COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 19
April 18, 1997

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: School Food Service Employee Recognition Day

 
  The staff members, who prepare and serve the school breakfasts
  and lunches in our schools, are dedicated to providing
  students with nutritious, appealing meals every school day. 
  Their efforts may go unnoticed in the busy routine; however,
  without them the school day would be disrupted and many
  children would be hungry.

  The Virginia Department of Education joins the Virginia
  Department of Agriculture and the Virginia School Food Service
  Association in recognizing these members of our school
  community.  May 14, 1997 is designated School Food Service
  Employee Recognition Day to encourage the employees to take
  pride in their contributions to students and to give them
  special recognition.

  The Department of Education encourages administrators,
  faculty, and students to show their appreciation on May 14. 
  Students and staff previously have expressed their
  appreciation by writing letters or poems, holding receptions,
  sending flowers or cards, and submitting articles to the
  school newspaper.  


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