December 3, 2021
SCHOOL NUTRITION NEWSLETTER
Message from the Director
Holiday season is here and I have to say that I actually look forward to drinking my morning coffee at 5:00 am next to the warm lighting of the Christmas tree. Despite the many challenges and frustrations outside my living room, I take comfort in the happy memories that took place by that tree. At work, where so many things are complicated, it is still nice to know that the happiness of the holidays can connect us all. No matter what you celebrate, I hope you enjoy the experience of giving whether it's by sharing a smile, lending a hand or other acts of kindness. Writer Mary Anne Radmacher said, "As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way." Did you know research shows that giving creates a happier mood, a greater sense of wellbeing, lower stress levels, lower blood pressure, and even helps you live longer? I feel like we could all use a dose of these right about now. Don't forget that making meals special for your students is a wonderful form of giving and truly loved by students. Take a look at how Cafe Manager Amber Cruz partnered with the Cooks Corners PTO to make the Thanksgiving Brunch a very special event.
FROM THE MIND OF A MANAGER: Amber Shaw
Hello everyone, I'm Amber Shaw, the new Satellite FS Manager. I want to share some thoughts with you. Being new to a group can be difficult at times. I have been welcomed here like no other place! I'm finding there is a great group of people here in the high school and I'm sure at all the other schools, too. Staying organized here is coming together pretty easily for me. I appreciate the communication I receive from everyone, it makes this process a delight. I like to have a timeline so I know what needs to be done and by what time. I try to focus on what is important like keeping food at the correct temperature and sending it out without losing temperature. I take pride in what I do. This is probably the nicest surprise I could have asked for at this point in my life. Thank you for welcoming me into this wonderful team you have here at Valpo.
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Administrative Review: February 28 - March 4, 2022
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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
FS Tech, Heavilin, 4 hours
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 3, 2022 School Resumes (Regular Work Day)
January 17, 2022 No School, MLK Day (No Work Day)
February 18, 2022 No School (No Work Day unless used as Weather Make Up Day)
February 21, 2022 No School, Presidents' Day (No Work Days)
March 21-25, 2022 No School, Spring Break (No Work Days)
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