June 28, 2022

Panther pitch

While summer provides a break from the routine of school, I encourage our families to continue to engage their children in activities that stimulate curiosity and creative learning. This can happen in many ways from your backyard, a local park, or planned adventures.

The elementary library is open on Monday and Wednesday through July 13 from 10 a.m -11 a.m. during the summer and provides an opportunity to check out a book, connect with others, and explore new worlds.

Take a break from the kitchen and let the district provide no-cost meals for anyone from 1 to 18 years old, Monday through Friday at the high school lunchroom. Breakfast is available from 6:30-8:30 a.m. and lunch is available from 11 a.m -noon.

While I am on the topic of meals, the Department of Education has informed districts that it will no longer provide free meals to all children for the 2022-2023 school year and districts need to resume the process of requiring families to pay for their child’s meals.

Starting this fall, families will be required to resume paying for meals or complete a free and reduced meal application. More information will be shared in late July.

Like so many businesses, the district is hiring drivers, paraprofessionals, cooks, and substitutes in all areas. Be a Panther and enjoy working with children and staff in a supportive environment. All open positions are posted on the district website.

Thank you for supporting children, staff, and our schools making them the PRIDE of our community. As always, please contact me at dstender@crestonschools.org or 641-782-7028.