When I think about what school food was like when I was in middle school, I think of dry corn dogs, congealed cheese pizzas, peanut butter and jelly, reheated burgers and chicken nuggets, and maybe the occasional Dole fruit cup. I certainly do not recall having made-from-scratch Shepherd’s Pie, Chicken Teriyaki, Swedish meatballs, or kale and carrot salad with cranberries!
The buzz around the new school food is legit: students are eating better and healthier than ever before, thanks to our new local celebrity, Chef Robert Mencimer. Chef Bob, as he is affectionately known, was brought aboard this fall by our new Director of Child Nutrition, Juan Cordon. Together with the kitchen team, Bob and Juan have moved us away from frozen food and toward fresh ingredients. Menus are crafted based on seasons and student input. Kids are eating more greens and being exposed to different ingredients that they might never have tasted before. Our kitchen team is changing the way our students think and feel about food, one meal at a time.
Welcome, Bob and Juan!
Trimester 1 report cards will be emailed home next week. If you would like a paper copy, please see Carol in the office.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
The Grade Point Average is an overall indication of how well a student is doing in school. We also use the GPA to determine who is on the honor roll. In 8th grade, the GPA determines whether a student is allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony and other end-of-year activities.
To calculate a student’s GPA, the computer converts all letter grades into a whole number between 0 and 4, then takes the average of all of those numbers. A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0.
Here’s an example:
Sally’s Report Card
At Crittenden we have two Honor Rolls: the Assistant Principal’s Blue Honor Roll, for students earning a GPA of 3.33 to 3.66, and the Principal’s Gold Honor Roll, for students earning a GPA of 3.67 to 4:00. The Trimester 1 Awards Ceremonies, during which we will present honor roll awards (among other awards) will take place on Monday, November 24. The 6th and 7th grade ceremonies will start at 1:30 and the 8th grade ceremony will start at 2:15. All families are invited!
8th grade trip to Washington DC and New York City, June 2014
Come and learn more about the 8th grade trip to the East Coast scheduled for June 10-16. This student tour will visit important sites in Washington DC and surrounding areas (eg Capitol Hill, Mt Vernon, Monuments, Arlington National Cemetery, Smithsonian museums) and finish with a brief stay in the Big Apple (eg Broadway show, Statue of Liberty, 9/11 memorial, Rockefeller Center).
Parent Information Night
Monday November 17
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