Thursday, February 14, 2008

Kindergarten registration

Yesterday, I went to the local elementary school to get Andrew registered for Kindergarten. It was a lot easier than I had expected because we'd gotten the forms a couple of weeks ago, and Tony's great about keeping all the necessary paperwork that we needed filed and at his fingertips.

I was so happy to see "Nut Free Zone" signs all over the school. There was also a sign that explained that two children at the school are severely allergic to nuts. I knew this already, as my next door neighbour's daughter was one of them. (The daughter had also told me about another student who would pass out if someone opened a bag of nuts on the other side of the classroom. The daughter had also been teased by someone chasing her around with a nut, so I do realize that, while the classroom is safe, the rest of the unsupervised environment might not be.)

I was told that the kindergarten teacher has had anaphylactic kids before, and all the teachers are regularly trained on how to use an epipen. I've also been told to contact the principal in August to set up a meeting with him and the kindergarten teacher, to talk about Andrew's types of reactions and how to recognize when he has a reaction. I also have to provide two epipens to the school.

It looks like they've got a nice system in place, and I'm just going to go with it. What a relief!

I'm also grateful to all the parents who came to that school before me, and did so much work in educating the principal and the teachers on anaphylaxis.

9 comments:

All Adither said...

We're going through the same thing too. I'm SO grateful that we weren't the ones doing the 5 or 6 years ago and burning the trail. And I'm also incredibly thankful to the people who did.

Angie
www.AllAdither.com

a mom of special needs kids said...

There is a form of accupuncture/accupressure that can eliminate allergic reactions. After 25 years of not being able to eat wheat, milk, apples, bananas, citrus, etc., I can now eat anything. There is a special protocol for peanut allergies. Find a doctor at naet.com

Anne D said...

Yeah! I'm so glad it went smoothly for you. Isn't it SUCH a relief???

Anne

Pez said...

Wow - sounds like things went so smoothly for you and that your school is really on the ball. Although, I do find that is generally the case for schools in Canada. Not quite the same for the schools here in the States.

- Pez (a disillusioned Canadian living in the States where apparently the right to a pb sandwich for lunch trumps my children's rights to live and breathe).

shaun said...
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allergy treatment said...

I think that's good system at that place. What a relief!

herman
http://allergytreatmentinfo.blogspot.com

Aluguel de Computadores said...
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bella214 said...

I am so glad to hear about another moms story! Sounds like the school is excellent! My son is allergic to dairy but his school isn't quite as wonderful! My blog is located at www.allergic2food.wordpress.com
I am adding you to my blogrooll

bella214 said...

I am so glad to hear about another moms story! Sounds like the school is excellent! My son is allergic to dairy but his school isn't quite as wonderful! My blog is located at www.allergic2food.wordpress.com
I am adding you to my blogrooll