Back to School Night at Cascade Middle School was fun and insightful. Carlos and I joined what felt like millions of parents in the gym to get the beginning of the year info from the principal. After a review of last year’s test statistics and this year’s goals, we were set free to Max’s first period. For an hour, we followed Max’s daily schedule. Each class was about 5 min with 3 min passing periods. We even went to the cafeteria to sample some of the school food which was actually really, really good! Chicken Poppy Salad, fresh veggies, and fruit were served by a super sweet cafeteria lady. It was such a difference from my middle school days! Gone are the days of cardboard frozen pizza and mystery meat sandwiches. Clam chowder in bread bowls, baked beef ziti, terriyaki chicken and brown rice, chili, hummus, black bean burgers, hamburger bar, and spaghetti bar are just a few items on the menu. The kids have many, many choices healthy choices. With each main meal, there is a side of fruits and vegetables. All of the fruits and veggies are from local growers, and the beef is from local farms. Carlos and I were really impressed and happily surprised! Way to go nutrition services.
Here are some highlights from the brochure.
– whole wheat and grains are used
-trans-fats have been eliminated
-low-fat cheese and milk
-only fruits and veggie can be “super sized”
-breads are baked at the high school
– ooooh they even have a panini machine!
Now to get them composting with Red Wigglers!
That cafeteria food sounds a lot better than the food at my school! In my class, we have a compost bin for our leftovers from snack. Our worms in there are red wigglers too. In the cafeteria, you can compost your food scraps but I don’t think that they use worms.
Thanks for your comment! I am glad you read the blog and even happier to read you are composting at your school! Good job!!!!
Who are Max and Carlos?I like how you said the super sweet cafeteria lady and that really helped me imagine what she looked like.Also it helped when you said you and Carlos were surprised.Because I can know how you guys felt.I have also gone to one of those! It had food like hotdogs and chilli!
Hi Thanks for your comments! Carlos is my husband, and Max is my son! Thanks for enjoying my style of writing!
Take care and keep on wormin’
I like how you said that you was in the gym with like 100 parents.I wonder is Max your son?I wonder is Carlos your husber?
Thanks for your comment! Max is my son, and Carlos is my husband!
Keep on wormin’
Hi. I am Myleigh and in my class we have a worm bin. We use the worm castings for our plants. We are growing plants in the back of the room. I am growing Lettuce and Basil. Are you growing any plants with your worm castings? Were do you keep your worms?
Wow, lettuce and basil are wonderful foods! Glad to hear you are growing them in your class. Currently, I am not growing any veggies with my worm castings due to the cold weather and living in Oregon. I will plant some squash, tomatoes and herbs in the spring when the weather warms up! I keep my worms in my garage and insulated bins outside. There are some pictures on my website. http://www.wonderworman.com
Take care and keep on worming!