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January News from SLA, our Food Service Provider
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Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Parent Newsletter January 2019
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January 2019
Happy New Year!
 
The start of the new year brings an opportunity to start clean, plan goals, and set resolutions. Let's take the time to celebrate all the accomplishments we achieved last year, both large and small. Now, use them as stepping stones to drive us even further in 2019! SLA's resolution is to continue finding new and innovative ways to give our students the best 30 minutes of their day! We love what we do. We believe it is important.
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Making a Resolution You Can Keep!

Fresh new year, fresh new start, right? While it is true that fewer than 50% of people who make New Year’s Resolutions actually keep them, it is also true that the people who bother to make resolutions are 10 times more likely to make the change they set out to accomplish. So there you go, step one to keeping a resolution is to make one!
     Most of us have made a New Year’s Resolution at some point. They’re usually personal goals like building more healthy habits, keeping a tighter budget, or maybe learning something new. Franklin Covey, the time management firm, says one of the most likely reasons we fail to keep a resolution is that it is too vague, so it’s easy to rationalize your way out of it. It also might be that it’s really based on someone else’s idea of who you should be, or that not enough planning went into the process of making the change, or it was too much of a change for the time frame.
     Keeping a resolution, or achieving a goal 
anytime of the year works best if you work SMART. Here are some examples:
 
     S pecific        Not lose weight…make it lose 2 pounds by March
     M easurable   Not save money…better as save $200 for Summer.
     A chievable   Not be the best friend ever…but be a better friend.
     R elevant       Not win the neighborhood best yard award…plan to
                          work in my garden once a week.
     T ime-bound Not learn a new language…instead, take a French
                          class this summer.
Using SMART goals works whether you're setting resolutions for yourself or planning as a family!
 
New Year's Arts & Crafts
Create a Family Vision Board

Visualize your 2019 goals and resolutions by making a Vision Board. A Vision (or Dream) Board is a compilation of images that represent your future dreams and goals. Creating a Vision Board as a family not only serves as a great bonding tool, but is also a great way for your kids to start thinking about their future, and imagining what they want for their life. It enforces a key life concept—pinpointing goals is the first step to achieving them.

You can choose to have everyone make separate boards or combine everyone's resolutions on one giant board. Smaller boards can be made out of manila file folders, while larger ones can be made from poster board, pin board, or cork board. Fill your Dream Board with images from magazines, mementos, photos, and top it off with inspiring quotes and wording. Decorate with any age-appropriate art supplies you'd like...colored paper, paint, crayons, markers, colored pencils, stickers, and lots and lots of glitter!

As mentioned in our previous article, setting simple goals is best. Have a brainstorming session with your family, where they can think of obtainable goals that can be accomplished within the year. Have them break down their dreams by categories, such as volunteering, school, health, fun, travel, hobbies, and deeper subjects like how they want to feel in the future, ways they can change to become better people, or what type of friends they want in their life. 

Place your Vision Board in a space that the family passes by often. Seeing the board daily will motivate you all to stick to your resolutions. Have fun creating your Dream Board, there's no wrong or right way. Do what works best for you and your family...and most importantly...have fun!
 
 Cookies for Cans Food Drive Final Tally!  
We have our final tally in! This year 12,526 cans have been collected and donated to charitable organizations. It's all thanks to your hard work, you truly have made a difference in your communities!
 
Flu Season Reminder!
 
The first few months of the year, flu activity is at its peak. Taking these 3 actions may help to flight the flu this flu season.

1. Get a flu vaccine. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine. Check with your family physician, and make sure to select a licensed, age-appropriate option. There is also a nasal spray version, which available for children ages 2 years and older. 

2.  Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs. Try to avoid close contact with sick people by maintaining a 3-foot safety zone. Keep your surroundings clean, wash hands often, and carry alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

3. Take care of your family and yourself. Being active on a regular basis and getting enough rest can help keep immune systems in top gear. Eat leafy greens, which contain vitamins that help boost your immune system.
 
 
Café Promotional Events
Edgar Allan Poe Day January 19
 
While Edgar Allan Poe Day officially falls on the weekend, we'll be celebrating his birthday the Friday before with our Middle & High School students. Poe's poetry has stood the test of time and his unique style has made him a major literary figure. 

A fun fact worth mentioning—the Baltimore Ravens football team is named for one of his best-known poems, “The Raven.” To find out more about Egar Allan Poe, visit: www.poets.org.
Winnie the Pooh Day January 19

Winnie the Pooh Day commemorates author A.A. Milnes' birthday. He is the creator of the world's most beloved bear, Winnie the Pooh, and Pooh's adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood. To find out more fun facts visit: www.history.com.​

Elementary students will enjoy a special dish brightened with a touch of honey, inspired by the silly old bear's love for the sweet stuff.
Super Bowl Face-off Jan 28-Feb 1

Touchdown! In true football spirit, SLA will be celebrating the Super Bowl with a special competition of our own.

Inspired by the great appetizers created for tailgating parties, students will be able to try, and vote for their favorite version of Chicken Bite entrée variation. 
 
The Outdoor Activity of the Month is up on the SLA Facebook page.

Click on the picture to link directly to it!
 


Manage your student’s lunch account, and more, on your mobile device. 
 
 
 
This month, keep an eye out for...
Harvest of the Month
January
What fresh and locally available produce have our Chefs used to create this month's super tasty recipes? Check your Cafeteria Hub to find out!
Community: Our Home & Our World
January 9 - Take the Stairs Day
January 17 Benjamin Franklin's Birthday
January 21 1st Full Moon of the New Year
January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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