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Posted on: Sat, 03/03/2007 - 12:03pm
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Maybe you could CC your letter to the school district, or send to a local newspaper's letters section?

Posted on: Sat, 03/03/2007 - 1:10pm
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Both of my sons attend Mad Science at their school, it is a weekly after school program. Most of the schools in my area offer it.
Since it was being held in the school, I held out some hope of being able to drop my PA son off, but no such luck. When I called the local MS director, he told me emphatically that MS would have no accountablility or liability for any child's health issues. So while my son attends the one hour session, I stay down the hall in another classroom. His classmate has diabetes, and his parent stays as well.
Additionally, at the start of each term, I have informed the instructor about ds's allergies. The first term was fine, but this term I have not been happy with the instructor. She assured me that the kids were not doing any experiments involving food. Then during one session, they made cotton candy (which most of the other kids prompty ate, which made ds totally jealous, of course.) Then ds informed me that kids were being allowed to eat snacks at the start of class (the first term the teacher did not let them) so now I have to go in and police everyone's snack.
I will say the both my kids absolutely love this class, and of course I am used to waiting around. Just wanted to share a different perspective of dealing with them. I would imagine it completely depends on whomever is the director of whatever facility services your area/school district.

Posted on: Tue, 03/06/2007 - 2:53pm
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We are only 2 weeks into our Mad Science experience and are finding our franchise to be somewhere in the middle of the road compared to the other posts.
I did want to mention that I was told that the Wacky Waves session uses oil--and often times peanut oil. (The instructor says it is darker and shows up better.) To her credit, she casually mentioned that maybe they shouldn't use peanut oil anymore with the increase in peanut allergies. She didn't say they wouldn't, but at least the thought crossed her mind.
It doesn't matter to us at this point in time, Wacky Waves isn't one of the sessions this time. Also, the instructor said that the equipment used for Wacky Waves is used ONLY for Wacky Waves.

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