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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:08 am 

Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:05 am
Posts: 668
Location: AB, Canada
DSs Kindergarten classroom is considered peanut/tree nut free (I still send everything from home). But yesterday when I was waiting in the hallway to drop him off, the doors opened and a bunch of older kids came out, with empty lunch containers. I asked that teacher about it and she said the recycling team met a few times a month and had their lunch during the meetings, sometimes in the kindergarten classroom. The rest of the school is NOT peanut free, so I assume the kids could have had pb&j or whatever. I mentioned it to the teacher and she said 'I assume they know that this class is nut free (although the parents wouldn't know in the am when preping lunch). She said she'd wipe down the tables and mention it at the next meeting, and thanked me for bringing it to her attention.

Am I being paranoid and difficult? She's been helpful, but seems a little stressed (just coming back after mat leave). I don't want to be overbearing, but I was shocked to see the classroom being used as a lunchroom.

What do you think?

DSs 12, 12, 14 all PA

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:58 pm 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6616
Location: Ottawa
Sadly, this doesn't surprise me. I believe the schools do intend to have nut free rooms but they are not wired to pick up every food event. You need to gently remind them of the policy and how this does not mesh with it.

The lunch meetings will have to be held elsewhere or...the entire school can go nut free. :wink:

I contact the principal with every situation (usually in person) either to discuss the situation or to inform her of the conversation I have had with the teacher...just to keep her in the loop.

With time, they will get it.

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:01 am 

Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:00 am
Posts: 1119
Some schools have ALLERGY ALERT posted on the door or window of the classroom. The problem is that I don't think they can actually post what the allergens are due to privacy. However, if you give the okay to post on the door what the allergens are for your child it may help.

Did any changes happen after you mentioned it?

me: allergic to crustaceans plus environmental
teenager: allergic to hazelnuts, some other foods and environmental

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