Hi, We are thinking about moving to Redmond, WA and I'm trying to find a school where my son will be able to go since he has peanut allergy. He is 3, so I still have 1 year to find the place for him, but I wanted to know if anyone coming to this site has any experience with that area.... Thanks, Slava
On May 18, 2003
Welcome Slava, I'm a co-leader of a Seattle area food allergy support group. We have an e-mail group that I could post your question to if you'd like.
On May 20, 2003
Hi, I live in Redmond and I have some ideas for you. My child will be in Kindergarten next year. I have called all the local school districts and several private schools. Redmond is big so the area you are in can make a difference. For two years (starting at age 3), my child has attended the French-American School of Puget Sound ([url]http://www.fasps.org[/url]). I know they have room for students age 3 next year as well. It is a peanut free school. This is only 15-20 minutes from our house even though it is on Mercer Island. We live just at the Bellevue/Redmond city line so that helps. Traffic becomes an issue if you move further into Redmond. Also, public school district policy varies a lot here. Bellevue school district serves PB&J every day. Lake Washington school district (cities of Redmond, Kirkland, and Sammamish) has a few peanut free schools in Sammamish. Mercer Island public schools are peanut and nut free in what they serve but still allow kids to bring peanut butter from home. The food services director there was very knowledgeable. PB&J is huge here so we decided to keep our child in the peanut free school for at least a few more years. It is a great school but since it is private it is expensive. Here are some school links if you want to talk to someone at the districts so that if you move you can make a good choice for you. [url="http://www.lkwash.wednet.edu/"]http://www.lkwash.wednet.edu/[/url] [url="http://belnet.bellevue.k12.wa.us/"]http://belnet.bellevue.k12.wa.us/[/url] [url="http://www.misd.wednet.edu/"]http://www.misd.wednet.edu/[/url] [url="http://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/"]http://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/[/url]
I hope this helps. I will check back to see if you have any other questions. I am happy to help you. Teresa
On May 20, 2003
I live in the Redmond area, and I have done alot of work with the district. (I know Jana, and I belong to FEAST-the Seattle area food allergy group). I have quite a bit of information that I would like to share with you, but I am uncomfortable posting such specific information on a web site. Please send me your e-mail address, and I will be glad to e-mail you some great info.