August 13, 2021
So here we are, Friday the 13th, stepping into a challenging 2021-22 school year. This marks my 30th year in school food service and believe it or not, I still love what I do. I know that I am fortunate enough to have the ability to make a difference each and every day in the life of a child, even if it's just sharing a smile. I try not to waste that gift. We are all lucky in that respect. Author Mandy Hale said, "To make a difference in someone's life, you don't have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care." Covid has made us all a little more fragile and I know that I have missed seeing smiles behind the mask and feeling a connection with people. Make this the year that you focus on building relationships with your students, they have missed you! Take a few minutes to watch the short video below to see how easily we can make wrong assumptions and judgements without taking the time to get to know someone. Relationships matter.
Brotherly Love in Valparaiso
School Nutrition Association Turns 75
This year marks the 75th anniversary of SNA. Below is a great publication with fascinating facts about the history of this brilliant organization. It always feels good to know that we're part of something bigger.
Power Up Pals Story
Back to School Workshop Presentation
September 6, 2021 Labor Day, No School (No Work Day)
September 24, 2021 1/2 Day K-12 (Regular Work Day)
October 11-12, 2021 No School, Fall Break (No Work Days)
October 21-22, 2021 1/2 Days, K-8 (Regular Work Days)