Be Informed!

The First Class Breakfast Program is being implemented in schools all over Houston. I am a very involved parent, but I have only one experience to share and one point of view. In an effort to share information and inform parents, I welcome comments and guest posts!

Forward this to all who might be interested. You need to be informed and aware of what is happening in your schools.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

First Class Breakfast - Day 1

My child is in Kingergarten at Herod Elementary and yesterday was our first experience with First Class Breakfast.  I went into it with an open mind.  I stayed to help the Kindergarten teacher if she needed it and mostly, I wanted to see how it worked.

Well, it was a mess.  Carts started service at 7:55 as expected.  On the menu:  Grilled Cheese sandwich, Animal crackers, Apple juice and 1% milk.  Our room and another Kinder class were skipped on the route completely.  The carts came back for one class but still missed ours.  The teacher had to call the office to get them back in the hallway for us.  When we finally started service at 8:20, it took us twice as long to get all the kids served, because there were so many late students from the other classes.  As soon as they saw a cart back in the hall, they came to our room to get their breakfast.  The kids started to sit down and eat, when we realized they didn't have napkins, so we tracked those down.  At 8:39, kids were finished with breakfast and trash - I mean food - was being thrown away.  Finally at 8:45 that morning, the school day started.  Of the 19 students who took a meal, 12 milks were unopened and thrown away, 5 cheese sandwiches and 3 animal crackers got tossed also.

Each Kinder class threw away about a gallon of milk, or close to it. 

The next day has got to get better.

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