Congrats to Count Week Winners!
The Little Miami Food Service Department sponsored a Count Week contest to encourage students to eat a nutritious breakfast at school. Those students who purchase breakfast were entered into a drawing for a number of fun prizes.
This year's winners were:
- Hamilton-Maineville Primary: Claira Godsey (Frisbee), Honesti McEntire (football)
- Harlan-Butlerville Primary: Kayla Davis, Kayla Kessler
- Salem Twp. Elementary: Beatrice Landacre (bicycle), Riley Archambeault (volleyball), Brady Collins (Frisbee), Molly Rankin (soccer ball)
- Little Miami Junior High: Riley Fletcher (movie tickets)
- Little Miami High School: Madi Hargis (movie tickets), Tony Jaramillo-Borjas (movie tickets), Thomas Armstrong (movie tickets)
New lunch account system for 2013-2014
Beginning Aug. 1, 2013, the Little Miami School District began using PayForIt to manage student lunch accounts and other transactions, replacing the former EZPay system. Parents will need to visit https://www.payforit.net/ to set up an account for payments.
Click the "How do I . . . " tab at the top of the page for instructions on how to register an account and how to add students to the account. Check out this informational flyer to help with the process.
For more information, contact Food Service Director Rachel Tilford at (513) 899-5130.
Breakfast & Lunch Prices for 2013-2014
The Little Miami Board of Education approved a price increase for school meals for next year.
The price increase is a result of the U.S. Department of Agriculture regulation called the "Paid Lunch Equity" rule, which states that school food service personnel may not charge less for a school lunch than what the USDA reimburses a school for a free lunch. The lunch price equity rule is based on our average lunch price. The last meal price increase was for 2007-08.
For the 2013-2014 school year, the following prices will be in effect:
- Elementary: Breakfast, $1.15. Lunch, $2.25.
- Intermediate and Junior High: Breakfast, $1.40. Lunch, $2.50 and $3.50.
- High School: Breakfast, $1.65. Lunch, $2.50, $3.00 and $3.50
School Garden News
Volunteer in the garden!
The Little Miami school gardens need your help this year to stay healthy. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Tawnia Cecardo at email@example.com.
School garden project keeps growing
What started as a raised-bed garden at Salem Twp. Elementary School has grown into a second garden site at Little Miami Intermediate School. In fact, sixth graders in Stephanie Baldwin’s class recently planted the first crop of early lettuces, snow peas and onions to kick off the second school garden in the district.
After applying for and receiving a Farm-to-School project grant in 2012, former food service director Joan Bauman was able to maximize the grant monies to plan not just one but two different gardens. Bauman’s goal is “to someday have a school garden at every building location,” involving all Little Miami students in the project.
Bauman has had several volunteers step up to help with the gardens, including Little Miami Girl Scout Troop 31607, under the leadership of April Baker and Tina Lovins. Volunteers are key to the project, Bauman said, because she wants the community have ownership of the project, too.
Volunteer Linda Eppert helps at Salem Elementary to coordinate classroom instruction with garden activities. Another volunteer, Erinn Tucker, helps do the same thing as Eppert but at the Intermediate School. These volunteers work with teachers to combine classroom activities with outdoor garden activities. Volunteers Lori Reis and Rebecca Sims work on communications and website design.
Stay up-to-date on the garden project by reading the Panther Patch blog.
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