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Cheatham Under Lockdown Oct 15

Update: 11:08am. Cheatham’s lockdown has been cancelled

Oct 15 10:45am. Cheatham School is currently in lockdown due to a police investigation within the neighborhood. All students and staff are accounted for and the school is secure

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National School Lunch Week is October 15-19

There is “lots2love” about school lunch and that is the theme of this year’s National School Lunch Week.

Cafeterias will be providing free lunches during the week of October 15 to all students to encourage them to try the many nutritional meals cafeterias offer.  The Child Nutrition Department will offer a special menu that includes heart-shaped chicken nuggets, soft pretzels, and potatoes.

All meals are prepared to federal nutritional guidelines and include whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. The menus are specifically designed to provide nutritious meals for growing children. Visit www.laveeneld.org/menu for more information.

 

 

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AVID Students Prepare Food For Malnourished Children

Cheatham’s 8th grade AVID students volunteered at Feed My Starving Children. Students prepared enough meals to feed 93 children one meal per day for an entire year!

This was the group’s first community service project of the year. They hand packed rice, soy, dried vegetables and a nutritionally complete blend of vitamins and minerals into bags. The bags are then shipped to Feed My Starving Children’s food partners for distribution to malnourished children around the world.

 

 

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Discounted Lunch Prices Available to Qualifying Families

Laveen schools serve free or reduced-price lunches to families that qualify based on income requirements.

Families must reapply annually. If you qualified last year your eligibility expires September 17. Please reapply at EZMealApp.com or complete a paper application at your school’s front office or cafeteria.  All families are encouraged to apply. Applications are processed year round and are kept confidential.

Families that meet federal income levels may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Lunches are currently priced at $2.30; the reduced price is $.40. Breakfast is served free to all students, regardless of eligibility, before school each day.

In addition to receiving a discount on meal prices, completed applications provide additional funds to the district in the form of grant money. Funding for prevention programs, parent training, and interventions for students in reading and math is often based on the number of students qualified for free or reduced–price lunch.

Visit our Child Nutrition page for more information.

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