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. -x./, ::': i" ';! i "::;:.:: Proper sleep ,00your c00,,d,e00ds to 00oze off in --,......--BllJ _:i:t,. class, it could be due to more than a Elementary lecture. Longer school days, extracurricular activities, and after- U  schooljobsmake!odaysstudentSsleep deprivation, can lead to School Store busier than ever. 'Sleep debt," or [l 1  increased stress, moodiness and poor 00e.yoursc00oo, su.,e00an00 academic performance, says the ill"  novelty items at the now Elementary I ''" [ Better Sleep Council (www.better- L \\; 7 = School Store/ ,..._ sleep.org). .... Students have less ability to learn and retain new concepts when they B &k The store will be opening on Thursday, are sleepy. In addition, it is dangerous  ) Aug. 28, 2003 from 3 to 6 p.m.  for that same tired student to drive to P:C  school, since sleep deprivation can ds from the school store will be lead to impaired driving abilities. The e or elementary school field trips ! number of driving accidents caused and special equipment. Come and :  by fatigue is increasing steadily. Getting the proper amount of sleep check it out and help our elementary school at the same time. 7-12 student planners are also available from Character Education for $5.00. Planners can be purchased at the high school office during regular  school hours. Kindergarten school supplies 2 - boxes of 16 regular size crayons 4 - #2 lead pencils 1- box Kleenex 8 - glue sticks 1 - Fiskar pointed scissors 1- large pink eraser 2 - 8 oz. bottle white school glue 1 - note book, wide ruled 1 - large school bag (label with child's name) 1 - pkg. large plain white paper plates 2 - bottom pocket, plastic coated folders (label with child's name) 1- box of Crayola Classic Markers 1- Crayola watercolor set All items except book bag and folders will be shared in the classroom so you do not need to label them. Fourth grade school supplies 3 or 4 - No. 2 pencils 1 - Elmer's School Glue or glue stick 1-12 inch ruler with metric measurement 1 - scissors 1 - set of colored pencils (16 count or less) 1- large box Kleenex 2 - red pens 1- art shirt 2 - dry erase pen (water soluble) 1 - eraser 1 - plastic pencil bag that fits in trapper 1- box (16 count or less only) crayolas 1 - deck of cards 1- large storage crate - similar to milk crate 1 - clean old sock 1- Trapper Keeper with wide ruled loose leaf paper and 4 folders placed in the binders (different colors). NO art boxes! I'40 MAGIC MARKERS ! First grade school supplies is just as important to a student's health as diet and exercise. One way to be sure that your children get the proper amount of sleep is to create a comfortable sleep environment. Following are four factors that can help you create a "dreamy" sleep environment for students of any age: Mattress and foundation -- Be sure your child's mattress and foun- dation meet his or her needs for sup- port and comfort. It's difficult to get deep, restful sleep on a mattress that is too small, too soft, too hard or too old. Light -- Light is one of the body's most powerful time cues. A dark room is the most conducive for sleep, day or night. Noise -- Sudden, loud noises from inside or outside the home can disrupt sleep. Steady, low sounds like a fan or air conditioner are soothing because they help block out other noises. Temperature -- The ideal bed- room temperature is between 60 and 65 F, or 16to 18C. Teaching kids the art of etiquette Good manners go beyond not making faces in the mashed potatoes and remembering to say "please" and "thank you." Whether at home, in the classroom or on the playground, it's important to teach children to always show respect and courtesy to others. Just about any adult will say that children today are not as polite as he was as a child. How is that possible? Experts explain that good manners are not something you are born with. All children need to be taught such common courtesies as putting a nap- kin on a lap or calling an adult "Ma'am" or "Sir." "Children can 1- school bag 1- box of 24 crayolas 1- Fiskar pointed scissors Fifth g rade scargJ2/.t99.you0g to be taught the ; 1-1. ,gluo/aottl hite: EIet" s gltt :stick ...... : .......... ..... Supplies,--.