November 12, 2021
SCHOOL NUTRITION NEWSLETTER
Message from the Director
When my grandson was very young, I told him that his birthday would always be on a holiday. This year he turns 11 on 11/11 and the holiday we celebrate is to honor our veterans. Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and celebrated the end of World War I on the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" in 1918. In 1954, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day to help focus attention on the important purpose of honoring America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. When I think of our own U.S. Army veteran Pat Etherton, I am grateful for what she has given to this country and for what she continues to give to our program. Pat embodies the concept of sacrifice for the common good and gives up the comfort of her own position to travel to any school and fill in anytime and anywhere needed. Thank you, Pat, you are an inspiration to us all!
FROM THE MIND OF A MANAGER: Melissa Sabin
I am a firm believer in the power of positivity. Positivity increases our ability to think creatively, to progress, to cope with challenges and to work with others. Every day, I spend 5-10 minutes with my team for a morning pep talk. I go over what needs to happen that day, set priorities and explain who is going to do what. We go over any substitutions for the day and allergens. With proper planning and teamwork, potential complications can be reduced or eliminated before they arise. Work together, stay positive, and give it your best!
Cafe Manager at Memorial Elementary.
Recognize problems before they become emergencies.
Food Service Tech at Memorial Elementary.
Administrative Review PREP: Access to Drinking Water
VHS Opens Express Lines
Power Up Cafe coming to elementary schools!
SECOND SHIFT...HELP SAVE THE DAY!
Non-employees can apply by completing an online application as an External Applicant here: https://www.applitrack.com/valpo/onlineapp/
FS Tech, Cooks Corners, 3.5 hours
FS Tech, Cooks Corners, 5.5 hours
FS Tech, Parkview, 4.5 hours
FS Tech, Memorial, 3.5 hours
FS Tech, BF, 5 hours
FS Tech, TJM, 4 hours
FS Tech, Flint Lake, 4 hours
FS Tech, Heavilin, 4 hours
November 24-26, 2021 No School, Thanksgiving Break (No Work Days)
December 16, 2021 1/2 Day K-12 (Regular Work Day)
December 17, 2021 No School (No Work Day unless used as Weather Make Up Day)
December 20-31, 2021 No School, Holiday Break (No Work Days)
January 17, 2022 No School, MLK Day (No Work Day)