The Strawbridge Story
January 18, 2016
In the News...
Nutri Serve was chosen last spring in Haddon Township as our new food service provider.
The children are now in the swing of purchasing lunch and snacks. However, I wanted to remind you all about how to go into your portal accounts (see below). The portal gives you access to view detailed transactions on your child’s lunch account including: deposits, meal purchases and ala carte (snack) purchases. Check it out and see if your child(ren) are making healthy choices each week. If you need information to log into your account, please contact Ms. Corleto. Happy eating!
Attention Parents & Guardians:
Improving child nutrition is also the focal point of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
President Obama in December 2010. The legislation reauthorized the National School Lunch Program signed into law by and USDA's other child nutrition programs. The Act allows USDA, for the first time in over 30 years, the
chance to make real reforms to school meals and increase access to these critical programs. Nutri Serve and Haddon Twp School District are working diligently to follow these guidelines for healthy nutrition.
School Lunch and Breakfast Programs are often viewed as one of the first opportunities for students to make choices in regards to their own health and nutrition. This can be very empowering and exciting for students and an important part of growing into a healthy adult. It also provides a platform for an introduction to balance, moderation and snacks vs. meals.
In regards to snacks, the goal of Nutri-Serve Food Management and Haddon Twp School District is to teach students that snacking is a supplement and not a replacement for a meal. We offer an array of snack options compliant with USDA Smart Snack Regulations. We limit the students to 1 snack a day as we would like students to view snacks as a treat to be enjoyed in moderation. When there is less of a focus on snacks students are encouraged to eat more of their lunch.
The Parent Portal
Our new LUNCHTIME cash register system throughout the district offers an online log in that can be accessed with your child’s student ID at www.schoolpaymentportal.com . Referred to as the parent portal, this portal gives you access to view detailed transactions on your child’s lunch account including: Deposits, meal purchases and ala carte (snack) purchases. If there is ever uncertainty as to where deposited money was spent this is literally a tracking report of your child’s cafeteria activity. You are also able to transfer money onto your child’s account.
Please feel free to contact our office at anytime.
The Week in Review
What happened?... What's coming up?...
January 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, NO SCHOOL
January 19, Lunchtime Enrichment begins
January 19, Instrumental/Choral Concerts, 7:30pm at the high school auditorium
January 20, Monday Schedule
January 20 and 21, Donuts for Dad, 7:30-8:20am
January 21, BOE meeting, 7pm at the RMS media center
January 22, Internet Safety Assembly, 9am, Grades 3-5
January 27-29, Book Fair
January 29, Spirit Day and Sweet Sale
February 4, PreK Round-up, 9-10:30am, Edison School APR
February 9, Friday Schedule
February 9, PTA, 6:30pm
February 12, Teacher in-service, NO SCHOOL
February 15, Presidents' Day, NO SCHOOL
February 18, Kindergarten Round-up, 1-2:30pm, Jennings School APR
February 18, BOE meeting, 7pm at the RMS media center
March 18, Mindfulness Assemblies
April 11-15, PARCC testing