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Meeting With Governor Nixon
Fuel Up to Play 60 students were asked to visit with Governor Nixon to talk about our school Fuel Up to Play Program and how we have succeeded in increasing the amount of students eating school breakfast. Since 2011 Rogers has utilized a "second chance breakfast" we call Grab n go which gives students the opportunity to eat breakfast after second hour. Many of our students do not like to eat right away in the morning so they get food on the way to their third hour class and eat breakfast later. Breakfast numbers have increased from 50 students to almost 250 students eating each day. Governor Nixon chose our school to visit because of the success of our Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Many of our FUTP students had the opportunity to speak with the Governor in a small group to explain our Fuel Up to Play 60 Program and how we help students stay healthy.
FUTP Committee meeting with Governor Nixon
Riley telling everyone about getting headaches without breakfast
Hunter told the Governor he's hungry all the time
Lanie, Mrs. Pointer and Mrs. Beezley attended the Missouri PTA Conference in Columbia last month to talk about school breakfast.
Growing Our Own Garden
We have been fortunate at Rogers in that we have a very active volunteer. Known as "Grandpa Dave" to the kids, Dr. Dave Spellman, helps us with our garden. Grandpa Dave works with the FUTP kids, tilling, planting, weeding, watering and providing guidance. Channel 4 recently did a story about Grandpa Dave and how he has helped us accomplish keeping such an active garden at Rogers.http://www.kmov.com/clip/12360288/news-4-schools-food-for-thought-at-rogers-middle-school
If you would like to help weed and water at Rogers this summer, please contact Mrs. Beezley: firstname.lastname@example.org
I also gathered some information from the National Center for Safe Routes to School. Please review these important tips with your children so they can be safe walking and riding this summer.
Mrs. Beezley's Corner
P.S. I will sooooo miss our "Morning Meeting" and lunches.