= IV ,,,, " -. rudiments.teaching, i6e,f tooetiquette'pitiently nor oi" tooi:onlcan the 1, !trge,box.of Kl,enex  ..... 5 : 2p#ncils .....  , ,.. ..... sgienti0usly carried out," said Emily 5 - No, 2 pencils ....... 1- Red correcting pen Post in "Etiquette: The Blue Book of 1- 3-ring poetry folder (1 inch) 2 - pink or green eraser 2 - wide ruled spiral notebooks (120 pages) 1- plastic supply box 2 - pocket folders 2 - narrow tip Expo dry erase markers (non-toxic) 1- Art shirt (large, old) Please put your name on ALL supplies. Thank your Second grade school supplies 1- large box Kleenex 5 - No. 2 pencils 1- pink or green eraser 1- pencil box for Art 3 - pocket folders 1 ' 70-80 page spiral bound notebook 1- box of 24 crayolas 1- Fiskar pointed scissors 1 - glue 1- art shirt (large, old shirt) 1-set water base markers (optional) 2 - white-board markers 1- old sock for erasing white-, board 1 - regular size school bag to fit in a locker Third grade school supplies 1 - blue ballpoint pen 1 - 16 count crayolas 1- set of colored pencils 1- ruler with metric system on one side I - scissors 1- 4 oz. white glue 1- large box of Kleenex 2 - separate spiral notebooks 1- full size clipboard 1- art shirt 3 - pocket folders 1 - pkg. loose-leaf paper 1- dry erase marker NO TRAPPER KEEPERS! Sixth grade school supplies Bring everything the first day of school! 5 - #2 pencils 1- red correcting pen 1 -blue or black  ballpoint pen 1-16 count Crayolas (optional) 1- set of colored pencils 1 - ruler with metric system on one side (to 16th) 1 - scissors 2 - dry erase markers 1 - Hi-liter 50 - document protectors 1- 4 oz. white glue 1- large eraser 1- large box of Kleenex 5 - different pocket folders 1 - art shirt 1 - large 3-ring binder 2 - notebook or loose-leaf paper 1 - clean old sock 1 - deck of cards (optional) What's new at Ortonville School? Direct instruction James Knoll Elementary School will be implementing the "Direct Instruction" supplemental reading program for grades K-3. This program will be funded through the federal REAP grant and will help to ensure that students will be reading at or above their grade level. This program will also help the Ortonville School to meet the reading requirements for the "No Child Left Behind" legislation. Social Usage," which was first pub- lished in 1922. Proper etiquette and respect for others should be instilled in young people so that they grow up to be well-mannered adults. The following are some basic social graces that no child should be without: NOT-SO-COMMON COURTESIES Teach your child to address adults by their last names. It is what you say that your child will echo. Don't expect your kids to call the neighbors the Porters if you call them Betty and Pete. If it's so important to say "thank you," then why is writing a thank-you note a dying art? After birthdays, hol- idays or any occasion when your School lunch Tuesday, Sept. 2 Breakfast: Cereal Choices, Cinnamon Wheat Toast, Apple Sauce, Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Dinner Rolls, Green Beans or Mixed Fruit Sauce Wednesday, Sept. 3 Breakfast: Cereal Choices, Cinnamon Wheat Toast, Orange Juice, Milk Lunch: Cheeseburger, Pickles, Tutor Tots, Juice Choices, OPTION- AL CHOICE 4-12: Baked Potato/Meat/Cheese  Thursday, Sept. 4 Breakfast:Cereal Choices or Trix Yogurt, Cinnamon Wheat Toast, Mixed Fruit Sauce, Milk Lunch: 4-12 Foot Longs, French Fries, K-3 Regular Hot Dog, Smiley Fries, Baked Beans, Diced Pear Sauce Friday, Sept. 5 Breakfast: Cereal Choices, Cinnamon Wheat Toast, Fresh Apple Half, Milk Lunch: 4-12 Stuffed Crust Pizza, K-3 Cheese Pizza, Garden Salad, Applesauce, Cookie, OPTIONAL CHOICE 4-12: Baked Potato/Meat/Cheese Monday, Sept. 8 Breakfast: Cereal Choices OR Breakfast Pizza, Apple Sauce, Milk Lunch: Italian Spaghetti, Cheesy French Bread, Garden Salad, Mixed Fruit Sauce, OPTIONAL CHOICE 4-12: Baked Potato/Meat/Cheese Tuesday, Sept. 9 Breakfast: Cereal Choices or Trix Yogurt, Cinnamon Wheat Toast, Diced Pear Sauce, Milk Lunch: 4-12 Chickenwich Fruit Bar, Ice Cream Sandwich, K-3 Chicken Nuggets, Bread Slice, Grapes, Fortune Cookie, Mashed Potaotes, Gravy 1 - ruler with Metric markings 1- pencil box 1- box of 24 Crayola 2 - red checking pencils 4 - No. 2 pencils 1- bottle glue 1 - eraser 2 - pocket folders 1- pointed scissor 4" 1- large box Kleenex 1- art shirt 1 - 200 count wide-ruled loose- leaf paper 2 - 70 count wide-ruled notebooks 2 - narrow tip dry erase markers (non-toxic) 1- set colored pencils. 