Letters to parents from school/district


Here are the two letters sent from our school/district to the elementary school parents. This is in support of the 504 plan shown here: [url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum7/HTML/001118.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum7/HTML/001118.html[/url]

One letter was sent to all parents, outlining the new risk reduction practices, and it was signed by district personnel. The other was just sent to all K parents, outlining the specific practices associated with having a peanut and nut free Kindergarten. We were able to provide input into these letters... ------------- Letter to all parents ------------------ Dear Parents:


On Sep 2, 2003

Here's the letter that went out to Kindergarten parents, signed by the principal.

------------- Dear Kindergarten Parents:

A student in your child

On Sep 3, 2003

I'm very impressed! The letters are both excellent. Your hard work has really paid off. Kudos to you!!! Other pa parents will probably hear about this and start lining up to get into your school.

Great going!

[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Miriam

On Sep 3, 2003


Thanks. Actually, we borrowed a good chunk of the language from the sample letter from the Food allergy initiative website (I posted the link in another thread about a week ago).

Even though these letters are pretty good, there is some lamenting that they weren't "warm" enough; but personally, I think it has more to due with the fact that they went out too late (i.e. too close to the start of school, thereby catching parents by surprise).


On Sep 3, 2003

Gary, these letters are great. Thank you for sharing all your work on the 504 and the letters. I have made copies for my file since I know they will be useful when it is time to prepare for my son's entry into school.

Fondly, Janel

On Sep 3, 2003

Gee, they sound great to me - not "warm" enough?? If they are not "professional sounding" I would think that the guidelines would be seen as a suggestion and not take it seriously. I bet that your thought about them not going out early enough is causing the parents to complain a bit. People had probably already bought those giant snack / lunch packs that come out in August.

On Sep 5, 2003

This should prove to be interesting. I hope the parents are understanding of this.

On Aug 18, 2006

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