Nearly 40 PTA Officers from across the Cumberland County School system took part in a special leadership training session on Sept. 9 at the West Regional Library, sponsored by the Cumberland County District PTA Council (CCDPTAC).
State and District PTA officers shared valuable information and tips with the participants on how to become an effective PTA president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, chairman, and committee head. Information was also shared about the Council’s Oct. 14 Community Day and annual Arts Reflections Contest.
Published by Laurie Pender on September 11, 2017
For the 4th consecutive year, Cumberland County Schools (CCS) saw the district’s overall test score proficiency rise. The overall composite for 2016-17 rose 0.5% to 57.3%, from 56.8% in 2015-16. The CCS had 79.5% of its schools meet or exceed growth expectations. The State of North Carolina had 73.7% of its schools meet or exceed growth.
End-of-Grade (EOG) Assessments
Published by Laurie Pender on September 8, 2017
Fayetteville, NC – A group of 14 cafeteria managers from the Cumberland County School (CCS) system spent time during their summer break working with professional chefs while participating in the North Carolina K-12 Culinary Institute, held in Hoke and Sampson counties. The managers were able to enhance their culinary skills as Child Nutrition professionals, including sampling new recipes, learning some speed-scratch cooking techniques, and practicing techniques for creating eye-appealing presentations of fresh fruits and vegetables.
The N.C. K-12 Culinary Institute, designed to enhance nutrition offerings, is funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture Professional Standards Training Grant. The face-to-face and virtual institute was developed by the NCDPI School Nutrition Section and Chef Cyndie Story’s K-12 Culinary Team, in order to meet five core objectives:
The 2017 North Carolina K-12 Culinary Institute graduates included Child Nutrition Managers from:
Cape Fear High School
With the eight cafeteria managers who completed the training in 2016 and Menu Planners Carissa Gemar Harris and Linda Johnson and Cafeteria Training Manager Mary Novotney, the CCS has a total of 25 child nutrition professionals who have graduated from the professional chef designed and lead NC K-12 Culinary Institute.
The graduates are deemed Chef Ambassadors and will share their training with fellow Child Nutrition professionals in Cumberland County through a ‘train it forward’ program. Recipes from the K-12 Culinary Institute that will be featured on the lunch menus throughout the school year will include Buffalo chicken on flatbread, stir-fry California blend, Southwest chicken salad, and more..........................................................................................................................................
Published by Laurie Pender on August 30, 2017
NEW This Year!
There are now 2 options available for filling out a 2017 -2018 Free and Reduced-Priced Meal Application.
Applications can now be filled out online. To fill out the form visit www.LunchApplication.com and click on the “Apply Now” button on the left-hand side of the page.
Fill out a paper application. The completed form must be returned to your child’s school cafeteria or mailed to Cumberland County Schools, Child Nutrition Services, 810 Gillespie St., Fayetteville, NC 28306.
Only one application per family is required but all students and household members should be listed on the application.
A new application must be completed each year, and families may complete an application at any time during the school year. Students who were approved for benefits last year must complete a new application at the beginning of the new school year. Students may eat on last year’s status for either thirty (30) days or until a new application is processed whichever occurs first. Those students who do not have an approved meal application on file will need to pay for meals at the end of the grace period.
If you received a letter that you child is directly certified to receive meals, you do not need to complete an application for meal benefits. However, if your letter does not include the names of all students in the household, please call 910-678-2595 to let us know.
Students attending CEP schools do not have to submit an application. To view a list of the 2017-2018 CEP Schools, click here.
An application can be completed anytime during the school year if you feel that your family may qualify. If there is any change in income, job loss, additional household members added, etc., please check to see if your family qualifies for benefits. Parents are responsible for payment for any meal until the application is approved.
“In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800. 877.8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866.632.9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: 202.690.7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider..........................................................................................................................................
Published by Laurie Pender on July 17, 2017