1 - clean old sock 1- ',back" pack - NOT duffel size bags - (duffel size bags will not fit in the new lockers) NO TRAPPER KEEPERS! Save this paper !0r recycling is vital to school success in sharing and taking Before you kids about manners, t important things: by watching prodigy can do. Two, kids for what than always did wrong. Finally, home too. Just have company practices should But stunt your child's a while, if no one the mashed and a carrot nose should be you eat with your "SLEEP DEBT," or sleep deprivation, can have a negative impact on students' academic performance and overall health. What's new child has received a gift, it is polite to promptly send a handwritten thank- you note. Many stores now carry matching invitations and thank-you cards in kids' themes. Save yourself a trip, and buy them both at once. Another dying art is the R.S.V.P. Don't just teach your child to respond and to do so on time. Stress the importance of responding to invita- tions, explaining why letting the host know that you are coming is impor- tant for figuring out how much food and drink to buy, how many seats to put out and how many party favors to make. GIRL, OR BOY, INTERRUPTING Interrupting is perhaps the most nerve-testing rude behavior, warrant- ing its own category. Assure your children that whatever the matter is, it can usually wait a minute or two, until you are off the phone, finished with the store clerk or have pulled away from the drive-up bank teller. Rather than snapping at his 10th try for your attention, respond to his first attempt by saying calmly, "I want to help you, and I will once I am done speaking with Aunt Pat." Learning not to interrupt is a lesson New com lab As technology, we of our computer allow our students advanced digital skills. MEAL PROGRAM For 2003-2004 School Year- Ortonville Public The Ortonville School is pleased to participate in the National School Lunch Program so that we can provide nutritious meals at very reasonable prices. This program also allows us to provide free and reduced-priced meals for those families that qualify. THE FREE AND REDUCED PLAN ENTITLES YOUR CHILD TO ONE BREAKFAST MEAL AND ONE LUNCII MEAL. The breakfast program will be offered again this year. Breakfast for K-6, ECSE, Headstart, and 7-12 students qualifying for reduced meals will be served at no charge to the students. K-6 and ECSE will be served breakfast with their class after the school day begins. Grades 7-12 will be served breakfast each day between 8:00-8:15 and 9:11-9:23 AM. All meals served must meet pitte 6gth'5]ish6d 5-the" U,S. Dept. of Agriculture. However, if a child has been determined by a physician to have a disability and the disability prevents the child from eating the regular meal, this school will make modifications or substitutions prescribed by the physician at no additional charge. SCHOOL LUNCII RULES AND CHARGES The goal of the Ortonville Food Service is to offer our students quality food items with a variety of choices. Your help as parents is greatly appreciated. In order to serve meals efficiently to our students and economically for parents, we have established the following policy: 1. Prepayment for meal accounts is required. 2. ALL STUDENTS (Including Free & Reduced) must pay cash/money in lunch line or predeposit cash/money for second meals and extra food items in their meal accounts. A second breakfast charge is $1.25. A second lunch charge is $2.50. 3. Red slips will be given to students when their account balance is low. 4. Student meal cards with a zero balance, or deficit (minus) balance, will be withheld until account payment is made. This includes new meal cards issued for the 2003-04 school year. 5. Students falling to bring their cards must go to the back of the lunch line. 6. Students will be denied meals when their account reaches a negative (-$15.00). 