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Weekly Announcements 2-3-20

Reported by michelle_loughran@ipsd.org on 2/3/20

Fry Elementary School Weekly Announcements 2/3/20

Hot Lunch Reminder
As a reminder, Indian Prairie School District #204 schools are participants in the United States Department of Agricultures (USDA's) National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and our food service contract is with a company called OrganicLife. The required components of a "meal" to be offered include: fluid milk, grains, meat/meat alternates, fruits, and vegetables. Students are required to take 3 of the 5 components offered and one component must be a full serving of fruit or vegetable. The cost of the meal is dependent on the meal meeting these required components.

Cashiers are able to remind, but not force, students to take a fruit or vegetable. If a student doesn’t have the required meal components, cashiers will charge the student accordingly to maintain compliance with USDA program requirements. For example, if a student only has a chicken sandwich and a milk, they have 3 components (grain, meat and milk) but one of them is not a fruit. If the student does not take the fruit, the student will be charged for an entrée ($3.50) and a milk ($0.60) for a total of $4.10 instead of the cost of the full reimbursable meal if they would have taken a fruit or vegetable.
If you have any questions, please see additional information on Indian Prairie School District #204 Food Service Program here: http://www.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx/SchoolLunches


Author Visit
We are excited to welcome author/illustrator Jason Tharp to Fry on Tuesday. The author of It's Okay to Be a Unicorn! will meet with K-3 students to share his work focused on the messages of being unique and inclusive as well as showing kindness and empathy.


Kids Heart Challenge
Our school is getting ready to kick-off KIDS HEART CHALLENGE! We are so excited to participate in this service-learning program from the American Heart Association that will teach your student how to care for their hearts-- physically and emotionally-- while raising lifesaving donations to fight the nation’s #1 killer, heart disease!

Our American Heart Association representative will be joining us at school on February 6th to talk with our students about the work the AHA does and challenging students to start living a healthy lifestyle. With the help of our friends, the HEART HEROES, our school is going to fight our evil nemesis Heart Disease and get rid of it for good!

All of the Heart Heroes have a special message they are teaching our students about heart health. Make sure you ask your student what they learned from their new friends!

ANY student who takes the KIDS HEART CHALLENGE online will earn a buildable wristband to wear proudly!

Once your student collects a donation they will start earning their own Heart Heroes and can clip them on their backpack or slide them on their wristband! ALL of our Heart Heroes (and the wristband!) will COME TO LIFE and share their heart healthy messages with your student!
To bring characters to life you must use the FREE mobile app: Kids Heart Challenge


While our heart Heroes are teaching our students how to keep their hearts healthy, we also want to recognize that some kids are BORN with unhealthy hearts, and at the American Heart Association we are we are working tirelessly to fund research to help fix unhealthy hearts!


Alexa's Story

Here are four easy steps to get your student’s online fundraising page set up and start collecting lifesaving donations:

1.Go to your school’s fundraising page: http://www2.heart.org/goto/fryelementary
2. Click on the Sign Up button
3. Create a username and password and then fill out the registration form
4. Share your personal fundraising link with friends and family right away.


AND/OR Download the FREE mobile app Kids Heart Challenge and register your student that way

Thank you for joining us as we challenge each other to keep our heart healthy and raise money for kids with special hearts.



Important Dates:
2/6 PTA – “Fry’s Got Talent”
2/13 2nd Grade Evening Musical Program 6:30
2/14 PTA Meeting 9:30
PTA Room Parties 2:15
2/17 No School – Presidents’ Day
2/19 Chorus Concert - PM
2/27 No School – Conferences 1:00-8:00
2/28 No School – Teacher Institute Day


Third-Party Educational Programs
The following companies have rented space in our schools to offer an after-school educational program for students. The distribution of this material is in no way an endorsement of programs, services, activities or products by District 204. For more information about the programs listed below, visit:

Fry: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club-
http://ipsdweb.ipsd.org/uploads/promo/Fry.3Off3.2.pdf

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