Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Announcements 01-26-11

The Abbey has been fielding many calls about the new Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act signed by the President on December 13, 2011. They are very excited about the new nutritional standards set out by the legislation – more fruits and vegetables, lower fat, less salt and sugar. The Abbey has already adopted many of the proposed changes but there will be a transition period to allow food manufacturers time to reformulate popular food items.

To date, The Abbey has increased dark green and orange vegetables on the school menu as well as legumes. They have also switched from 2% to 1% non-flavored milk. Chocolate flavored has always been 0.5%.

Please be informed that the Open Doors brochure will be distributed during
the lunch periods Wednesday, January 26th. Please remember to bring back the completed registration form the next day.

There will be one dance program available to 1st and 2nd graders in addition to 3rd graders
so please let your first and second graders know that.

Also, I was just informed that Girls on the Run is not going to be offered this year
at city school.