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  • Flexible hours
  • Summers and holidays off
  • No nights or weekends
  • Snow days off
  • On the job training
  • Apply online using this link: APPLY HERE

For more information contact Ellen Stephens at 804-633-6732 option 1 or estephens@ccps.us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Caroline County School Nutrition Department Wins VSBA Award

Caroline County Public Schools is happy to announce that the Caroline School Nutrition Program was selected as an award winner in the seventh annual Food for Thought Competition, a competition between Virginia’s school divisions to showcase their programs that combat childhood hunger, provide healthy school meals, and encourage wellness and physical activity.

The Division was selected for their entry in the Healthy School Meals category. The entry highlighted the new digital menu/messaging system which was implemented this year.

“The new Digital Menu / Messaging System was developed in conjunction with our IT department and our partners at NutriSlice – with feedback from our customers – the students”, stated Keith Conner, who oversees the Division’s School Nutrition Program. He further stated “the Department had previously worked with NutriSlice to offer a mobile app for parents, staff and students which provided them easy to access nutritional details about our menu. With the success of that roll out we decided to expand our efforts with an additional focus on the nutritional education side. The electronic menu display boards allow us to present nutritional information, interesting fun facts, as well as the daily menu, in a format well received by the students”.

For more information about this and other exciting programs being rolled out in Caroline, please visit the CCPS website.

 

Media Release Free and Reduced Meal Applications

**This link will allow you to access the application for free or reduced meals: Free or Reduced Meal Applications 

MEDIA RELEASE 2018-2019 POLICY FOR PROVIDING FREE OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS

July 18, 2018

 Caroline County Public Schools today announced its policy for providing free or reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch, and/or School Breakfast Programs.  Each school and/or central school nutrition office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

Household size and income will be used to determine eligibility for free or reduced price meal benefits.  Children from households whose income is at or below the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines, shown in the chart below, may be eligible for either free or reduced price meals.  Children who are members of households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly the Food Stamp Program) or who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) may be automatically eligible for free meals.  Children who are homeless, migrant, or runaway may also be automatically eligible for free meals.  Foster children, who are the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court, are eligible for free meals regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside.  Children who are members of households participating in WIC may also be eligible for free or reduced-price meals based on the household’s income.

 

Household Size
Maximum Household Income For Free Meals Household Income For Reduced Price Meals
 

1

$15,782 $15,782.01 – $22,459
 

2

$21,398 $21,398.01 – $30,451
 

3

$27,014 $27,014.01 – $38,443
 

4

$32,630 $32,630.01 – $46,435
 

5

$38,246 $38,426.01 – $54,427
 

6

$43,862 $43,862.01 – $62,419
 

7

$49,478 $49,478.01 – $70,411
 

8

$55,094 $55,094.01 – $78,403
For Each Additional Family Member – ADD $5,616 $7,992

Application forms are being distributed to all households with a letter informing households of the availability of free or reduced price meals for their children.  Applications are also available at the principal’s office in each school and at the central office.  To apply for free or reduced price meals, households must only fill out one application per household and return it to the school division.  Applications may be submitted at any time during the school year.  The information households provide on the application will be used for determining eligibility and verification of data.  Applications may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program officials.  For school officials to determine eligibility for free or reduced price benefits, households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) only have to list their child(ren)’s name and SNAP or TANF case number and an adult household member must sign the application.  Households who do not list a SNAP or TANF case number, including WIC households, must list the names of all household members, the amount and frequency of the income received by each household member, and the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application.  If the household member does not have a social security number, the household member must indicate that a social security number is not available.  The application must be signed by an adult household member in order to be approved.

Under the provisions of the free and reduced price meal policy, the Nutrition Office (804-633-6732) will review applications and determine eligibility.  An application for free or reduced price meals cannot be approved unless it is complete.  Households dissatisfied with the ruling of the eligibility determining official may wish to discuss the decision with the official on an informal basis.  Households wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either verbally or in writing to:

Sarah B. Calveric, Ph.D.
Assistant Superintendent of Instruction
E-mail: scalveric@ccps.us

16261 Richmond Turnpike
Bowling Green, VA 22427
804-633-5088

 Households may apply for free or reduced price meals at any time during the school year.  If a household is not eligible now but has a change, such as a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, becomes unemployed or qualifies for SNAP or TANF, the household should contact the school for an application.  Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines.

Households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly the Food Stamp Program) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) may not have to complete an application for free or reduced price student meals.  School officials will determine eligibility for free meals based on documentation, obtained directly from the Virginia Department of Social Services, that a child is a member of a household currently receiving SNAP or TANF.  School officials will notify these households in writing of their eligibility.  Households who are notified of their eligibility, but who do not want their children to receive free meals, must contact the school.  SNAP and TANF households must complete an application if they are not notified in writing of their automatic eligibility within the first 10 days of the new school year.

 

 

 

 

SY 18-19 Media Release Food Service

 

Summer Feeding Locations

Tomorrow, July 3, is the last day of our Summer Food Service Program, but thanks to the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank there are more options available through their “Kids on the Go” program.

Kids on the Go is a program of the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank which provides children attending summer school or other summer enrichment programs with a healthy prepared meal. Kids on the Go helps to alleviate childhood hunger by bridging the hunger gap when a reliable sources of food may not be available. Children 18 years of age and younger are welcome to receive a free, freshly prepared, well-balanced meal at any of our sponsored sites.

