Artículos de October 2016

National School Lunch Week is October 15-19

There is “lots2love” about school lunch and that is the theme of this year’s National School Lunch Week.

Cafeterias will be providing free lunches during the week of October 15 to all students to encourage them to try the many nutritional meals cafeterias offer.  The Child Nutrition Department will offer a special menu that includes heart-shaped chicken nuggets, soft pretzels, and potatoes.

All meals are prepared to federal nutritional guidelines and include whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. The menus are specifically designed to provide nutritious meals for growing children. Visit www.laveeneld.org/menu for more information.

 

 

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Paseo Pointe DLI Students Walk in Hispanic Heritage Parade

Paseo Pointe School’s Dual Language Immersion classrooms held their 2nd annual Hispanic Heritage Parade on Sept. 21.

Each class selected a Spanish speaking country to study. They then decorated their bulletin boards with facts about that country. During the parade, they held their designed flags and banners to represent the country their class selected. Many students and staff dressed in traditional attire for the parade.

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Discounted Lunch Prices Available to Qualifying Families

Laveen schools serve free or reduced-price lunches to families that qualify based on income requirements.

Families must reapply annually. If you qualified last year your eligibility expires September 17. Please reapply at EZMealApp.com or complete a paper application at your school’s front office or cafeteria.  All families are encouraged to apply. Applications are processed year round and are kept confidential.

Families that meet federal income levels may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Lunches are currently priced at $2.30; the reduced price is $.40. Breakfast is served free to all students, regardless of eligibility, before school each day.

In addition to receiving a discount on meal prices, completed applications provide additional funds to the district in the form of grant money. Funding for prevention programs, parent training, and interventions for students in reading and math is often based on the number of students qualified for free or reduced–price lunch.

Visit our Child Nutrition page for more information.

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Paseo Pointe Students #ShowLove

Paseo Pointe School welcomed 4-year-old President Austin to speak with third and fourth graders about his #showlove foundation. Austin has been featured on CNN for his work throughout Alabama feeding the hungry.

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