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:
Officer Stevens just did "Stranger Danger" with 1st grade last week. Here are tips related to that.
I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Halloween.