Need help w/ a letter that my 2nd graders teacher can give out

Posted on: Fri, 10/19/2001 - 10:54pm
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Our daughter's teacher is wonderful, she's really concerned for Morgan, always sure of what things she's around and makes sure at lunch nobody w/ peantus/nuts is near her. I went into the class and gave them a little presentation on the PAL program, and the kids really liked it. Now they feel as though they are playing a part in keeping her safe (and they are). Now to my question. Her teacher wants me to give her a letter she can send home for the parent's, asking then not to make snacks for parties containing pn, tn. Is there a standard letter that you use? Is there somewhere i could find one at? I could write it myself, but I think I may go into too much detail. Any help, ideas, or suggestions would me more than helpful!!! Thanks~~

Liz

Posted on: Fri, 10/19/2001 - 11:59pm
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HI Liz,
Here is our letter:
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum7/HTML/000495.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum7/HTML/000495.html[/url]
Stay Safe,
Rhonda
[This message has been edited by Rhonda RS (edited October 20, 2001).]

Posted on: Sat, 10/20/2001 - 12:54am
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This is the letter that went home in my PA son's 1st grade class this year. We have had complete cooperation from parents. It is not a problem - thank goodness!
Dear Parents,
We would like to make you aware of a health issue in our first grade class this year. One of our classmates has a severe food allergy to peanuts and tree nuts, their products, and oils. Strict avoidance is the only way to prevent an allergic reaction that could be life threatening.
For this reason, we must be very cautious with classroom snacks, birthday treats, and party foods. We are asking that you do not send any food with your child that contains peanuts or nuts. We will not allow such food in the classroom. This will dramatically decrease the risk of this child having an allergic reaction through accidental contact. The child will be eating alternative, safe snacks for birthday treat days and party days. There will also be a peanut-free table at lunch available for this child and any classmates who voluntarily choose to bring a peanut-free lunch.
We are most appreciative of your understanding and cooperation in keeping our classroom safe for all of our students.
Signed by principal and classroom teacher.

Posted on: Sat, 10/20/2001 - 8:31am
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Here is another letter from the Food Allergy Initiative Site. Click on "living with food allergy" then "school" There is a sample letter there.
[url="http://www.foodallergyinitiative.com"]http://www.foodallergyinitiative.com[/url]
There are also lots of letters on Calgary Allergy Network. Scroll to the middle of the page. There are 7+ sample letters. When you get there, scroll to the middle of the page.
[url="http://cgi.cadvision.com/~allergy/article.html"]http://cgi.cadvision.com/~allergy/article.html[/url]
Stay Safe,
Rhonda
[This message has been edited by Rhonda RS (edited October 20, 2001).]

Posted on: Sun, 10/21/2001 - 1:04am
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Thank you for you replies!!!! That will make it much easier for me to compose my letter. Again, thanks so much!
Liz

Posted on: Sun, 10/21/2001 - 10:59pm
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Hi Liz,
Keep us posted on how the letter is received by the parents and staff. Maybe once you create your letter, you could share it with others on this board.
Stay Safe,
Rhonda
[This message has been edited by Rhonda RS (edited October 22, 2001).]

Posted on: Mon, 08/19/2002 - 5:39am
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Just re-raising for Suz-A-Loo. Hope this helps.

Posted on: Mon, 08/19/2002 - 6:44am
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Thanks JackieC! This does help!

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