National School Breakfast Week “Take Time for School Breakfast”

 

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program to all children and to promote the links between eating a good breakfast, academic achievement and healthy lifestyles. This year’s theme, “Take Time for School Breakfast” was created by the non-profit School Nutrition Association.

Farm to School Week

Farm to School Week  (Nov. 11-15) events at Bowling Green Elementary

Virginia Farm-to-School Program

Monday– English Acres Nursery will bring in a variety of plants and seeds to show the students. English Acres also plans to return in the spring to plant items so the students can observe the plant growth.
Tuesday– A Farm Next Door will bring in some animals that they raise to produce food for them . They will also bring pictures to illustrate some other activities from their farm.
Wednesday– Broaddus Farms will  bring farm equipment for the students to see first hand what  is used to harvest foods. Maxie Broaddus will also bring in some pre-harvested plants for the students to see.
Friday– County Supervisor, Jeff Sili is a beekeeper.  He will visit the school to discuss bees, pollination, and  local honey. (We have been told this is actually part of an SOL)
Every morning for an hour, Farm Bureau insurance will be in to read to different classes as part of their Agriculture in the Classroom program.
A special thank you to Rachel Farmer for organizing this week long event!

Bring Your Parent to Lunch

In celebration of National School Lunch Week celebration, Bowling Green Elementary expanded the Bring Your Parent to Lunch Day concept from one day to the full week. During this week long celebration, parents, school board members, county board members, Senator Ryan McDougle,  reporters from The Free Lance Star and Caroline Progress, as well as a reporter from KIWI magazine visited our school. Here are a couple of links to articles about the events.
 
We are also expecting the Caroline Progress to have an article in this weeks edition.