7. Students may NOT use another student's meal card - NO EXCEPTIONS. 8. Payments received on any given day will be credited to the students' account for the following school day. 9. Parents may contact the elementary office for meal account balances and reports. 10. All students will receive ONE NEW lunch card to be used for the 2003-04 school year. 11. Lost and damaged cards will be replaced at the Elementary office for a fee of $1.00. 12. Students will be supervised by their teachers. Parents are encouraged to bring completed Free & Reduced Applications, and bring or send money for meals to the elementary school office during the week of August 25-30, before school starts. Please contact Sue Hanratty or Marcy Fellows at 839- 6181 with questions or concerns. FREE / REDUCED APPLICATIONS To apply for free and reduced-price school meals, complete the Application for Educational Benefits according to the instructions below, and return the completed application to the District Office right away. HOW TO APPLY FOR FREE YOU HAVE ONE OR MORE RECEIVE MFIP, FOOD STAMP BENEFITS: Complete Section 1, 2 and 4 of the Educational Benefits. If you also need to your household who do not receive FDPIR benefits then also complete Se application to be approved, you must case number of each child, and the member. The adult signing the provide a Social Security number completed. HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR FOSTER Complete Sections 1, 2 and 4 of Educational Benefits. In Section 2, foster care funds received specifically for use, or indicate "none" if no use. The adult signing the applicati provide a Social Security number. application for each foster child. HOW TO APPLY FOB SCHOOL MEALS FOF HOUSEHOLD Household income at or below those qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Household size  1 ..... 16;61'3  1,385 " ,2 3 28,231 4 ....... 34,040 ..... 5 39,849 3,321 6 45,658 3,805 7 51,467 4,289 8 57,276 4,773 For each additional Family member add: +5,809 +485 To qualify based on of the Application for Educat completely filled out: : Names and other in the household (except fos : Names, DOB, Social monthly incomes for 1 adults in the related and unrelated adults who expenses. Also include college students ;chool. Show all monthly income for anything was taken out. For farm mcomes show only net income, after before taxes. : The date and numbers of the adult househo application. Verification: If you submit an approved, the application ty and/or the MN Department of the school year. School officials may that your children are eligible for free or I Your child's eligibility status for free may be verified with any data including data from MN Departments .... Revenue and Human Services. Fair Hearing: If you do not agree your application, you will be given the decision with us and t( this by calling or writing: James Education, 244 S. Minnesota Street, Phone (320) 839-3419. Reporting Changes: If your reduced-price meals based on notify the school if your household income increases by or $600.00 per year. If you: they have been approved for MFIP or benefits, you must notify the school  longer receiving the benefits. Data Privacy: Information household income or receipt of Application for Educational Bene child's eligibility for "free," "r school meals is also private data. the Information That You "Privacy of Your Child's back page of the Application student's school meal eli any other purpose without a writing. Reapplication: Reapply if you do no qualify for this time but you think you may I could be based on an increase to t decrease in household income, un placed foster child, or appro FDPIR benefits. We will approved or denied. IN LAW AND U.S. DEPT. OF INSTITUTION IS P RI DISCRIMINATING ON THE NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, AG] To file a complaint, Civil Rights, Room Independence Ave., SW, Washit call 202-720-5964 (oice and opportunity provider and Help With Application: help in filling out the application school at (320) 839-6181. RETURN Attn: Ortonville public Page 6b INDEPENDENT . -x./, ::': i" ';! i "::;:.:: Proper sleep ,00your c00,,d,e00ds to 00oze off in --,......