Requesting Sample School Letters

Posted on: Wed, 08/25/1999 - 11:02am
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Hi All!

We are meeting with our daughter's new daycare next week and are wondering if anyone would be willing to share letters that have been sent home to parents of other children requesting voluntarily banning peanuts and explaining the situation. I somehow seem to be stuck on the wording... Your help is really appreciated!

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Kristin

Posted on: Wed, 08/25/1999 - 11:45am
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pHi Kristin,/p
pHere is a link for a sample letter at [url="http://www.cadvision.com/allergy/Letterteacher1.htm"]www.cadvision.com/allergy/Letterteacher1.htm[/url] /p
pStay Safe./p
p[This message has been edited by Connie (edited August 25, 1999).]/p

Posted on: Thu, 08/26/1999 - 12:57pm
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pKristin,/p
pFAN does not recommend sending letters to parents at all, but we do because there are snacks everyday in our son's classroom. I would NOT put the child's name in the letter though. The parents only need to know there is a child and not who that child is. That could lead to problems. We sent a letter we wrote and the principal signed that went over well last year. This year the school asked us to make it generic so they could also send it out for the grade below our son's who have 3 peanut allergy kids. If you want a copy e-mail me and I can e-mail it to you./p
p------------------br /
Mary Kay/p

Posted on: Thu, 08/26/1999 - 2:05pm
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pHere are some ideas from a letter which went out in a U.S school./p
pName of schoolbr /
addressbr /
telephone number/p
pprincipals namebr /
date/p
pDear (whatever grade) parents/p
pA member of this year's (grade) entering in September has a peanut allergy. This allergy can be life threatening. I am asking your help in providing this child with a safe, and happy school year./p
pIdeally we would like a completely peanut product free classroom-at least to try. I am requesting that you not send in any snacks containing peanut products or give your child any peanut butter/jelly sandwiches for lunch. Although this may seem harsh to some of you, I assure you that the teachers of the (?) School and I would make the same type of request to keep any of your children safe and healthy./p
pWe will have a brief orientation meeting on the screening days in September with all (grade) parents to answer any questions and concerns. The nurse, parent(s) of the child and myself will be present. If you have any questions, please call the parent(s) (phone number)/p
pWe try to do everything possible to accommodate the important needs of each individual student. I cannot emphasize enough that this is a life threatening matter and requires the cooperation of all parents./p
pSincerely/p
p(the principal's name)br /
(the nurses name)/p
p------------------------------------------/p
pkindly return the attached form below and return to school be (date)/p
pI have read the above and am willing to comply with the request___/p
pI have concerns and would like to wait until the (date) meeting___/p
pUse the self-addressed envelope and return to (school name)./p
pParents's signature_____________________br /
Date_________________/p
p------------------br /
Stay Safe/p
p [email]"Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com"[/email]/p

Posted on: Sun, 08/29/1999 - 11:04am
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pHi!/p
pThank you all for your quick replies. We are meeting with the daycare tomorrow and are using a combination of several letters. Wish us luck!/p
p------------------br /
Kristin/p

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