off to Kindergarten worries

Posted on: Thu, 07/05/2001 - 3:52am
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Hello, my pa/fa child will be starting kindergarten in the fall of 2001. I am really worried about sending him. I have talked to our school principal and school nurse in regards to his allergies. They seem so lax in regard to his condition. I had found a site many months ago in regards to a letter being sent to the parents of the children in his classroom and I book marked it. But unfortunately my computer crashed and I had to have it re-programed. I found this site by surfing. Has anyone else been on this site and can e-mail me in regards? I am also looking for all or any input with other pa-parents in how to properly prepare our school and my son to have a safe and healthy school year. Thank you.

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Posted on: Fri, 07/06/2001 - 3:40am
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Hi
My son is also off to kindergrten this fall. I found this site you might find helpful....Calgary Allergy Network
Good luck

Posted on: Fri, 07/06/2001 - 9:34am
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Here's the link to sample letters to be sent to classmates from The Calgary Allergy Network:
[url="http://cgi.cadvision.com/~allergy/article.html#Samples"]http://cgi.cadvision.com/~allergy/article.html#Samples[/url]

Posted on: Fri, 07/06/2001 - 12:37pm
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Another good idea is to set up an appointment to meet with and inform in person the kindergarten teacher(s) yourself. In my sons' school kindergarten started a week after everyone else so I had time to do this before he was actually in school. I found this very helpful and every teacher has been profoundly helpful and very understanding. My son Mike will be 9 on 7/30 and will be entering 4th grade in the fall. Have been informing his teachers since he was 2. Forwarned is forarmed. It did take me a little while for me to feel comfortable when he went to kindergarten. Well he's now been in this school system for 4 years and no reactions. Good Luck! We've all been there. It does get a little easier as they get older. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 07/08/2001 - 12:19am
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Thank all of you for your help and assistance. I have been going through this alone since my son was 2 1/2. When I recently found this site I was thrilled.
It is nice to know that I have other parents to share my concerns with. Thank you once again. Drew's mommy.

Posted on: Sun, 07/08/2001 - 2:38pm
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Renee - Oh how I know what you are going through! My pa/tna son (who turned 6 today!!!) starts kindergarten in the fall too. Sure is good to know there are others out there. I have met with the nurse and the principal. The school has never had a child with severe food allergies before, but there are presently THREE pa kindergarteners signed up for fall! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] They are getting a crash course. Sure hope it all works. Keep me posted in any other thoughts you have or things you hear about. Thanks, Kristi

Posted on: Mon, 07/09/2001 - 4:30am
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Hi! My PA daughter will start school in the fall of 2002 and I know I need to start preparing the school now! I know there is a lot of useful info. on this site and I plan to use it! I don't look forward to this at all but realize it will only prepare me for when my 2 1/2 yr old starts kindergarten-he's wheat, egg, dairy, tree nut and pnut allergic as well as the environmental stuff! The school will just love me!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tkiamly

Posted on: Mon, 07/09/2001 - 12:55pm
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Hello again, I have found very useful information on this site. and I have also gone to the Calgary site too. They have information for teachers too with excema and pa My 5 year old has severe excema from head to toe. He also has other food allergies. He is allergic to chicken, beef, lamb, oats, rice, garlic, white potato, strawberries, and oranges. This is from his skin testing when he was 2 1/2. He has not been tested since then. He also has reactions from foods that he touches with his hands. Best of luck and keep in touch.
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