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 Post subject: Here we come Grade One!!
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:38 pm 
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Seemingly much more stressful than the kindergarten years. I lucked out with my sons teacher who also had a dairy allergy! She was very understanding! We have decided to not have him stay for lunch, perhaps once and awhile but first I need to see how it works in the classroom before allowing it. That means four fun trips to the school a day! I guess Mommy wont be doing to much relaxing lol but I would be to worried otherwise! Ugh praying for the day he outgrows this but it is seeming less likely :( 90% my butt!!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:24 pm 
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I do the same thing - home for lunch every day, so yes, 4 trips to the school. It's worth it. We were also lucky that in Gr 1 the teacher was ana to penicillin, and had to self administer her own epipen, so 'got it'. Waiting to see what will happen in Gr 2, I HOPE shared snacks (bday cupcakes etc.) are a thing of the past, but I'm not holding my breath!!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:55 pm 
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At our school I believe it's a rule that parents cannot bring in treats for birthdays or any other holidays unless they are having a specific party. It makes things much easier! They do this for allergies but also because the school is very diverse and all the kids celebrate different things and some don't acknowledge birthdays etc.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:47 am 
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That is really fortunate! I wish our school would do the same. I'm a little worried about the lunchbreak this year, it has gone from 60 mins to 30 mins, so it will be a mad dash back & forth. :(

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:52 am 
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That is so short! I would just have him eat in the car lol


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:01 am 
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We might end up having frequent picnics lol.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:28 pm 
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I HOPE shared snacks (bday cupcakes etc.) are a thing of the past, but I'm not holding my breath!!
I'll hold my breath too for you and maybe that will help blow some luck your way.
Wow, gr.1 and 2, chlodoll and Becky. :huggy Good luck and a hug from me to each of you! :huggy

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Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:18 am 
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Wow, the count down is on for us, too!

The kids are getting excited and we FA parents are getting frazzeled!

I hope everyone has a great start and an uneventful school year!

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
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Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:56 am 
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So far so good, the Gr 2 teacher 'gets it' and is against sugary bday treats for reasons other than allergies, but they still make it through sometimes. She thanked me profusely for providing a bag of safe snacks for DS, and said that although she has had allergic children before I'm the FIRST to provide her with safe alternatives. :scratchy

It makes me think...if not all allergic parents 'get it', it probably shouldn't be a surprise that many without allergies don't either.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:08 pm 
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Becky wrote:
It makes me think...if not all allergic parents 'get it', it probably shouldn't be a surprise that many without allergies don't either.


That is very true. The recent tragedies with youth not carrying epi-pens despite knowing they have food allergies is case in point to me. :cry:

The stories some have shared of their school's great support is definitely encouraging! :happydance

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