October 22, 2021
SCHOOL NUTRITION NEWSLETTER
Message from the Director
According to Charles Darwin, it’s not the strongest or most intelligent species that survives, it’s the one most responsive to change. With that criteria, I think we will live forever! Change is scary and makes us uncomfortable. I am so proud of how you face daily change head on! I feel like we barely get past one obstacle before another one blocks our path. Each week as different managers share their success tips, the one consistent thing I notice is their advice to stay positive. Understanding and accepting that change is inevitable is the first step in conquering fear of it. Staying positive and helping each other is how we find solutions that lead to our successes. Remember the words of Dr. Robert Schuller, "Tough times don't last, but tough people do." To acknowledge your work serving meals last year during a pandemic, current permanent employees who worked at least 120 days during 2020-21 will receive a $325 stipend with next Friday's pay! The Board graciously approved my request to use 2020-21 Emergency Meals Reimbursement to fund this. While your worth is priceless, please enjoy this token of deep appreciation. You are made of steel and never let anything get in the way of serving your students!
FROM THE MIND OF A MANAGER : Susie Milcarek
I know everyone is experiencing supply chain issues. Every time we go to place an order, you sit there and wait, cross your fingers and hope items will be available. Then the screen pops up...ten lines out of stock! I get this a lot at the high school. My tip for everyone is to print your out of stock list and keep reordering those items each day. I do it at the end of the day, in the morning as I'm drinking my coffee or as soon as I get to work. I know some of you may say that you don't want to do this from home. Believe me, it doesn't take that long and it works! Usually by the end of the week I have almost all my items.
One last thing...does everyone know how to tell the date your pillow packs were made at the bakery? They have a four digit code stamped on the package. This is called a Julian date. For example, there are 365 days in a year and if your bread has a stamp of 2781, it was made on the 278th day of the year 2021 or October 5th. Hope these little tips will help make every day a little better.
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