Letter mailed home to all Middle School parents re:PA

Posted on: Sat, 08/20/2005 - 11:58pm
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I received the following letter yesterday by US mail. I was informed that such a letter would be sent to all grade-level parents at the Middle School. It is on school letter head, and has the signature of the principal.

[i][b]August 18, 2005

Dear Parents,

Several children in our school have severe allergies to peanuts, peanut products or other nuts. Strict avoidance is the ONLY way to prevent an allergic reaction. A reaction is triggered not only by eating peanuts, but also by touching, smelling, or coming in contact with any item containing peanuts or peanut traces. Because a reaction can be fatal within minutes, we are asking for your help in reducing the chance of an allergic reaction.

Food Treats Sent to School
When sending treats to be shared with other children, please send food items that do not contain peanuts, peanut butter, nuts, peanut oil, or any trace of peanut or nut products. Please check in the office when delivering food to school. Best practice is to bring foods that are individually wrapped and that have a printed food label.

Your Child's Lunch
Please remind your child to not share food at school and to follow the school procedures for clean-up before and after eating. If at all possible, please select an alternative food item to peanut butter, peanut, and nut items. If your child only eats peanut butter sandwiches, please be sure to wrap them in plastic wrap or bags.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call (name of principal) at (phone number). Thank you in advance for your understanding and assistance in keeping our students healthy.

Sincerely,

(signed by principal)

(Principal's name) (2 Assist principal's names)
(names of the 3 school counselors, each grade level)
(names of the 2 school nurses)[/i][/b]

Comments? I'm still thinking about the statement, [i]"If your child only eats peanut butter sandwiches...."[/i]

Gail

[This message has been edited by Gail W (edited August 21, 2005).]

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