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Challenges in district’s central kitchen lead to much-needed upgrades. Our district’s central kitchen, located downstairs in the administration building, has faced some major challenges this year. Over the course of the past few weeks the kitchen’s walk-in oven, large mixer, two double-stack steamers and convection oven, which are all more than 30 years old, have stopped working. That has made it a constant challenge to get hot meals out to our more than 3,500 students. But the failure has also led to a much-needed upgrade. Starting on Monday, Oct. 24, the central kitchen will be closed as new kitchen equipment is installed. The closure is currently scheduled to last through Wednesday, Oct. 26, but could take longer. The kitchen closure has led to menu changes. While the central kitchen is closed students at the district's three elementary schools and Compass High School will receive cold lunches, which will be prepared on-site in the various school kitchens. You can see the menu changes by clicking here. We want to thank you for being patient with us as we work to ensure our central kitchen is able to continue serving our students for years to come.
Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 24-28, means dress up days at HT. The theme of this year's national Red Ribbon Week for Drug and Alcohol Awareness is YOLO - Pledge to be Drug Free in 2016. And at our school, Red Ribbon Week means dress up days - a great way to show everyone we are drug free. On Monday, Oct. 24, we are going to give drugs the slip and wear slippers and pajamas to school. On Tuesday, Oct. 25, we are going to run away from drugs and wear our favorite sports clothes to school. On Wednesday, Oct. 26, we're going to show that drugs and I don't mix by wearing mismatched clothes to school. On Thursday, Oct. 27, we're going to give drugs the boot and wear our favorite cowboy and cowgirl clothes. And on Friday, Oct. 28, we're going to wear hats to school to show that we're hats on to being drug free.
Youth Drop-In Program going strong this year. It's not too late to sign up. Area youth, ages six to 18 are invited to attend Grandview's Youth Drop-In Program at the Grandview Community Center, 812 Wallace Way. The program is held Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 5 p.m. During the program participants can use both the gym and game room for a variety of fun activities. The program fee is $10 per person, per year for city residents and $20 per person, per year for non-city residents. There is a registration form for the program, which requires a parent signature and can be picked up at the Grandview Parks and Recreation office, located at the Grandview Community Center. For more information please contact the Mike Carpenter at 882-9219.
Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth will be at our school on Oct. 27. Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth will be at our school for both an assembly and a family night on Thursday, Oct. 27. The family night event will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. in our school gym. We hope you'll be able to join us for this fun event.
Recorder sales are happening now. We have recorders available for purchase for our fourth and fifth grade students. Students can buy their recorders for $5 in the office before school begins, between 8:25 and 8:50 a.m. We also have colored neck straps available for $2 each. We'll have the recorders available all year. Fourth graders are using them in music class starting in October and fifth graders will be using them in the spring. The profits from the recorder sales go to support our school's marimba band.
Changes to our popcorn routine. This year we're doing popcorn a little differently at HT. This year students will bring in their popcorn money, 50 cents, on Tuesdays - like they have traditionally. But now, their popcorn won't be delivered until Wednesday. This will help ensure we have an accurate count when it comes to popcorn orders. Again, students will bring their popcorn money on Tuesday and will receive their popcorn on Wednesday. Thanks for helping us spread the word.