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!
On Aug 25, 1999
Here is a link for a sample letter at [url="http://www.cadvision.com/allergy/Letterteacher1.htm"]www.cadvision.com/allergy/Letterteacher1.htm[/url]
[This message has been edited by Connie (edited August 25, 1999).]
On Aug 26, 1999
FAN 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.
------------------ Mary Kay
On Aug 26, 1999
Here are some ideas from a letter which went out in a U.S school.
Name of school address telephone number
principals name date
Dear (whatever grade) parents
A 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.
Ideally 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.
We 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)
We 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.
(the principal's name) (the nurses name)
kindly return the attached form below and return to school be (date)
I have read the above and am willing to comply with the request___
I have concerns and would like to wait until the (date) meeting___
Use the self-addressed envelope and return to (school name).
Parents's signature_____________________ Date_________________
------------------ Stay Safe
On Aug 29, 1999
Thank you all for your quick replies. We are meeting with the daycare tomorrow and are using a combination of several letters. Wish us luck!