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Posted on: Wed, 05/17/2006 - 3:24am
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Cindy, it really does have a connection. What they are offering up as their way to pacify us, would put us in a situation wherein our DS would be separated from his class -- not even seated in the same eating area. So, I am actually glad to see this thread for insight as to how Jesse felt & what others felt & thought too. It seems like a bit of the 'separate but equal' -- though the equal is lacking -- and it all is not right anyway!

Posted on: Wed, 05/17/2006 - 4:34am
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gvmom, glad this was helpful. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
When Jesse was in 3rd Grade (I think our *worst* school year re PA), what the principal wanted was for Jesse to eat in the office every day. It was like, what?
At that time or in that school, the children ate in their classrooms and Jess had the *right* to a "peanut free" classroom. So, there wouldn't or shouldn't be any children bringing peanut products into the classroom, so why remove the PA child and have them sit in the office?
I mean, even know when I go into the school and see a kid sitting in the office, I wonder what did they do *wrong*? Maybe if they were sitting there eating I wouldn't think that, but who knows? And that's me, a nearly 47 year old woman!
The principal didn't have any reasoning behind this EXCEPT that there was one other PA child in the school who did eat in the office.
But then, oddly enough, there was another lad in my daughter's class, PA and EA, and he ate in his classroom which was "peanut free".
I think the principal just took an instant dislike, and again, I have to emphasize that when I go into a school, I don't go in "guns a blazin'", I go in very quietly, calmly, meekly, almost timidly - to the fact that I had a written school plan for Jesse and that I did require certain things and also knew what I had the *right* to ask for.
My written school plan (written by another member here) adheres to school board policy throughout my Province and yet, the principal that year basically threw it out the window.
I would still like to get back into your other thread where I had posted some notes to myself really about other things I wanted to discuss, somehow feel they are related to the blacktop although not specifically.
As I just posted to notnutty this morning, I did think that things would get easier as my guy got older or say if we remained in the same school, but no, that has not been my personal experience (I think that's why I raised a thread somewhere here asking for people to post their positive school experiences because I tell you, I haven't had a whole lot).
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 09/07/2007 - 10:22am
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Simply re-raising so I can get all my "bench" stories in a row.
(I would SO love to be able to call a certain someone an a$$hole nowadays, but whatever. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] ).
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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