Caroline Family YMCA - June 5, 2018 to August 9, 2018
Where: 17422 Library Blvd, Ruther Glen, VA 22546
When: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of Each Week (Weather Permitting; Closed July 4th & 5th)

Caroline Parks & Recreation - June 5, 2018 to August 9, 2018
Where: 17202 Richmond Tpke, Milford, VA 22514
When: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of Each Week (Weather Permitting; Closed July 4th & 5th)

Caroline Manor - June 5, 2018 to August 9, 2018
Where: 15421 Caroline Manor Cir, Bowling Green, VA 22427
When: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of Each Week (Weather Permitting; Closed July 4th & 5th)

Caroline Pines - June 5, 2018 to August 9, 2018
Where: 26036 Shannon Mill Dr, Ruther Glen, VA 22546
When: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of Each Week (Weather Permitting; Closed July 4th & 5th)

Lake Land 'OR - June 5, 2018 to August 9, 2018
Where: 555 Welsh Dr, Ruther Glen, VA 22546
When: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of Each Week (Weather Permitting; Closed July 4th & 5th)

Fredericksburg Academy - June 19, 2018 to August 9, 2018
Where: 10800 Academy Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
When: 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of Each Week (Weather Permitting; Closed July 4th & 5th)

Salem Church Library - June 20, 2018 to August 9, 2018
Where: 2607 Salem Church Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
When: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of Each Week (Weather Permitting; Closed July 4th & 5th)

Garrison Woods Better Tomorrows - July 10, 2018 to August 9, 2018
Where: 207 Garrison Woods Dr, Stafford, VA 22556
When: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of Each Week (Weather Permitting)

Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School - July 3, 2018 to August 2, 2018
Where: 150 Duffey Dr, Stafford, VA 22556
When: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of Each Week (Weather Permitting)

MyPlate MyState

MyPlate, MyState connects Americans with the foods and flavors grown in their states and regions. Use the information below to find out how the foods grown and raised by Virginia producers can help create a healthy eating style and support local farmers and communities!

Visit the link below to see what foods are locally grown and produced in Virginia.

 

https://www.choosemyplate.gov/virginia

Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day

Eating a full breakfast or a grab n’ go option before the bell has proven to enhance overall student performance.

Children who eat breakfast at school show:

Better scores on
standardized tests
Increased
academic
achievement
Improvement in
key areas such as
concentration,
listening,
comprehension
and memory
Better
behavior
Increased
attendance and
decreased tardiness

Summer Food Service Program

Caroline County Public School Nutrition Department is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Meals will be provided, on a first come, first serve basis, at our site.

Caroline High School
Monday – Thursday (closed Friday)

Breakfast 8:00 – 8:45

Lunch 11:00 -12:30

*Times are subject to change.

Program is scheduled to begin on 06/04/18 and end on 07/03/18

 Please contact Ellen Stephens at 804-633-6732 for questions.

3rd Quarter Above and Beyond the Call of Duty (ABCD) award

Congratulations to the award winner and the nominee! Two from Food Service…way to go Dena and Tara!

Mrs. Dena Kappler (CMS, Cafeteria Manager)

Mrs. Kappler has worked hard to increase student participation in breakfast and lunch at Caroline Middle School. She knows students need fuel to learn, and she looks for ways to promote school and community health. Students are engaged to eat healthy by the smart choice menus she prepares each week.

Ms. Kappler and her staff work as a team to provide a positive environment. Students are greeted with smiles, words of encouragement, and especially tasty meals. Ms. Kappler also links food service with other classes such as Agriculture. She coordinates with farmers who visit at CMS to showcase food and livestock. These visits provide students an opportunity to learn from our local experts. Ms. Kappler is the apple of our eye in Eagle Territory!

Ms. Joyce Childs (Maintenance)

Joyce Childs goes above and beyond on a daily basis. She is on site at 6:00 a.m. each day checking schools and making sure the morning crew has schools open and ready for staff and students to arrive. Most evenings you can find Joyce checking on the maintenance crews at CCPS schools. If a colleague is absent, she makes sure the person’s responsibilities are covered or she will personally do it herself. For almost any emergency, Ms. Childs is on the scene! If it is a flood, Joyce is there with the wet vac. When the fire alarm went down at one of our buildings, Ms. Childs participated in and organized an overnight “watch crew” to monitor the facility. Who let the painters in at CMS during our winter break? Yes, Joyce Childs! When the flu appeared in our schools, Joyce brought the new Clorox machine around to each school to support the maintenance team’s efforts to keep the students healthy and in school so they can learn. Most recently, Ms. Childs worked with a team of players to construct a cover to go over the Jimmy Blanton banner for the unveiling.

Joyce’s most admirable trait is her ATTITUDE. She does all of these tasks and more with the most positive attitude. Ms. Childs is always happy to help in any way she can no matter how big the job is.  Joyce is THERE for all of CCPS and is truly a team player. Her POSITIVE ENERGY makes it a pleasure to work with her. We can’t imagine the maintenance team without her.

Rachelle Bourgeois (BGES, Assistant Principal)

Mrs. Rachelle Bourgeois constantly goes above and beyond to help our students at BGE daily.  Building relationships is one of her key skills. This valuable skill has helped her build numerous relationships with students and staff. She believes in our students and teachers and knows that we can achieve great successes.  Our school is a better place because of her, and we are so thankful to have her at Bowling Green Elementary. There is no one more deserving of this award!

 A shout out goes to Bowling Green Elementary Cafeteria Manager, Tara Hoskins who was also nominated for the 3rd quarter ABCD recognition. Thank you for making a difference!