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Posted on: Tue, 03/25/2008 - 10:37pm
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Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I have 2 boys-an almost 5 year old who is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, and milk. My 2.5 year old has no know allergies, but for obvious reasons has not been exposed to peanuts or tree nuts. We are having a hard time with school for kindergarten next year for my ds, so I hope to get a lot of info and support here.

Posted on: Tue, 03/25/2008 - 11:14pm
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WELCOME! I wish I had some words of wisdom on how to deal with the school stuff, but we are not there yet. My pa DS is only 15 months old. But I know there are a lot of people on the board that will be able to help you out with some GREAT information!
Are you planning on doing a 504?
I look forward to sharing info with you!

Posted on: Tue, 03/25/2008 - 11:14pm
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Welcome to the board CandKsmom. There are many here to help so ask anything you want. There are no small questions. Many here have alot of experience in school related issues.
Link to some possible questions.
[url="http://www.peanutallergy.com/boards/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Board=7&Number=254267&Searchpage=1&Main=30730&Words=entering+kindergarten&topic=0&Search=true#Post254267"]http://www.peanutallergy.com/boards/ubbt...true#Post254267[/url]

Posted on: Tue, 03/25/2008 - 11:43pm
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Welcome!!!
I just joined about 2-3 weeks ago, and there is a wonderful amount of knowledge to be learned here!

Posted on: Wed, 03/26/2008 - 2:53am
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Thanks for the welcome. Not sure about the 504 yet because we want him to go the private kindergarten at the pre-school he currently attends. However, the director is giving me a hard time about making the kindergarten nut-free (the pre-school is) because the kids bring their lunch since it's a full day program. After spring break I plan to approach the parents of the kids going there and talk to them about becoming nut-free. So...we'll see!

Posted on: Thu, 03/27/2008 - 10:41am
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Hi Welcome!
I am very lucky My son is in public school and it is peanut free. My DS went to private preschool ( not peanut free really but claimed they were) and K it was also peanut free. There is a lot of info and parents here that can help with some of the obstacles. The best advice I can give you is be calm when you talk to them.. I think the worst thing you can do is go in demanding they such and such... have your facts straight remind them that are responsible ( peanut free or not) for the SAFETY of your child while in thier care. Bring in all the info and offer to help train staff. I also went in with " alternate lunch suggestions so they can see past the "my child will only eat PB &J) I suggested they ahve that for breakfast at home and wash up before school and take cereal for lunch or oatmeal or something.. I really is do -able but you have to give them tool to make the transition easier.
good luck
Therese

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