August 21, 2015
Dear Parent or Guardian,
We are committed to providing every student in our school community with all the tools they need to succeed, including nutritious breakfast and lunch that everyone can enjoy together. That is why we are excited to announce that this year; all public schools within the SVSU are enrolled in a new program offering complete, nutritious and reimbursable meals approved by the program every school day to all students at no charge.
All children enrolled in public schools within the SVSU can eat for free.
I am writing to share with you this exciting news and to ask that you help us ensure our meal program is a success by having your child participate in school breakfast and lunch every single school day. It is important that everyone participate in our universal meal program because…
Part of what makes a great school culture is everyone sharing a meal together.
When all of our students are eating together, our cafeteria will become a place to learn more about new foods together, make healthy choices, and fuel up for learning and play.
Participating in school breakfast and lunch helps your school and your community.
The more students who participate in school lunch and breakfast, the more our schools receive in federal reimbursement for meals served. This additional money enables us to improve our program by introducing higher quality ingredients and healthy food choices.
Participating in school breakfast and lunch helps your family.
Participating in school breakfast and lunch helps provide nutritious food for your children at school so they can concentrate better and learn more, and saves you valuable time and money at home.
I hope you will join me and the school community in supporting this exciting new program by participating in school breakfast and lunch this year. Please feel free to contact your school with any questions and to discuss any special dietary needs.
James R. Culkeen