We think our followers need some information about our school, so they can understand the changes we are trying to make. Our school has kindergarten through grade six and has about 220 students. Kindergarten students only come to school for half a day so we have a morning and afternoon class that does not eat lunch at school at all. Our school is an Earth 3 school which means we've completed 3000 environmental projects in the past few years. Students have the choice to stay at school for lunch or go home to eat. All of the students who eat lunch at school bring their own lunch from home. We have microwaves to heat food, but most students don't use them. Students eat in their classrooms (homerooms) or designated lunchrooms where they are supervised by our lunchroom supervisor team. Students can choose white or chocolate milk and order their milk at the beginning of the year either by paying for the whole year or buying milk tickets. In our class most of us never saw the form and were not asked by our parents which type of milk we would choose. Some parents were suprised to hear they had a choice or how much sugar is in the chocolate milk.
We spoke to our principal about how to change the milk orders. It takes about two to three weeks to switch the orders, but she agreed that if we can convince students to change their milk choices, we can switch our milk order by mid-May. That means we have to convince students AND the parents!
We have plans to share our information. The next parent council meeting is May 10 and we plan to send some students to that meeting. We are also planning a schoolwide blitz of education about our milk.
Stay tuned for further developments.