LEES CORNER PTA January 13, 2014 Agenda Welcome Principal’s Report, School Updates Allergies (Kathryn Bernet) Bullying Prevention (Kelly Gorman) President/VPs/Committee Updates Treasurer’s Report New Business Adjourn Principal’s Report Mr. D’Amato Franklin Farm sweepstakes Anti-bullying Presentation Mr. Kelly Gorman Kathryn Bernet Lees Corner Elementary School PTA Meeting January 13, 2015 5 A food allergy is when your body’s immune system reacts to a food protein because it has mistaken that food protein as a threat. ◦ An allergy is not the same as an intolerance As many as 15 million Americans have food allergies ◦ 1 in 13 children has a food allergy = about 2 per classroom, on average 8 foods account for the majority of reactions ◦ Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish 6 Strict avoidance of the food allergen is the only way to prevent a reaction. An allergic reaction to food can have many different symptoms. Even trace amounts of a food allergen can cause a reaction in some people with food allergies. ◦ Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that comes on quickly and may cause death. ◦ A single person can experience different symptoms from one reaction to the next. Although ingestion is the primary cause of severe reactions, in some cases, skin contact or breathing in a food protein (e.g., steam from cooking eggs or shellfish) can cause symptoms. 7 Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, a "person with a disability" means any person who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment. ◦ The term "physical or mental impairment" includes many diseases and conditions, including food anaphylaxis (severe food allergy). 8 Students should not be excluded from school activities solely based on their food allergy. Find safe and inclusive ways to celebrate. ◦ Use non-food incentives for prizes, gifts, and awards. ◦ Avoid the use of identified allergens in class projects, parties, arts, science experiments, cooking, etc. Planning Events: Consider Non-Food Options ◦ 3-point checklist: 1. What is the goal of the event/activity? 2. Can this goal be achieved without food? 3. If not, how can we choose foods that will allow everyone in our school community to fully & safely participate? 9 Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Centers of Disease Control and Prevention USDA Food and Nutrition Service Department of Education Fairfax County Public Schools ◦ www.foodallergy.org ◦ www.niaid.nih.gov ◦ http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/foodallergies/ ◦ www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/special_dietary_needs.pdf ◦ www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/hq5269.html ◦ http://www.fcps.edu/dss/osp/healthservices/allergies.shtml 10 President’s Report Approve minutes from Nov Directory released Jan 12: Teacher luncheon (Dionne McGlothin) Other? VP Reports Julie Boosterthon meeting – Jan 23 12:30 PM Jan 27: McDonald’s Dining Day Nina Clothing Drive Winter 2015 after school activities After School Enrichment Activities Winter, 2015 • • • • • • • • Monday Fast Break Basketball – K – 3 - Overtime Athletics Tuesday Stop Motion Animation – 1 – 6 - Little Einstein Explorers Not Just Dance – K – 6 Wednesday Lego Motorized Mechanics and Robotics - 1 – 6 - Little Einstein Explorers Shooting Stars INDOOR Soccer – 4 – 6 – Overtime Athletics Thursday 3D Game Designing/Programming – 1 – 6 - Little Einstein Explorers NASA: Academy of Future Space Explorers – K – 6 – Mad Science Friday Chess Club – K – 6 - Silver Knights Further details and registration information at: http://www.leescornerpta.org Treasurer’s Report Budget vs. Actual *as of December 31, 2014 Budget vs. Actual *as of December 31, 2014 Budget vs. Actual *as of December 31, 2014 New Business Reminders: Jan 27: McDonald’s Dining Day Boosterthon meeting on Friday, Jan 23 at 12:30-2:00 pm with Marcus Harris. Next meeting: More info on boosterthon 6th grade basketball: Game is Friday, March 20th, 6pm at Chantilly HS. Practices begin next Thursday. Ticket Sales will begin in February. Other? Resources Please visit www.leescornerpta.org Meeting materials will be posted on the home page in the next few days, including the link for the recorded live stream. ADJOURN See you Wednesday, February 11!