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February News from SLA, our Food Service Provider
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Monday, February 04, 2019
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Parent Newsletter February 2019
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February 2019
February is a month to celebrate the things you love—and SLA certainly loves serving high quality, nutritious meals to students. We see every child we feed as an extension of our SLA family and we appreciate you allowing us the opportunity to serve them every day.

Our mission goes beyond serving freshly prepared meals. You’ll hear us say we want to provide students with the best 30 minutes of their day—and we are passionate about doing just that. From our friendly team members to our monthly promotional events, we dedicate everything we do to ensuring every child enjoys their entire dining experience from start to finish.

As you celebrate the people and things you love this month, we hope you take comfort in knowing you have a team of compassionate chefs and servers taking care of your child every day at school. 
We love what we do. We believe it is important.
February is Black History Month!
We hope you share this video with your family and take some time to learn more about the important role African Americans play in our country’s rich history. As your child learns more about this topic in school this month, we are celebrating Black History Month in our cafeterias as well. Our SLA team is proud to partner with our schools in an effort to educate and honor this celebration of our nation’s African American influencers. 
Mark Your Calendar!
 February 5 - Chinese New Year 
Lunar New Year rings in the Year of the Pig, for many East Asian cultures. The Lunar Year is about 354 days and is based on the phases of the moon rather than Earth's journey around the sun and the 365 days in the Solar Calendar. Did you know that a zodiac system has existed in Chinese culture for over 2,000 years? The zodiac cycle rotates every 12 years.
 February 14 - Valentine’s Day 
You don’t need candy, cards, and flowers to tell the people you care about that you love them. Sometimes it’s the things you say, not what you do, that means to most to your loved ones. No matter how you choose to spend your Valentine’s Day this year, we encourage you to spend it with the ones you appreciate and love the most. 
 February 15 - Susan B.
Anthony Day 

This day honors an important figure in American history. Susan B. Anthony was an advocate of women's rights. She campaigned over 40 years for the women's suffrage movement. She was also an anti-slavery activist who promoted several petitions to abolish slavery during the American Civil War. 
 February 21- International
Mother Language Day 

Finally, towards the end of the month, we celebrate International Mother Language Day. Dedicated in 2000 by UNESCO, the day celebrates the magnificent tapestry our 7,000 world languages weave, and promotes literacy for all children in their native language. This could be a great conversation starter at the dinner table and a time to share the language history of your own family.

1 1/2 lb Boneless Chicken Breasts
1 Large Onion, chopped 
3 Carrots, peeled and med. diced
4 tsp Fresh Thyme
4 tsp Fresh Rosemary
2 Stalks Celery, sliced
3 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 Bay Leaf
10 Cups Chicken Broth
8 oz Egg Noodle
Salt & Pepper TT

  1. In a slow cooker, combine the chicken, onion, carrots, thyme, rosemary, celery, garlic, and bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the broth. 
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with two forks. Discard the bay leaf and return the chicken to slow cooker. Add the egg noodles.
  3. Cook on low, covered, until al dente, 20 to 30 minutes.
Café Promotional Events
Black History Month
African American History Month is an annual celebration observed during the month of February. This promotion aims to educate students on some of the many inspiring and influential African American figures in our nation’s history.

To learn more about Black History Month, visit: https://asalh.or
Lunar New Year
February 5

The Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, is celebrated by many East Asian cultures. SLA will be celebrating the Chinese New Year, which falls on Tuesday, February 5th this year. In recognition of this day, our cafes will be serving an Asian-inspired dish during lunch.

To learn more about Lunar New Year, visit: https://www.britannica.com/
Valentine's Day 
February 14

Valentine's Day is a time to appreciate those you love - and SLA loves serving delicious meals to all of its students. To celebrate this day, our cafes will be serving a sweet treat with every lunch meal. 

We would LOVE for your child to join us on Thursday, February 14 so we can show them our appreciation through a freshly prepared meal and special treat. 
Presidents' Day 
Feb 18 - Feb 22

Presidents’ Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February every year. SLA is excited to partner with our schools to emphasize the importance of this holiday. In recognition of Presidents' Day, our cafes will be offering a presidential treat with every lunch meal. 

To learn more about Presidents’ Day, visit: www.history.com/topics/
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
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
February 6 - National Women & Girls in Sports Day
February 12 Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
February 15 Susan B Anthony Day
February 22 George Washington's Birthday
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