--BllJ _:i:t,. class, it could be due to more than a Elementary lecture. Longer school days, extracurricular activities, and after- U  schooljobsmake!odaysstudentSsleep deprivation, can lead to School Store busier than ever. 'Sleep debt," or [l 1  increased stress, moodiness and poor 00e.yoursc00oo, su.,e00an00 academic performance, says the ill"  novelty items at the now Elementary I ''" [ Better Sleep Council (www.better- L \\; 7 = School Store/ ,..._ sleep.org). .... Students have less ability to learn and retain new concepts when they B &k The store will be opening on Thursday, are sleepy. In addition, it is dangerous  ) Aug. 28, 2003 from 3 to 6 p.m.  for that same tired student to drive to P:C  school, since sleep deprivation can ds from the school store will be lead to impaired driving abilities. The e or elementary school field trips ! number of driving accidents caused and special equipment. Come and :  by fatigue is increasing steadily. Getting the proper amount of sleep check it out and help our elementary school at the same time. 7-12 student planners are also available from Character Education for $5.00. Planners can be purchased at the high school office during regular  school hours. Kindergarten school supplies 2 - boxes of 16 regular size crayons 4 - #2 lead pencils 1- box Kleenex 8 - glue sticks 1 - Fiskar pointed scissors 1- large pink eraser 2 - 8 oz. bottle white school glue 1 - note book, wide ruled 1 - large school bag (label with child's name) 1 - pkg. large plain white paper plates 2 - bottom pocket, plastic coated folders (label with child's name) 1- box of Crayola Classic Markers 1- Crayola watercolor set All items except book bag and folders will be shared in the classroom so you do not need to label them. Fourth grade school supplies 3 or 4 - No. 2 pencils 1 - Elmer's School Glue or glue stick 1-12 inch ruler with metric measurement 1 - scissors 1 - set of colored pencils (16 count or less) 1- large box Kleenex 2 - red pens 1- art shirt 2 - dry erase pen (water soluble) 1 - eraser 1 - plastic pencil bag that fits in trapper 1- box (16 count or less only) crayolas 1 - deck of cards 1- large storage crate - similar to milk crate 1 - clean old sock 1- Trapper Keeper with wide ruled loose leaf paper and 4 folders placed in the binders (different colors). NO art boxes! I'40 MAGIC MARKERS ! First grade school supplies is just as important to a student's health as diet and exercise. One way to be sure that your children get the proper amount of sleep is to create a comfortable sleep environment. Following are four factors that can help you create a "dreamy" sleep environment for students of any age: Mattress and foundation -- Be sure your child's mattress and foun- dation meet his or her needs for sup- port and comfort. It's difficult to get deep, restful sleep on a mattress that is too small, too soft, too hard or too old. Light -- Light is one of the body's most powerful time cues. A dark room is the most conducive for sleep, day or night. Noise -- Sudden, loud noises from inside or outside the home can disrupt sleep. Steady, low sounds like a fan or air conditioner are soothing because they help block out other noises. Temperature -- The ideal bed- room temperature is between 60 and 65 F, or 16to 18C. Teaching kids the art of etiquette Good manners go beyond not making faces in the mashed potatoes and remembering to say "please" and "thank you." Whether at home, in the classroom or on the playground, it's important to teach children to always show respect and courtesy to others. Just about any adult will say that children today are not as polite as he was as a child. How is that possible? Experts explain that good manners are not something you are born with. All children need to be taught such common courtesies as putting a nap- kin on a lap or calling an adult "Ma'am" or "Sir." "Children can 1- school bag 1- box of 24 crayolas 1- Fiskar pointed scissors Fifth g rade scargJ2/.t99.you0g to be taught the ; 1-1. ,gluo/aottl hite: EIet" s gltt :stick ...... : .......... ..... Supplies,--.= IV ,,,, " -. rudiments.teaching, i6e,f tooetiquette'pitiently nor oi" tooi:onlcan the 1, !trge,box.of Kl,enex  ..... 