Letter to send home with classmates

Posted on: Sun, 08/13/2000 - 11:47pm
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HI-
My son peanut and tree nut allergic son is going to pre-school in Sept.
The school has promised that they will "ban" peanut butter and other threatening substances from the classromm but has requested that I draft a letter to be sent to the parents of my son's classmates. I thought some of you may have already wirtten such a letter that I could preview for ideas.
Can you help?
Please reply to [email]kdillon@genuity.com[/email]
Thank you-
Karen

Posted on: Mon, 08/14/2000 - 12:11am
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Hi,
This is what I sent last year feel free to change it to address your child's needs. My son is not touch/smell sensitive so we didn't ban peanut products. He doesn't take his turn cleaning tables at school re his skin and allergies. He doesn't eat anything I don't approve first. He doesn't need to bring home any treat given just needs to tell me it was offered at school to classmates He gets 3 safe treats from home.
Hope this helps,
JanB
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There is a child in your child

Posted on: Mon, 08/14/2000 - 12:49am
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Hello. If you search "school letter" at this site you will find sample letters and other helpful information. Andy

Posted on: Thu, 08/31/2000 - 5:51am
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Our PA three-year-old son is starting preschool in a few weeks. In preparation, we purchased a kit from Food Allergy Network (FAN) that was of great help. It contained a sample letter for parents, two video tapes, a training plan for the preschool staff, and more. The preschool staff has been great to work with so far.

Posted on: Thu, 08/31/2000 - 6:12am
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Mossman, was this the "preschool kit" from FAN that included the Alexander tape and It only Takes One Bite?
Please let me know how the other info is. I am interested in buying it. The tapes and epi trainer are cheaper a la carte but if the other info is good I will pay the extra $.

Posted on: Thu, 08/31/2000 - 12:27pm
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i have a letter that i sent to all parents of our preschool too. the copy i have here is the super duper wordy one! i hope i have the final copy at work.
i bought the FAN preschool kit. it is directed more towards the school but i feel like it is worth it. when he has a new teacher i give them the book and ask them to watch the video it only takes one bite.

Posted on: Sat, 05/19/2001 - 1:00pm
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How do I get a preschool kit? Please let me know of address or telephone number to order this asap!
My son's, who is allergic to peanuts, preschool sent home a note with each child this year addressing that there are children in the school that are allergic to peanuts and they have declared it a "nut free" school.
My husband and I were very appreciative of our son's teacher and school. Hopefully when he start's elementary school we will be able to start with peace of mind that they awareness continues!

Posted on: Sat, 05/19/2001 - 1:24pm
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kdillon,
A word of caution over haow you present FAAN material to school authorities. Since FAAN strongly advocates against a pn ban, your child's school may change their mind about supporting a ban. FAAN's position is that a ban is less safe than allowing pns in your child's school/classroon, eating area.
Since the school has already supported a ban. I would suggest NOT showing them FAAN's material, the "false sense on security" position that FAAN takes is used by some schools to refuse a request for a pn-ban deeming in unnecessary. They will have FAAN to back them up and you will not. Good luck.
[This message has been edited by EILEEN (edited May 19, 2001).]

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