What's cooking at the MCS - an update
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MCS Cross Words
February 9 - Coffee Talk 4:00pm via Zoom
February 14 - 21 - Winter Recess
Message From The Principal
During the past three years a common theme has come up about the MCS food service program. Staff, students, and families have all requested that we look at more nutritious, fresher options that can be served on site. Today, we made a huge step forward on this front. Thank to our business manager, Jamie Teague, Mr. Bagnato, and the Norwich School Board we are moving forward with equipping our kitchen to be able to finish food. You might ask what that means? At this point in time, our septic system does not allow for food to be prepared on-site. Finishing the food on site means that it is prepped in another location, but finished in bulk at MCS, where it is then served hot to children.
Greg and I met with Cafe Services to review the results of the survey that many of you completed. We set a few goals for the remainder of this school year that are as follows,
Serve more nutritious and fresh foods.
Improve the presentation and quality of the food that comes to MCS.
Have a greater variety of lunch and breakfast offerings.
Serve freshly made breakfast options at MCS.
Begin to purchase the equipment that will be needed to serve hot meals at MCS.
The convection oven and warming table photographed below are our first two pieces of equipment. Please begin to take note of the menu as it will be changing to reflect the goals stated above. We are thankful that so many of you have reached out and asked that we look at how to bring fresh, nutritious, warm meals to students at MCS. I look forward to the days where I can help serve lunch to all of our little friends!
Stay warm this weekend,
Message From Student Services
Applications for our PreK program are due by January 31st 2022. We are encouraging everyone who might be interested to apply.
In order to apply, you will need to fill out the 5-minute application on the SAU enrollment website (click Marion Cross school and the preK tab). If you need help applying or if you would like a hard copy of the form sent to you, please contact Greg Bagnato, Coordinator of Student Services, if you have any questions.
School News and Information
5th GRADE BAND SIGN-UPS!
It’s time to start up the band program for our 5th graders! Please complete the following survey (if you haven’t done so already) so I know what instrument your child would like to play and where it will come from. Here is the survey link. You will need your child to log into their school account to access the survey. If you have trouble accessing it, you may print this PDF and send it in. Please complete the survey by Monday, January 31. Thank you!
Volunteer Sign Up - SAU 70 requires that ALL volunteers in the district
complete the Volunteer Application Form. This link will direct you to the form, and details the Volunteer Background Check Process. Please reach out
if you have any questions.
Thank you for supporting our school
Please let me know if you have any questions
Emma Cottage SAU 70 Volunteer Coordinator
News From The Health Office
The Agency of Education has recognized that school nurses have a big job this year. Not only are they fulfilling the day-to-day expectations of their jobs, but they are also taking on all the many layers Covid 19 has brought to our community this year. We are fortunate that Elizabeth O’Donnell will be joining the MCS health office. We will work together to better care for and communicate with the students, staff and families of MCS. Please join in welcoming Elizabeth to our community.
Please see the recent Vermont Covid Pediatric Flowchart to know how to proceed when your child is ill or has Covid with or without symptoms.
You can order Antigen test kits delivered to your home through the USPS. Please visit https://special.usps.com/testkits to place your order.
Proper dress is essential to being warm and safe while enjoying the outdoors in Vermont’s beautiful winters. Tips on dress for cold weather below.
In the midst of frigid outdoor temperatures knowing how you can keep you and your loved ones safe is essential while enjoying Vermont winters.
PTO Bulletin Board
Thank you to all who bought raffle tickets to support the purchase of a new swingset. Prize winners will be drawn from the raffle on Wednesday February 2nd by the Who's Crew!
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