5 : 2p#ncils .....  , ,.. ..... sgienti0usly carried out," said Emily 5 - No, 2 pencils ....... 1- Red correcting pen Post in "Etiquette: The Blue Book of 1- 3-ring poetry folder (1 inch) 2 - pink or green eraser 2 - wide ruled spiral notebooks (120 pages) 1- plastic supply box 2 - pocket folders 2 - narrow tip Expo dry erase markers (non-toxic) 1- Art shirt (large, old) Please put your name on ALL supplies. Thank your Second grade school supplies 1- large box Kleenex 5 - No. 2 pencils 1- pink or green eraser 1- pencil box for Art 3 - pocket folders 1 ' 70-80 page spiral bound notebook 1- box of 24 crayolas 1- Fiskar pointed scissors 1 - glue 1- art shirt (large, old shirt) 1-set water base markers (optional) 2 - white-board markers 1- old sock for erasing white-, board 1 - regular size school bag to fit in a locker Third grade school supplies 1 - blue ballpoint pen 1 - 16 count crayolas 1- set of colored pencils 1- ruler with metric system on one side I - scissors 1- 4 oz. white glue 1- large box of Kleenex 2 - separate spiral notebooks 1- full size clipboard 1- art shirt 3 - pocket folders 1 - pkg. loose-leaf paper 1- dry erase marker NO TRAPPER KEEPERS! Sixth grade school supplies Bring everything the first day of school! 5 - #2 pencils 1- red correcting pen 1 -blue or black  ballpoint pen 1-16 count Crayolas (optional) 1- set of colored pencils 1 - ruler with metric system on one side (to 16th) 1 - scissors 2 - dry erase markers 1 - Hi-liter 50 - document protectors 1- 4 oz. white glue 1- large eraser 1- large box of Kleenex 5 - different pocket folders 1 - art shirt 1 - large 3-ring binder 2 - notebook or loose-leaf paper 1 - clean old sock 1 - deck of cards (optional) What's new at Ortonville School? Direct instruction James Knoll Elementary School will be implementing the "Direct Instruction" supplemental reading program for grades K-3. This program will be funded through the federal REAP grant and will help to ensure that students will be reading at or above their grade level. This program will also help the Ortonville School to meet the reading requirements for the "No Child Left Behind" legislation. Social Usage," which was first pub- lished in 1922. Proper etiquette and respect for others should be instilled in young people so that they grow up to be well-mannered adults. The following are some basic social graces that no child should be without: NOT-SO-COMMON COURTESIES Teach your child to address adults by their last names. It is what you say that your child will echo. Don't expect your kids to call the neighbors the Porters if you call them Betty and Pete. If it's so important to say "thank you," then why is writing a thank-you note a dying art? After birthdays, hol- idays or any occasion when your School lunch Tuesday, Sept. 2 Breakfast: Cereal Choices, Cinnamon Wheat Toast, Apple Sauce, Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Dinner Rolls, Green Beans or Mixed Fruit Sauce Wednesday, Sept. 3 Breakfast: Cereal Choices, Cinnamon Wheat Toast, Orange Juice, Milk Lunch: Cheeseburger, Pickles, Tutor Tots, Juice Choices, OPTION- AL CHOICE 4-12: Baked Potato/Meat/Cheese  Thursday, Sept. 4 Breakfast:Cereal Choices or Trix Yogurt, Cinnamon Wheat Toast, Mixed Fruit Sauce, Milk Lunch: 4-12 Foot Longs, French Fries, K-3 Regular Hot Dog, Smiley Fries, Baked Beans, Diced Pear Sauce Friday, Sept. 5 Breakfast: Cereal Choices, Cinnamon Wheat Toast, Fresh Apple Half, Milk Lunch: 4-12 Stuffed Crust Pizza, K-3 Cheese Pizza, Garden Salad, Applesauce, Cookie, OPTIONAL CHOICE 4-12: Baked Potato/Meat/Cheese Monday, Sept. 8 Breakfast: Cereal Choices OR Breakfast Pizza, Apple Sauce, Milk Lunch: Italian Spaghetti, Cheesy French Bread, Garden Salad, Mixed Fruit Sauce, OPTIONAL CHOICE 4-12: Baked Potato/Meat/Cheese Tuesday, Sept. 9 Breakfast: Cereal Choices or Trix Yogurt, Cinnamon Wheat Toast, Diced Pear Sauce, Milk Lunch: 4-12 Chickenwich Fruit Bar, Ice Cream Sandwich, K-3 Chicken Nuggets, Bread Slice, Grapes, Fortune Cookie, Mashed Potaotes, Gravy 1 - ruler with Metric markings 1- pencil box 1- box of 24 Crayola 2 - red checking pencils 4 - No. 2 pencils 1- bottle glue 1 - eraser 2 - pocket folders 1- pointed scissor 4" 1- large box Kleenex 1- art shirt 1 - 200 count wide-ruled loose- leaf paper 2 - 70 count wide-ruled notebooks 2 - narrow tip dry erase markers (non-toxic) 1- set colored pencils. 