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Blogging and Busy

Left to right: Julie Knell, Homa Woodrum, Kelley Lindberg, Joanne LaSpina, Dr. Ruchi Gupta, Lisa Rutter, Colette Martin, Jenny Sprague, Keeley McGuire, Elizabeth DiBurro, Ruth LovettSmith, Kimberly Pellicore, Lindsey Steffensen, Kristen Rutter, Rachel Hayden, Tracy Bush, Lauren Kashtan Spring is upon us. Mother’s day is almost here, we have a new puppy at home, and […]

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Pre-Kindergarten Screening

I had a second meeting with the staff at our public Pre-K school about a month ago. I met with the principal, the school nurse, the current 2 pre-K teachers, the kitchen manager, the head of the districts food service, and the guidance counselor.  As I have mentioned my biggest concerns are the meals in the […]

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Examining Educational Options [part 1]

My son Jacob is 3 1/2. He will be turning 4 in early September. I have been having some anxiety since LAST August about the idea of him starting Pre-K. I have had “Research schools for Jacob” on my to-do list since then! My anxiety issues are compounded by his health concerns. Jacob is a […]

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Change is in the Air!

I know these changes will make our schools a better and safer environment for my children, as well as ALL the other current and future students who have food allergies! THAT is the real prize! That was the hope, the dream and the goal! Our work is not finished yet, but simply by speaking out- we have been able to influence others to improve the previous policies.

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1st Grade Jitters

School will be starting here in a little over two weeks. In preparation of that I met with Caleb’s first grade teacher this morning just to introduce ourselves and talk about his food allergies, and to get to know her.  It is always a bit nerve-racking getting ready for school, getting all the paperwork updated […]

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504 Planning

If your child has food allergies, they are  entitled to having a 504 plan in place at their school. I have been slowly working on doing Caleb’s 504 planning for next year. I meant to have his done after the start of school last fall, but with Jacob’s cancer diagnosis, it was forgotten/put on the […]

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1st of 504 Meetings

I meant to get Caleb’s 504 plan done last fall after school started; but with his younger brother getting his cancer diagnosis Caleb’s 504 plan hit the back burner! I had our first meeting with the school staff this morning, the guidance counselor, the assistant principal, the school nurse, and his current teacher.  I have to […]

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Flying the Un-Friendly Skies

Gina Clowes  of AllergyMoms website, http://allergymoms.com/index.php  is an allergy author and advocate. She recently was trying to fly with her two boys who have nut allergies. She spent $2200 on 4 tickets.  Then found out that American Airlines roast nuts in first class on flights.  Yes, with recirculated cabin air, on flights, no exit. I think […]

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School District Allergy Plan

Here is the scan of our school district allergy plan. I am meeting on Monday with the school nurse, so I have the weekend to review it and gather my thoughts to present at the meeting. The nurse has told me that this plan is at least 6 years old, so it does not take […]

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