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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:41 am 
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Wow, that sucks that your boys will have to miss their Halloween party! Being an aspiring teacher I often shake my head at some of the things about schools that I read here. I can't believe that bulk amounts of homemade goodies are allowed in schools for Halloween. It's one thing if it was one class and letters were sent home to parents informing them to nix foods that classmates are allergic to. but this situation is sticky because it involves another class. Still, I thought that certain food allergens could be banned from classrooms, if not entire schools. It's mandatory in some cases! At the school were my mom is assistant-principal, they encourage parents not to send nut products to school in consideration of those with the allergy. PLUS, nuts/peanuts are banned from classrooms with an allergic kid in it. Of course, not everyone will aknowledge the voluntary ban - but it's a step in the right direction in my opinion.

Caroline (#1 :D )

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:52 am 
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Location: Medicine Hat, Alberta
It really is sad that your boys will miss the halloween fun. At the school where my daughter goes they do not have a ban in place in the school. The daycare there does but the rest of the school is allowed to have anything. My daughters teacher does know about her allergy and is very good about watching what my daughter has. It would be very good if teachers and other parents would understand that these are children we are dealing with and how their feelings are hurt when they are made to miss out on events that other kids take for granted.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:39 pm 
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Location: Winnipeg
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Your poor guys. Is there any way you could go to the party and monitor your sons?


I had thought of suggesting this, but we've been working towards having our sons' classroom free of their allergens (egg and peanut), and I'm afraid that if I suggest them attending this party even with me there to monitor things, that I may be diluting the message that I don't want eggs and peanuts around them period?
I'm sure that as long as they don't eat anything, keep their fingers out of eyes, mouth and nose and wash up well afterwards, and if I was there to monitor them closely, that they would be reasonably safe...but I would worry about leaving the teacher thinking that it's OK to make exceptions to the rules that we're trying to set up to keep them safe?

Besides it doesn't sound as if there are going to be games and activities there that my boys could participate in and have fun, it's based around the idea of a Halloween "cafe" and all about the junk food.

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1 son allergic to eggs, peanuts, green peas, chick peas, lentils and tomatoes
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1 son allergic to eggs, and has outgrown peanuts
Both with many environmental allergies, asthma and eczema


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:37 pm 
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I had thought of suggesting this, but we've been working towards having our sons' classroom free of their allergens (egg and peanut), and I'm afraid that if I suggest them attending this party even with me there to monitor things, that I may be diluting the message that I don't want eggs and peanuts around them period?
I'm sure that as long as they don't eat anything, keep their fingers out of eyes, mouth and nose and wash up well afterwards, and if I was there to monitor them closely, that they would be reasonably safe...but I would worry about leaving the teacher thinking that it's OK to make exceptions to the rules that we're trying to set up to keep them safe?


Good thinking. I totally agree.

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DD age 9 1/2 -peanuts, nuts,
DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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