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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Taste It Tuesday Survival Update

Today was Taste It Tuesday.

I'm sure you are wondering why you didn't get the memo.

Here's the scoop.  Our food service director wants to get our meal participation numbers up and seeing as we have little more than 25 days of school left she came up with the idea of allowing all students to have free breakfast every Tuesday during the month of May.

Let me explain the reasoning behind it.  As with everything that our government is in charge of, this may make limited sense.  But in a nutshell, or maybe I should say eggshell, the more kids that eat school breakfast and/or lunch, the more money our school gets.

It has something to do with untapped federal dollars and other random "governmenty" things. 

The thought behind Taste It Tuesday (which I'm proud to say I cleverly named) is the kids will love school breakfast so much that they will want to come again.

I don't know if it will work, but what the heck, I'm up for an adventure.

Today was the first of five and out of 206 students we served nearly 150 for breakfast.  Keep in mind that breakfast is usually served from 8:20 to 8:35 every morning.  That's not a lot of time to get through the line and actually eat.

Thankfully, our principal allotted some extra time and surprisingly we handled things quite well.  Some of the kindergartners were a little overwhelmed having never come to breakfast before but all in all everyone did very well.

I will say this--next Monday night I'm going to get more sleep.

5 random thoughts:

Anonymous said...

sounds like a good plan, but jeesh that isnt much time to eat...wowsers

Amanda said...

Free breakfast is cool. I bet the kids enjoyed that. I know I would!

septembermom said...

That must be a really busy time for you ladies. Hope it all works out.

Kristie Maynard said...

The free breakfast part makes a lot of sense to me, but the funding part is a little off kilter, as most government things are.

Jenners said...

It sounds good in theory but I'm sure it is harder in practice. Better rest up!

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