Litchfield Public Schools

November 26th

NEW Food Service App and Menu links

The new menu system, MealViewer, is up and running. December menus are on the online menu system. Families are welcome to print copies from the Mealviewer website and eventually (late January) we hope to have all the nutrient/allergen information on there so parents can calculate what their students eat.


Links for parents and children to download the app:

Digital Suite iOS App Download Link

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mealviewer-to-go/id956629807
Digital Suite Android App Download Link
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.doubleuptech.mealviewer


Link to the school mealviewer landing page for web access:

Litchfield: http://schools.mealviewer.com/district/LitchfieldSchoolDistrict,MN

(This link is also available under Parent Communication>Breakfast/Lunch Menus on our website www.litchfield.k12.mn.us)

Important Dates

NOV. 27th-29th - No school Thanksgiving Break

DEC. 23rd - JAN.1st - No School

JAN. 17th - End of Quarter 2

JAN. 20th - Teacher workshop, No School


Remember to view the High School Daily Announcements on our webpage >Parent Communication. View the Middle School Daily Announcement on our webpage > Parent Communication. View the Lake Ripley Elementary Newsletter on our webpage > Parent Communication.

What is "screen time"?

What is "screen time" and does it automatically have a negative connotation in your mind? Why? Tonight, I'll need screen time to look up how long to cook a turkey, which is screen time my family would encourage so it isn't over or under cooked. This CNN article below talks about why we should stop calling it screen time.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/14/health/screen-time-rename-parenting-house-wellness-strauss/index.html

Parent App to see web activity

We use a software called Securly for our internet filtering system. Securly will provide online protection on the district owned devices while at school (and at home for grades 6-12). Securly offers a parent product option that will be helpful for those families who opt to use it.


Parent App

Ask us about the parent app for Securly. You can install it on your personal phone or iPad to get access to what sites your student is using on the school own device while at home.


Email jridgeway@isd465.org if you are interested in signing up.


https://www.securly.com/backtoschool2019 click this link for more information on the product.

The 10 skills you need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Interesting article from the World Economic Forum on skills needed to thrive in the workforce.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/the-10-skills-you-need-to-thrive-in-the-fourth-industrial-revolution/
Big picture

Reviews for what your kids want to watch (before they watch it)

Perhaps you plan on going to a movie with your child or watching some family Disney or Netflix? Maybe you want to have your child snuggle up with a good book but wonder what new book you could purchase? Common Sense Media has lots of good reviews to read.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org

Online Shopping Safety Tips by Security Architect, Ryan Cloutier

https://docs.google.com/document/d/18jn-Tidr3m82QgfzaELBub5By-Q4dkDXerWzNwzB3qA/edit?usp=sharing

You will not be the only one shopping this holiday season. Cybercriminals will be "shopping" for your personal data and bank balances. Be a safe shopper, not prey for criminals.


"Never save usernames, passwords or credit card information in your browser and periodically clear your offline content, cookies and history. You will want to keep your computer as clean as possible for online shopping."

Cyber Safe Home - by Sourcewell Technology

Would you like to try an online course?



Cybersecurity for Parents -


Every home contains a wide range of technology devices designed to help us connect, communicate, and manage our lives. In an age where hacking, data privacy, and cybersecurity are becoming significant issues of concern to everyone, it is important for parents to know how to protect their children's privacy and their family information. In this online course, we will provide you with basic information needed to limit your family's risk of becoming a victim of identity theft or other cyber crimes.


Register for this event at sourcewell.co/cybersafeparent