Thank you to everyone who came out and joined our students for Thanksgiving lunch!
Each cafeteria served a complete Thanksgiving meal consisting of sliced turkey, dressing, gravy, roll, sweet potatoes, green beans, and baked cinnamon apples.
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.
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.
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.
Mark your calendar for National School Breakfast Week! This year’s theme, “Take the School Breakfast Challenge,” encourages parents, students and school officials to start their morning with a healthy breakfast.
We served red beans and rice with cajun chicken and cornbread today in celebration of Mardi Gras. Our milk cow mascot at Lewis and Clark Elementary even got in on the celebration!