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Posted on: Fri, 11/22/2002 - 9:25am
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lynn1999_2000,
Definitely look over some of the 504's, which I think could really help you. Also, these directives about peanuts, in my opinion, should be coming from the top-down approach. Where are the Principal and Director of Special Ed on this issue? I would assemble some sample 504's, look over RhondaRS's website info, and arm yourself with a ton of knowledge and get a meeting going with at least the Principal and Director of Special Ed. However, using Rhonda's advice, get a letter from your doctor with the specific criterion for the allergy in regard to 504 designation.
There's so much more to be done, SO much more, than the teacher saying, "Don't bring in any peanuts/peanut products."
And, BTW, 500 kids would be like nothing to our principal. He has 1300+ kids (and growing all the time) from K-3.
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Posted on: Fri, 11/22/2002 - 1:27pm
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Hi Lynn,
I received your email and located this post.
I don't see why you would want to delete your first post on this thread. It is great and to the point!
Also, If we delete your post, since it is the first in the thread, it would delete the entire thread (and all the work and text from those who replied). If we delete the text in a first post on a thread, then the rest of the thread usually doesn't make sense and help those who read the thread in the future. Many other members who are going through similar situations as you gain from your posting!
I hope you will leave your posts (Imagine if everyone edited or deleted their text!). Thankfully, most who contact us to delete a post decide to leave it up when they understand how much their post can do for others and themselves. The teacher may learn a lot and have more compassion from reading experiences such as you posted about. Many schools do not realize what they put us through until they see it! The teacher may learn how you are feeling. This may help your situation!
Let me know what you decide to do.
Stay Safe,
[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]
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Posted on: Sat, 11/23/2002 - 4:13am
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The class is suppose to be eating their lunches in the class room, it is suppose to be a thanksgiving feast. My concern if someone brings their lunch and brings a pbj, of course I will take my daughter and leave.
The news letter friday did remind them that they would be eating in the classroom and that if your child sometimes brings his lunch to school that you might encourage him or her to be part of the group. But nothing about reminding them if they did bring their lunch not to bring peanut items. I know she told them the start of the school year but is it a simple request if I remind her that the parents might need reminding sometimes? I don't want to come over like I am trying to run her class room or anything just feel like percautions need to be taken for my daughters sake.
Lynn

Posted on: Mon, 12/16/2002 - 11:40pm
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Hi
I think you are doing the right thing.I to have a pa goin to school in Jan. I will do what ever it takes to keep her alive.Don't let other people make you feel you are wrong you are right.
Do what ever it takes to keep her or him safe.
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Posted on: Wed, 12/18/2002 - 3:59am
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Hang tough!
You do have rights and their are things you can do to protect your child.
Look into 504.
Look into USDA School Nutrition Program.
Look into Massachusetts Dept of Education site and look at "Managing Life Threatening Food Allergies in Schools". This is a great set of guidelines (76 pages) and covers pretty much everything that needs to be covered.
This is an intimidating situation to deal with. I agree we do not have to apologize for our children's allergies. There truly is nothing to be sorry about...it is what it is.
People can and will be rude or thoughtless but you know what? Fortify your soul. You know who you are and why you must do what you do. That comes first. Others will eventually come to understand...even though it may take awhile....Fortify your soul.
I do believe the path is smoother than it used to be. All that have come before us have smoothed the way already and every step we take as individuals will continue to make this road easier. You can do this....you will do it. There are so many gifts to be "got" here. An education (not only on the inner workings of the Education system...ha ha...but life as well). Hang tight to your family. Believe in what you know. Embrace patience (when you can). Be kind to yourself. Be prepared to stay the course. Be willing to "fight the good fight" with honor. Believe you can and will make a difference. Have courage. Rest when you need to. Choose the company of someone who is kind, supportive, and present. Fortify your soul~
I hope this is in someway helpful to you...inside and out!
Best~
k

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