Monday, December 21, 2009

Take Someone You Love to Lunch at Schrader Elementary

Love is in the air at Schrader Elementary School. "Loved" people joined second-grade students for lunch in the cafeteria last week to start the school's year long promotion. Each grade selected a different month for the promotion, which allows students to invite a special person to join them for lunch. In Janurary, first graders will enjoy their special day on the 25th, followed by the third grade on February 16th, the fourth grade on March 25th, the fifth grade on April 15th, and ending the year with the Kindergarten on May 13th.
We hoped this event would allow us to thank parents and guardians for the love they show their elementary students, and for making a difference in their lives. It is wonderful seeing how happy the students are to have their special "loved" one join them for lunch. --JoAnn Schmidt, FNS Manager at Schrader Elementary School

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

2009 Parent Satisfaction Survey

Please note, the survey window has closed. The original story is continued below for archival reasons. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact our Research and Evaluation department at (727) 774-2343 This year, in collaboration with the National Center for Educational Leadership, Pasco County Schools is administering a new Parent Survey. The data collected from this survey is very important to our district, as it will not only allow for a broad comparison of our schools to others nationwide, but will also also help us to prioritize needs as we develop our School Improvement plan for the 2010-2011 school year. The survey is available online from December 1 to December 15, 2009. Paper copies are also available, and must be returned to your child's school by December 18, 2009. Links to English and Spanish versions of both the online and paper surveys appear below. We encourage ALL parents of Pasco County students to respond. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Breakfast in the Courtyard at Fox Hollow Elementary

Fox Hollow Elementary students can enjoy a FREE breakfast every day. The school's new Grab-n-Go breakfast allows students to pick up a free breakfast in the courtyard on their way to class. In addition to getting a healthy breakfast, students were able to get through the breakfast line in half the time, plus students were in class on time ready to learn. The school's teachers and adminstration were impressed with the positive response by the students, the speed of the line, and how quickly the students went to class. Fox Hollow Elementary hopes to see an increase in breakfast participation and improvements in student behavior and learning. They believe that promoting breakfast ties directly to their goals as a Healthier Generation school, and allowing breakfast in the classroom should provide the students with additional time for instruction and to consume a healthy breakfast. Fox Hollow Elementary is a Title I and an Alliance for a Healthier Generation school, making lunch and breakfast an important part of the school day. The school has participated in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for more than 3 years, making a commitment to become a healthy school. The school offers nutrition education for students during meal services, has had guest speakers (i.e., Jared, the Subway Guy) meet with the student body, fresh fruits and vegetables are served daily for lunch, and fresh fruit at breakfast, and the school only offers lowfat milks. Fox Hollow has a well-established wellness committee that meets once a month to review the school’s progress and progress reports are submitted annually. The entire staff understands the importance of teaching a well-nourished child.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Feed a Belly with Peanut Butter and Jelly at James M. Marlowe Elementary

Spread the News! James M. Marlowe Elementary is gathering jars of peanut butter and jelly for its 10th Annual Food Drive, which will be donated to a local food bank. The drive has already started, and donations will be accepted through December 16th. Last year, students from each grade helped to create a five-foot food pyramid which was displayed in the school’s cafeteria. Food donations were divided into the different food groups to educate the students about the importance of eating foods from all of the food groups and to eat a balanced diet. If you would like to make a food donation, please contact the Food and Nutrition Services cafeteria manager, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at (727) 774-8678 or Nina Ynosencio, PLACE Manager at (727) 774-8692. Donations are accepted at James M. Marlowe Elementary School located at 5642 Cecelia Drive, New Port Richey, Florida 34652. Donation pick-ups can be arranged by calling one of the numbers above.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wiregrass Ranch Zone Makes Subs Fresh to Order for Students

Look out sandwich makers, Wiregrass Ranch High School's Ranch Zone announces the Grand Opening of their Ranch-Way Subs station. For only $3.25, students can order a made-fresh sub sandwich right before their eyes. Ranch Zone employees prepare the subs with each student's selected toppings. Students can make it a combo for only $.50 extra. The combo includes the fresh-made sub sandwich, a small bottled drink, and lowfat chips.

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