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Anaphylaxis Action Plan and Observational Bee Hive

September 12, 2022

Dear Parent(s)Guardians, and Care Giver(s),    

Within our school community there are several students who have a potentially life-threatening allergy (anaphylaxis) related to insect stings and food allergies.  The food allergies are predominantly to peanuts and tree nuts (e.g. almond, cashew, hazelnut, pistachio).  We feel the best way to reduce the risk of accidental exposure to these students is to respectfully ask for the co-operation of the parents/guardians within this school community to:  Not send peanut butter or products with peanuts listed in the ingredients.

Prevention is the best approach.  To reduce the chance of a child being exposed unnecessarily we ask that everyone educate their child regarding food allergies and peanut allergies in specific.  This is good information for all of us to hold as members in any community.  Please review the Interior Health Allergy Aware School Plan handout for more information on helping create a safer school environment.

Here is a link to our school anaphylaxis plan which will help us provide an ‘allergy-safe’ environment for children at risk of anaphylaxis.  I ask you to read the plan carefully and contact me should you have any questions or concerns. Your cooperation and understanding of this matter are appreciated.

Observational Beehive

At Hume Elementary School, we are working toward installing an “observational beehive” on the 3rd floor.  The installation is in progress for the Spring of 2023.  There are tremendous educational benefits in having our own hive in the school.    The school staff appreciate that naturally parents and/or guardians may have concerns/inquiries around safety and management of an “observational bee hive”.  The following link provides comprehensive information on both the benefits and considerations taken to ensure the safe installation and maintenance of hives in schools.  http://www.classroomhives.org/

Please don’t hesitate to forward any questions and or concerns to Sacha Kalabis, Principal of Hume School – email: skalabis@sd8.bc.ca, or phone: 250-352-3186.  

Your cooperation and understanding of the above matters are appreciated.

Yours truly,

Sacha Kalabis
Principal Hume Elementary School

Hume Elementary

310 Nelson Avenue

Nelson, BC  V1L 2M8

250 352 3186 (office)

250 825 2037 (Sacha) 




  • Posted: September 11th 2022
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