Eat 22 Fruits and Vegetables in October

Logo graphic that says explore today, impact tomorrow. Pathways 2022.Caroline County Public School’s Strategic Plan, Pathways 2022, was rolled out this school year. The Strategic Plan includes a goal for school and community relationships which fosters the involvement of families in the education of their students.

CCPS launched  “October Outreach: Project 22″; an initiative designed to highlight ways the schools and community can work together. As a tie in to this initiative, we encouraged our students to eat 22 fruits and vegetables in October. We were excited by the level of participation; one location received over 200 responses.

For more information about Pathways 2022 and October Outreach: Project 22 visit the links listed below.

Pathways 2022, Strategic Plan

October Outreach: Project 22

Crunch Heard ‘Round the Commonwealth

Virginia Farm to School Week is October 2-6, 2017 which coincides with National Farm to School Month. This year, we are encouraged to “Make some Noise for Virginia Farm to School Programs” to recognize the importance of these programs in improving child nutrition, supporting local economies, and educating students about the origins of food.  Here in Caroline County we celebrate by featuring locally-procured foods on our menus, hosting contests,  inviting guest farmers to classrooms and cafeterias, and engaging in other related educational activities.

On October 4 at 10:00 a.m., schools were encouraged to show their support for Virginia Farm to School efforts by participating in the Crunch Heard ‘Round the Commonwealth, an event where all participants simultaneously take a bite out of a locally-grown apple.

Taste Test

We would like to thank Tracye from Rich’s for spending the morning at Caroline High School demonstrating a recipe using their new dough product. The students were given the opportunity to try out the product and they  raved about how good the strudel samples tasted.

School Lunch Hero Day

On Friday, May 5, 2017, we will celebrate the 5th Annual School Lunch Hero Day! School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

Our Nutrition Services Department  donated  a set of Lunch Lady books by Jarrett J. Krosoczkato to each elementary school in the district.  This book series portrays school nutrition employees acting as superheroes. Krosoczkato’s project, School Lunch Hero Day, reveals how cafeteria staff provide more than just food, and illustrates how powerful a heartfelt thank you can be.

Our elementary school Cafeteria managers presented the Lunch Lady book set to the school Librarians. Pictured left to right: Shelley Couveau and Melise Graham from Lewis and Clark Elementary; Dena Kappler and Margaret Dellaripa from Madison Elementary; Tara Hoskins and Jillian Hupp-Polla from Bowling Green Elementary.

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Interesting historical events that occurred on Valentine’s Day:

  •  Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous state to be admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912
  •  On February 14, 1929, Alexander Fleming introduced his mold by-product called penicillin to cure bacterial infections.
  • Alexander Graham Bell filed an application for a patent for the telephone on February 14, 1876.