30 posts / 0 new
Last post
Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 6:20am
solarflare's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/07/2002 - 09:00

Jason did ok. I relaxed a bit once lunch time had passed.
His teacher has a no food in the classroom policy because of student and teacher food allergies, so I don't have to worry as much then.

Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 7:45am
e-mom's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/23/2000 - 09:00

Ds's pre-school made an announcement at the teacher/parent orientation night that they now have 5 kids with allergies to peanuts/nuts AND that are going completely peanut free!!! I didn't even ask them. WOW
In the past, they had parents bring in cupcakes for birthdays, etc. and sometimes the treats would have M&Ms on it or whatever. I was comfortable with ds being around anything that "may contained" but I never let ds eat any treat that was brought in (BTW, everything has to be store bought--nothing homemade--or they'll send it back) and I always sent ds with a safe treat (usually a cupcake or something similarly yummy).
Anyway, when they made the announcement they told all parents not to bring in any treat/snack, etc. that contained peanuts or nuts!!
However, do I trust the parents will do this and read the labels. NO WAY!!
So ds still gets his safe treats and everyone else gets whatever.
Still the same for us but just a little more safe. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
P.S. They did tell me that they now have 10 epi-pens at the school!!!

Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 8:10am
Going Nuts's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

Kevin started school on Wednesday, and I sent in the usual notes, epi's, etc. beforehand. Today I got a lovely message on my machine from his teacher, letting me know that she has been trained, etc., but also that her lifelong best friend's son is PA as well so she is quite familiar with all it entails.
I already knew her from working at the school and was sure he would have a good experience with her - her message made me feel even better. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Amy

Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 8:53am
darthcleo's picture
Offline
Joined: 11/08/2000 - 09:00

Well, my kids had a great first day of school. Environment is totally peanut/nuts free, and the teacher is as knowledgeable as their mom... ;-)
No stress here for the homeschoolers...
On another note, my daughter (turning 3 tomorrow) has some daycare this year. Two hours, twice weekly. We have no idea if she's PA or not because she's never been exposed. However the Y gave a list of permitted snacks to all parents, which is standard procedure for them. They have a "green light" list and a "red light" list too. Funnily enough one of the items we allow my PA son to eat was on the red light list. I guess I have to investigate...

Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 11:01am
virginia mom's picture
Offline
Joined: 03/12/2003 - 09:00

My daughter just finished her second week of first grade and all seems to be well. She has a peanut free table at lunch and although the teacher does not direct the kids without PB to sit with my daughter, the teacher always makes sure that she has one or two "lunch buddies". My daughter is fine with it. On a panicky note, I did chase an ambulance today, that was racing in the direction of my daughter's school. It seems funny now, but my daughter's school is in a very residential area that does not see much traffic. To see an ambulance charge through was very unusual. I was coming out of a local shop, saw the ambulance and immediately thought "oh no, something has happened at school". When I grabbed my cell phone to check for any calls, I saw that I had forgotten to turn it on this morning - that convinced me that something HAD happened and they were unable to reach me. Anyway, I raced toward the school, only to find that all was quiet, the playground and parking lot empty. I sat in my car with my heart pounding, thinking "I can't keep this up for the next twelve years..."

Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 11:20am
MommaBear's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by KateB:
[b]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.[/b]
As a nurse, I'm pretty used to people making remarks about the profession. I think it's a "hazard of the profession".
MommaBear [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]
Hey AnnaMarie:
You were missed, glad to see you back!

Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 11:25am
MommaBear's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by darthcleo:
[b]On another note, my daughter (turning 3 tomorrow) has some daycare this year. Two hours, twice weekly. We have no idea if she's PA or not because she's never been exposed. However the Y gave a list of permitted snacks to all parents, which is standard procedure for them. They have a "green light" list and a "red light" list too. Funnily enough one of the items we allow my PA son to eat was on the red light list. I guess I have to investigate...[/b]
Maybe it's because the list is for more than PA? Different allergies, too?
BTW, no stress here, either! At least wrt the older cub.

Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 11:57am
KateB's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/11/2004 - 09:00

MommaBear,
Thanks for your input. I think that the stress of being a PA parent and a teacher the first week of school got to me [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Incidentally, I have a PA child in my class this year and he has always had a peanut free classroom. He is not the only child in my school with PA. This school year my school has decided to implement a peanut and tree nut reduction for the whole school. They are asking that all parents and students be aware of the dangers of peanut and to choose not to send peanuts or tree nuts to school for snacks or lunches. Not an outright ban, but certainly a step towards making the school a safer place for the PA child.

Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 12:03pm
MommaBear's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by KateB:
[b]
Incidentally, I have a PA child in my class this year and he has always had a peanut free classroom. He is not the only child in my school with PA. This school year my school has decided to implement a peanut and tree nut reduction for the whole school. They are asking that all parents and students be aware of the dangers of peanut and to choose not to send peanuts or tree nuts to school for snacks or lunches. Not an outright ban, but certainly a step towards making the school a safer place for the PA child.[/b]
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
"Success" is easier to achieve when working with the "possible"?
BTW, I do like the word "safer". Relatively speaking.

Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 12:06pm
MommaBear's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

KateB,
Glad to see everyone on the board, but highly interested in what input our "reps" from the teaching profession offer. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
MommaBear [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]

Pages

Forum

Click on one of the categories below to see all forum topics.

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

Halloween can be treacherous for a child with a peanut allergy and a parent who is trying to stay...

What kid doesn't love dressing up in a costume and going door to door on Halloween night, and collecting a bag full of candy? Unfortunately, this...

Are you looking for peanut-free candies as a special treat for a child with...

For those with peanut allergies, baked goods present a serious risk. Many baked goods do not appear to contain peanuts, yet were baked in a...

Do you have a sweet tooth and more specifically a chocolate craving? Those with peanut allergies must...