and gurantee his safety. Chris was so upset. He gets home the first day and tells me they gave him this class and it was ok for now because they haven't started cooking yet. Well I make a couple of calls to get him out. The nurse says to me"you should call guidance office". I had already done this twice. I told her that my son would be in such serious trouble if kept in this class and he had better be removed at once. I told her that i should not have to worry about a 17 year old boy when they had been warned well before the starting day of school. Guidance said he had to stay in there for 2 weeks. I told them that if anything happened to him my Dh police and I would be there and pressing charges immediatly. WELL guess what, They removed him right after my phone call. I hated the fact that i had to get so mean but they were treating it like it was so miner. Anyway when removing him from the class the teacher said this" Your the boy with the allergy. I didn't realize that . Now I had talked and emailed with her several times.
Anyway he is out of foods and very happy now!!! take care claire


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