World School Milk Day

World School Milk Day (WSMD), celebrated annually on the last Wednesday of September, is an exciting day full of activities that highlight the health benefits and value of milk in schools.

WSMD is an engaging way to teach students about the importance of drinking milk as part of a healthy, balanced diet with an emphasis on milk as an excellent source of vitamins and minerals that kids need to stay alert and ready to learn.

Celebrating its 19th year, the event has grown to be celebrated in more than 40 countries with continued growth each year. WSMD brings attention to school milk and allows all countries to celebrate school milk on the same day. WSMD is sponsored by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.

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)

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!

 

 

VDOE-SNP Summer Mangers Workshop

Caroline was happy to  host the Summer Workshop for food service managers in region 3. Suzie Kollaja and other representatives from Virginia Department of Education provided hands on and classroom training as part of our continuing professional development.

From left to right:

  • Suzie Kollaja, Region 3 Specialist
  • Chantel Hamilton, Training Assistant
  • Sara Silvernail, Region 7 Specialist
  • Stephanie Hodges, No Kid Hungry
  • Ashby Harvanek, Training Assistant
  • Ron Walters, Training Assistant