"So we're doing a peanut butter tasting...

  1. ...today with the whole grade level," says Ms. Teacher whom I've never met, but sends every hangnail to my office. I thought she was kidding. Then she said, "It's part of a math lesson on quality control." Then I realized she wasn't kidding.

    This is why I have a job! I swear we'd have dead children today if I weren't there.
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  2. 46 Comments

  3. by   NurseBeans


    So, what prompted her to tell you? She wanted you to check the labels for peanuts?
  4. by   kidzcare
    Quote from NurseBeans


    So, what prompted her to tell you? She wanted you to check the labels for peanuts?
    Hahahahaha
  5. by   tining
  6. by   Amethya
    This is why I tell everyone at work that if they are planning something with food or field trips, to tell me ahead at time and not the day of the event. I like to prepare things and ready for anything! And this is why I also sent them a master list with the names of students that have illnesses so they knew who has what and what they can do.
  7. by   Flare
    Under FERPA we can't send out a master list to all the staff listing all of the student's medical conditions. That type of info is on a need to know basis. I am able to flag students in the teacher's grade and attendance program and leave a note as to what their affliction is and the teachers can then do what they need to with it. The only exceptions that I grant to sending out a list is the cafeteria manager - who does not have access to that program but since she sells the food to all of the students, should be aware of allergies, and the admins - who probably could run the report themselves.
  8. by   Amethya
    Quote from Flare
    Under FERPA we can't send out a master list to all the staff listing all of the student's medical conditions. That type of info is on a need to know basis. I am able to flag students in the teacher's grade and attendance program and leave a note as to what their affliction is and the teachers can then do what they need to with it. The only exceptions that I grant to sending out a list is the cafeteria manager - who does not have access to that program but since she sells the food to all of the students, should be aware of allergies, and the admins - who probably could run the report themselves.
    I'm allowed to though but only to the teachers, not anyone else, because if there's an emergency, they know that Johnny here is allergic to peanuts and they can try to help him before I get there or 911 does.
  9. by   Farawyn
    Are they having LATEX BALLOONS at the peanut butter tasting party, too?

    Sheesh.
  10. by   kidzcare
    Quote from Farawyn
    Are they having LATEX BALLOONS at the peanut butter tasting party, too?

    Sheesh.
    Duh! It's an allergy party! There's gonna be peanut butter and latex balloons and the epi will shower down from the sprinkler system!
  11. by   WineRN
    Quote from kidzcare
    Duh! It's an allergy party! There's gonna be peanut butter and latex balloons and the epi will shower down from the sprinkler system!
  12. by   NurseBeans
    Quote from kidzcare
    Duh! It's an allergy party! There's gonna be peanut butter and latex balloons and the epi will shower down from the sprinkler system!
    Put it on youtube and it's the next challenge to sweep the nation's grade schools
  13. by   BeckyESRN
    Give out some bee-venom lemonade, just for good measure!
  14. by   Jedrnurse
    Did you think (even for a moment) that you were being punked?

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