The Salida Summer Food Service Program, a partnership between Salida Boys & Girls Club, Amicas, Care & Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado and LiveWell Chaffee County is going into its third year of programming to provide healthy, free lunches for youth 18 and under all summer long. The program will run from June 2nd through August 8th and is available Monday-Friday except for July 3- 4th. Any youth in the county 18 and under can enjoy a free meal at the Salida Boys & Girls Club from noon – 1:00 pm all summer long.
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Amicas and The Boathouse are donating a portion of their sales to the Healthy Meals 4 Kids (HM4K) Program during this “dine out” event May 1st-4th. In addition, Café Dawn is donating proceeds of their sales on Friday, May 2nd and Moonlight Pizza’s Moonlight Monday on Monday, May 5th will benefit HM4K, a program that helps ensure that all children in Chaffee County have access to healthy meals when school is not in session.
The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) is recognizing exemplary and effective environmental education programs and individuals across Colorado who are setting a new standard for learning in their communities. Ten programs and 2 individuals are being acknowledged with an Award for Excellence in Environmental Education for their outstanding work in helping learners, in formal and non-formal settings, understand their role in the environment. The recipients of the 2013 Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education will be honored at an [...]
Have you been wondering what is REALLY going on any given Friday Enrichment Day? What are children specifically accomplishing? Friday Enrichment Day is not exactly what you might think.
There will be two FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) presentations on February 12th focusing on two different needs. There will be an informational presentation in the auditorium from 6-7pm. Pam Flippin from Colorado Mountain College will be available to answer any questions. This can be for any parent but certainly junior parents will want to attend.
There will also be a FAFSA work session hosted by Daisy Valdez from Adams State University. Daisy will be in the computer lab [...]
In December, the State Board of Education named Salida Schools as a District of Distinction. Typically this recognition is awarded to less than 10% of districts in the state, and is based on academic achievements, graduation rates, test scores, and attendance.
Salida School District Superintendent Darryl Webb believes that a complete culinary overhaul of school meals has played an essential role in gaining the District of Distinction accreditation.
Students used proceeds made from their spring film festival, which screened their documentary “In the Main Stream,” connecting the Arkansas River with the community.
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Besides the obvious, food, shelter, water, family, and friends…I am also extremely grateful for COMMUNITY. It has now officially been 2 1/2 years that the Salida R-32-J District took a giant leap. This community, as well as every other community in Colorado, was up against enormous budgetary constraints, due to consistent lack of funding from the State of Colorado’s educational funding system.
With close to half of the children in Chaffee County on free and reduced lunches and over 4,000 lunches served through the summer food program this summer, Amica’s and LiveWell Chaffee County are partnering with local restaurants and coffee shops to raise the funds needed to cover the addition of Friday lunches and assist with the Mountain Lion backpack program in Salida.
Restaurants that are donating a portion of their sales to the Healthy Meals 4 Kids Program during this “dine out” event October 24-27th include Amica’s, The Fritz, Benson’s and Rivers Edge. In addition, Moonlight Pizza’s Moonlight Monday on Monday, October 28th will benefit HM4K. Salida area coffee shops and bakeries are also showing their support by having donation jars where you can donate your change to a worthy cause. You can donate at Sacred Ground Coffee, Rise and Shine Bakery and Café Dawn who will also donate a portion of their sales on Thursday, October 24th.
As many of you know, the Salida School Garden grows fresh produce. That produce is then cleaned and given to the Salida School Cafeterias, in order to make healthy lunches for local students. Any excess produce that the schools cannot use is then sold to help offset costs of the garden’s expenses.
The Salida school district will celebrate the official groundbreaking of the new Salida Elementary school following the Thursday homecoming parade at 5pm. Please join the celebration at 350 W. 8th Street.
I have been a chef for many, many years and to say any food establishment is process free is almost impossible and not to mention expensive. My vision for this food service is to teach cooking in a positive direction with the mindset that we can always do better for our students.
The Salida School District, Buena Vista School District Food Service and LiveWell Chaffee County are asking parents to submit free and reduced meal benefit forms for the 2013-2014 school year regardless of whether or not they think they will qualify and even if they choose not to participate in the program. Schools receive state and federal reimbursement based on the percentage of students eligible for free and reduced lunches rather than the number that actually participate. This funding not only benefits the children that receive free or reduced meal benefits, but all students by providing additional funds to food service, Title 1 programs and e-Rate discounts for technology.
The Salida School Gardens are holding an Open House on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 1:00-4:00pm to present the current garden production plan as well as our expansion plan for Phase II of this project. As neighbors and part of our community, we welcome you to come by, meet the garden manager and project partners, and provide input to the next exciting phase of growing healthy, fresh food for our schools and community.
Join the partners and participants at the Salida Middle School Garden [...]
Crest Academy students and faculty need the community’s help in setting a Guinness World Record and bringing awareness to environmental degradation caused by single-use plastic bags on Fri., May 17, 11 a.m.
‘In the Main Stream’ explores connections between the Arkansas River and the community at a film fest on Thurs., May 16, 6 p.m., at Salida’s Steamplant.
Students and parents please mark your calendars. All days are from 6:00-7:30pm at the Salida High School
I was asked to present on Thursday morning to a group of 183. That is 90% of all the districts in our state. I did a presentation on the change in our school districts food service.