“Start your Engines” Campaign Encourages Venus Independent School District Families to Choose Breakfast at School
To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast, Venus ISD schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week during March 4-8, 2019
Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, US Department of Agriculture data show that more and more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. The USDA School Breakfast Program currently serves 14 million students every day. Studies show that students who eat breakfast are more likely to:
The National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) campaign theme, “Start Your Engines,” reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy and energizing start to the day for students. Students will be encouraged to show their enthusiasm for “Start Your Engines” from March 4-8 with special menus, nutrition education, to both students and parents. The My Plate Guide to School Breakfast will be sent home with each student. This week we invite students to start their engines with omelets, bagels, whole grain cereal, chocolate muffins, 100% fruit juice and plenty of fresh fruits. During the week, we will encourage students to join us for breakfast and educate them on the benefits of making healthy choices.
“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are getting the best education they can,” said Tina McCormick, Child Nutrition Director. “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the healthy, great tasting, and appealing choices we offer.” The district serves over 1,500 breakfast meals daily through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. School nutrition professionals at Venus ISD prepare breakfast and lunches every day that meet federal nutrition standards – limiting fat, calories and sodium – while encouraging students to choose from the fruits, vegetables and whole grains offered with school meals.”
The “Start Your Engines” campaign is made possible by the School Nutrition Association and Kellogg’s.
For more information about Venus ISD meals, visit www.venusisd.net or www.schoolnutrition.org/SchoolMeals.
Venus Middle School will be hosting a Shot Clinic on March 21, 2019 from 10:00am – 2:00pm in the new gym. All students needing vaccinations for the 2019-2020 school year are encouraged to take advantage of the clinic. Remember: Students that are not current on their vaccinations by the first day of 2020 school year will not be allowed to attend school until they are received.
Parents are not required to attend this clinic with their student if the attached permission slip is signed and returned to the nurse at their school. Please return the permission slip as soon as possible so we can ensure we have the proper amount of vaccine available.
All students’ currently needing vaccinations are welcome to participate as well.
Children 18 years of age or under:
Adults 19 years of age or older
La escuela intermedia Venus acogerá una clínica de disparos el 21 de marzo de 2019 de 10:00 a 14:00 horas en el nuevo gimnasio. Todos los estudiantes que necesiten vacunas para el año escolar 2019-2020 son alentados a tomar ventaja de la clínica. Recuerde: los estudiantes que no están actualizados en sus vacunas para el primer día del año escolar 2020 no se les permitirá asistir a la escuela hasta que sean recibidos.
Los padres no están obligados a asistir a esta clínica con su estudiante si el comprobante de permiso adjunto es firmado y devuelto a la enfermera en su escuela. Por favor devuelva el comprobante de permiso tan pronto como sea posible para que podamos asegurar que tenemos el número adecuado de vacunas disponibles.
Cualquier estudiante que actualmente necesite vacunas también es Bienvenido a participar.
Costos de Vacunación
Niños de 18 años de edad o menores:
• $10 en total; independientemente de la cantidad de vacunas recibidas
• Si el niño reside en el Condado de Johnson, todas las vacunas son gratuitas gracias a Shots for Tots.
• Los niños con Medicaid reciben vacunas de forma gratuita
Adultos de 19 años de edad o mayores
• $20 en total; independientemente de la cantidad de vacunas recibidas