I would like to send a huge thank you to our Prairieland families for providing our students with healthy snacks for ISAT testing. The kids absolutely loved it and looked forward to it each day. Anything we can do to make these weeks a little more fun and a little less stressful is great!
I will be sending a mass e-mail soon about a couple of changes that we are making for lunch. The first change relates to negative lunch balances. If a student has a negative balance greater than $20.00, we will not be able to serve him/her a hot lunch. You will be notified before this happens, but we wanted you to be aware of the new approach to keeping balanced lunch accounts.
The other change relates to the lunch/recess times. We continue to have concerns from students and parents about students not having enough time to eat their lunch. In fact, I even received a petition from a group of 5th graders about the fact that they always have to wait so long for their lunch. We have decided to try a staggered lunch to address the concern. We will begin the new schedule after break so that we can try it out and make decisions about next year. The schedule will be as follows:
Grade /Recess /Line up /Lunch
2nd /11:00-11:25/ 11:20/ 11:25-11:50
5th /11:10-11:35/ 11:30 /11:35-12:00
Kind./ 11:30-11:55/ 11:50/ 11:55-12:20
3rd /11:40-12:05 /12:00 /12:05-12:30
1st /12:00-12:25/ 12:20 /12:25-12:50
4th /12:10-12:35 /12:30/ 12:35-1:00
We are very hopeful that this new schedule will work well in ensuring that all students get the most time possible to eat and that it will cut down on the amount of time that they are waiting in lines.