The following school notes were provided by District 34.
School meal guidelines have changed for the 2012-13 school year due to the passage of the USDA’s Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act. The school meals will follow the MyPlate model, which means students will be asked to choose a fruit or vegetable with their meal.
Most fruits and vegetables are low in calories. Additionally, the fiber in fruits and vegetables fills students up with healthy food so that students eat less of other foods. Therefore, including fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet can help students feel more satisfied after meals.
People who eat more generous portions of fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet compared to those who only consume a small amount have a decreased risk for many chronic diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases and type-2 diabetes.
There are several resources explaining the meals the Food Service Department offers, including nutritional information, online. The cycle menu nutrient analysis information section provides a detailed break down of the meals served. There are also links to an allergy guide, the districts food (snack) guidelines, classroom/team party food guidelines and student account information.
Free Preschool Speech and Language Screening
Glenview School District 34 will be offering free Speech and Language screenings for students between the ages 3 and 5 years old who are not in kindergarten. The screening is available to children whose parents have concerns about their preschool child’s ability to produce sounds or formulate grammatically correct sentences.
To be eligible for the screening, the family must reside in District 34 attendance boundaries. Registration for the screening will take place at Westbrook School between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 16, 2012. The actual screening will take place on Friday, December 14, 2012 at Westbrook School in Room 1.
There will be a Board of Education Meeting on October 29, 2012 from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. at the District Administration Building, 1401 Greenwood Rd.
Lyon will be hosting the Lyon/Pleasant Ridge PTA Meeting on October 30, 2012 from 9:15 – 11:30 am at Lyon, 1335 Waukegan Rd.