Continuing Saga of Little V

Posted on: Mon, 12/06/2004 - 11:31pm
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Picking up where we left off!!

Class Christmas celebration (one day of food).

Food from different countries (8)

I was informed that the food labels (ingredients)will be posted on the different booths in each countries.

I have been told that I will need to sign that[b] I [/b] gave my child the food!

Interesting?

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Posted on: Tue, 12/07/2004 - 2:55am
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Synthia,
This sounds very similar to what Miriam's daughter had at her school.
As I have said in the past, I think food parties like this are really ridiculous but if they must have them then I would go with my child to this event.
What does signing a document saying that YOU gave your child the food really do anyway? Take the liability off their back? Hmmmmm? I wouldn't sign it.
Just a scenario here: Say you sign this document. Your child hasn't had anything to eat yet. What if you child has an airborne or touch reaction to the offending food items?
As far as the food labels (ingredients) will be posted. Will the actual ingredients list be posted from the packaging or is this a list that people will write up per food item?
I would either go with my child or keep my child home for this event.

Posted on: Tue, 12/07/2004 - 4:04am
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I don't really like that *signing* either. I may not understand the reason for it - but what comes to mind, also sounds like the CMA stuff.
Does signing that your child was given food from [i]this[/i] table prevent your child from taking food from [i]that[/i] table? Or prevent someone else from giving food to the child?
Then again - do you mean that everyone working the food tables will know that they CANNOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES give your child food. And, if you feel it is safe food, then you sign for it so that they know it is ok to give to your child?

Posted on: Wed, 12/08/2004 - 2:48am
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As far as the food labels (ingredients) will be posted. Will the actual ingredients list be posted from the packaging or is this a list that people will write up per food item?
[b] I really don't know.[/b]
I [b]will [/b] be there!
AnnaMarie,
Does signing that your child was given food from this table prevent your child from taking food from that table? Or prevent someone else from giving food to the child?
I'm not sure!
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Posted on: Wed, 12/08/2004 - 5:16am
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I wouldn't sign anything.
In fact, my first thought was.....ask the school to put in writing that no peanut products will be allowed. Of course, I know that our school district would NEVER do that - I doubt many districts would.
It just really irritates me that WE are the ones that are always asked to sign away any liability issues - the schools KNOW about our children's allergies and they still choose to do events such as these. It isn't like you told them AFTER this event was planned that peanuts could kill your child. Good grief!!!
I'm glad you will be there - I would not allow Drew to participate unless I was there.

Posted on: Wed, 12/08/2004 - 7:38am
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I would not allow Drew to participate unless I was there.
Thats just it I still don't know if she can
participate,any allergy warning in ref: to Peanuts she will not be [b]able[/b] to participate.Which does not leave a lot.
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Posted on: Wed, 12/08/2004 - 7:53am
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It is just her class, right? Will the teacher work with you on this? Can YOU specify what can be brought in?
For Johnny Appleseed Day, Drew's teacher told me what she wanted to do (Fruit Loop necklaces, caramel apples, etc), and then *I* gave her a list of specific brands that I had checked and approved. The note that she sent to parents specifically listed (even the brand) the items that needed to be donated.
Are homemade treats allowed at your school? They aren't at ours, so (if the above didn't work), I would ask the teacher if she could "require" the food be brought in at least the day before the event. I would check all the food after school and then let the teacher know whether or not my child would attend the following day.
I don't know, Synthia. I wish schools would get away from so much food in the classrooms....but I don't see that happening anytime soon where we are.

Posted on: Wed, 12/08/2004 - 8:24pm
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It is just her class, right? No!
There are 8 different classes,each teacher will be doing a different countrie
Can YOU specify what can be brought in? Apperently not.
I have asked what the food will be and if it is store bought or homemade,I was told they don't know.
I feel I am not getting enough information
to keep her safe!!!
The school has done this, foods from different countries for the last 3 or 4 years.It is not like they just started doing this.
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Posted on: Wed, 12/08/2004 - 11:45pm
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Is it just food - or is it more then that?
My son's school did an *International Night* a few years ago. Each class had a different country, and they provided food, pictures, different things that people brought in (clothing, toys, etc.).
It was actually quite interesting. My son is a major fuss-pot, so he didn't eat (no known food allergies in him), and I of course did not eat anything. There is a peanut ban, but that doesn't mean there are no *may contains*. There was a lot to do other than eat, and I felt it was worth attending even though we didn't do the eating part. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I'm not sure how it is with your child - fussing because others can eat or fuss-pot like mine and wouldn't want it anyway, but, just wanted to let you know what happened with us.

Posted on: Thu, 12/09/2004 - 2:24am
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AnnaMarie
Is it just food - or is it more then that?
I honestly don't know!I think just food.
I think that is part of the problem,not enough information!
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Posted on: Tue, 12/14/2004 - 2:17am
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Update
As of mon. I got a letter from the teacher,it says...
Reminder: Dec--,2004 is our tasting party.I prefer that you provide -------- with her own special snacks.
(Mexico,Japan,Africa,Israel,Germany,England,and France). Documentation will be done for each food item you give to -----at the party.
In another letter that was sent home on dec 2
it stated On dec --we will sample different foods from different coountries.It will be held outside with all the Kindergarten classes.I prefer that you bring in special snacks for ----.
I replyed with.....
I would prefer she participate like everyone else.
We need to keep the food safe and know the ingredients.
If you could please point me to the right person in charge of the foods I would appreciate it.
I signed with this
Thank you very much for your continuied efforts on ---- behalf.
I have not heard from the other teachers on the foods as of today! 3 days away
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