Lobo "Digest"

LEISD Child Nutrition Newsletter

September 2016

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Meet Pamela Cline--Child Nutrition Supervisor

What is the favorite part about working for LEISD CN?

LEISD is Family away from family

What is your proudest moment at LEISD CN?

When we have a staff specialist excel and move up in management to know I contributed in some way getting them there.

How do you balance your career at LEISD and family?

Spending time with family and friends such as Mom and I bowl in a league or taking a family vacation and go sailing in Port Aransas.

What book did you read last?

Last book was “Answering the Call to Leadership”

What music is on your playlist?

Mostly Country

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?

Anywhere with beautiful sandy beaches with crystal clear blue waters

What places have you lived in?

West Virginia & Texas

What is your favorite meal?


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Communication Al Dente

Communicating is like cooking pasta. Pasta cooked just enough retains a somewhat firm texture. Cooked too long, and it’s mushy. Cooked too little, and it’s undone.

When communicating, care should be taken to not only choose the right ingredients (words selection), use the right temperature (tone and mood), and have the right presentation (delivery). Words should simmer just enough (be pondered) so they will be most palatable (better received). They will have the right softness and firmness. This will allow for better understanding and improved relationships.

Source: Ronalda Stover, SPHR

The Hidden Paycheck

When we think about our paycheck, we typically just think about our net pay every month. As an employee of LEISD and Child Nutrition, all of us have a "hidden paycheck."

Medical Insurance--The District pays $325 towards employee medical coverage every month.

Life Insurance--The District provides $10,000 of basic life insurance to all staff members.

Schedules/Time-off-Working for a school district, we have great work schedules. No weekends, Extended time off during Spring Break, Thanksgiving, Christmas. The majority of our staff have the summers off. In addition, the District provides personal days every year.

Year-round pay--Our staff receives year round pay, even for short work months (March, November, and December) and during the Summer months.

Professional training--The Child Nutrition Department provides training to our entire staff that exceeds the professional standards requirements by the USDA.

Uniforms--Our Managers and Assistant Managers all received chef jackets and a polo shirt. All of our Leads and Specialists receive 4 polo shirts every year.

Employee Perk's--As District employees, we are eligible for several discounts, including: Hawaiian Falls, CiCi's Pizza, Michael's, Lobo Nutrition, Outlaw Bootcamp, and Bruno's.

What's Cooking?


4 sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds)

1 1/2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons fat-free milk

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted


1. Pierce each potato with a fork 3 to 4 times on each side. Wrap each potato in a damp paper towel. Microwave at HIGH 8 minutes, turning after 4 minutes. Cool slightly. Cut potatoes in half; scoop pulp into a bowl. Mash pulp.

2. Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook 3 minutes or until browned. Stir butter, milk, and salt into potato pulp. Top with pecans.

Source: Cooking Light

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