Does your teacher provide notice when special snacks/treats brought in for inclusion?

Posted on: Tue, 01/02/2007 - 1:56am
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This may not apply to a lot of you, don't know. My child has a lot of food allergies so I can't buy stashes of food for them to consume when treats are brought in by other students/staff. I'm limited to maybe one or two items.

My question: When someone in the classroom/school, including the teacher, brings in a special snack/reward, do you get prior notice so you can bring a snack in for your child so they can be included in the special treat? My child has been "left out several times" one occasion it was a REWARD for all the students, and I'm told that the school can not provide notice at all times, only if they happen to find out. If they don't find out, too bad for us, my child does without basically. It's even in out 504, never followed, now we're being told, "we put that in there, but can't follow it." It's very basic wording, but they know why they put it in there and what it meant at the time. They say they can't do that. Any suggestions would be helpful.

Posted on: Tue, 01/02/2007 - 2:43am
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If it is in your child's 504, they have to follow it. It is a law binding document to protect your child's rights.
[url="http://www.allergysupport.org"]www.allergysupport.org[/url] is a good website that might help you to decide how to handle this situation, but the school is wrong. They have to follow it, if it's in the 504.

Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 6:55am
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I do get prior notice because it is in the 504. I must be notified 2 days before any food is brought into the class for my approval. It IS possible to follow, and MUST be if it is in your 504. I would put the violation in writing and ask for a meeting of the team. Good luck. How sad that schools are okay with leaving our children out.

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 5:43pm
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Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 10:13pm
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If the pumpkin bread came in without notice, then the teacher might have felt that she had to serve it.
A revision to the 504 to address this could be something like:
A letter will be sent home to the parents informing them that no unauthorized food is allowed in the classroom. If a parent wishes to bring a special treat to share with the class, he or she must let the teacher know at least 3 business days in advance. If an unauthorized treat is inadvertantly brought in, it will be sent home.
Hope this helps!

Posted on: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:24am
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Posted on: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 10:12am
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I don't like how the teacher purposely did not include the note about "What we did on TG" in your child's backpack. That is terrible that not only did the pumpkin bread get served, but she didn't share appropriate information with you, and tried to hide it. I'd have a talk w/ her about that!

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 12:10am
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