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Principal's Newsletter (10/30/12)

posted Oct 31, 2012, 12:19 PM by Web Master   [ updated Aug 13, 2013, 4:36 PM ]
Dear Prairie Grove Parent/Guardian,

This brief newsletter is to inform you of two items:

1. New changes to our lunch program
2. Safety tips from Officer Stevens

First, our school lunches have been mandated to change by new legislation. I am resending you a letter from Ceres, our food provider, from earlier in the year. Basically, First Lady Michelle Obama has implemented healthier standards for school lunches in order to fight the rising cases of obesity in our country. Although Ceres has implemented many new changes due to the law, they will be completely implementing these new standards beginning Monday, November 5, 2012. Mrs. Jennifer Smith, Food Service Manager for Ceres, will be talking to the Junior High Students by the end of the week about all these changes. We could use your help in making sure your child understands how important it is to eat healthy! I have included a comparison of past requirements and new requirements in one attachment. The other attachment is the November Menu. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or write to Jen Smith. If I receive any more information from Ceres to share with you, I will.

Finally, with Halloween upon us, Officer Stevens, Prairie Grove Office and School Liaison, provided me with some safety tips to share with you below:
  • Halloween Village Trick or Treat hours on Oct 31 are from 4-7 p.m.
  • Remember to "Be Safe Be Seen on Halloween" by:
  • Young children should be accompanied by their parents or another responsible adult.
  • Examine all candy before allowing children to eat it.
  • Remind children never to go into someones house or get in a strangers car.
  • If they do wear dark-colored clothing or costumes, add a glow stick around the neck or wrist and encourage them to wear shoes with reflectors or lights.
Officer Stevens just did "Stranger Danger" with 1st grade last week. Here are tips related to that.
  • Parents, with the holidays approaching talk to your children again about stranger safety and recognizing dangerous situations. In addition, here are a few things to keep in mind:
  • Point out safe places and strangers (neighbors house, store employees they can go to for help, etc.)
  • Teach children to trust their instincts.  If they feel scared or uncomfortable, they should get away and tell an adult they trust.
  • There is safety in numbers, encourage your kids to travel or play in a group.
I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Halloween.


Vic Wight

Mr. Vic Wight - Principal 

Web Master,
Oct 31, 2012, 12:19 PM
Web Master,
Oct 31, 2012, 12:20 PM
Web Master,
Oct 31, 2012, 12:19 PM