1 - clean old sock 1- ',back" pack - NOT duffel size bags - (duffel size bags will not fit in the new lockers) NO TRAPPER KEEPERS! Save this paper !0r recycling is vital to school success in sharing and taking Before you kids about manners, t important things: by watching prodigy can do. Two, kids for what than always did wrong. Finally, home too. Just have company practices should But stunt your child's a while, if no one the mashed and a carrot nose should be you eat with your "SLEEP DEBT," or sleep deprivation, can have a negative impact on students' academic performance and overall health. What's new child has received a gift, it is polite to promptly send a handwritten thank- you note. Many stores now carry matching invitations and thank-you cards in kids' themes. Save yourself a trip, and buy them both at once. Another dying art is the R.S.V.P. Don't just teach your child to respond and to do so on time. Stress the importance of responding to invita- tions, explaining why letting the host know that you are coming is impor- tant for figuring out how much food and drink to buy, how many seats to put out and how many party favors to make. GIRL, OR BOY, INTERRUPTING Interrupting is perhaps the most nerve-testing rude behavior, warrant- ing its own category. Assure your children that whatever the matter is, it can usually wait a minute or two, until you are off the phone, finished with the store clerk or have pulled away from the drive-up bank teller. Rather than snapping at his 10th try for your attention, respond to his first attempt by saying calmly, "I want to help you, and I will once I am done speaking with Aunt Pat." Learning not to interrupt is a lesson New com lab As technology, we of our computer allow our students advanced digital skills. MEAL PROGRAM For 2003-2004 School Year- Ortonville Public The Ortonville School is pleased to participate in the National School Lunch Program so that we can provide nutritious meals at very reasonable prices. This program also allows us to provide free and reduced-priced meals for those families that qualify. THE FREE AND REDUCED PLAN ENTITLES YOUR CHILD TO ONE BREAKFAST MEAL AND ONE LUNCII MEAL. The breakfast program will be offered again this year. Breakfast for K-6, ECSE, Headstart, and 7-12 students qualifying for reduced meals will be served at no charge to the students. K-6 and ECSE will be served breakfast with their class after the school day begins. Grades 7-12 will be served breakfast each day between 8:00-8:15 and 9:11-9:23 AM. All meals served must meet pitte 6gth'5]ish6d 5-the" U,S. Dept. of Agriculture. However, if a child has been determined by a physician to have a disability and the disability prevents the child from eating the regular meal, this school will make modifications or substitutions prescribed by the physician at no additional charge. SCHOOL LUNCII RULES AND CHARGES The goal of the Ortonville Food Service is to offer our students quality food items with a variety of choices. Your help as parents is greatly appreciated. In order to serve meals efficiently to our students and economically for parents, we have established the following policy: 1. Prepayment for meal accounts is required. 2. ALL STUDENTS (Including Free & Reduced) must pay cash/money in lunch line or predeposit cash/money for second meals and extra food items in their meal accounts. A second breakfast charge is $1.25. A second lunch charge is $2.50. 3. Red slips will be given to students when their account balance is low. 4. Student meal cards with a zero balance, or deficit (minus) balance, will be withheld until account payment is made. This includes new meal cards issued for the 2003-04 school year. 5. Students falling to bring their cards must go to the back of the lunch line. 6. Students will be denied meals when their account reaches a negative (-$15.00). 7. Students may NOT use another student's meal card - NO EXCEPTIONS. 8. Payments received on any given day will be credited to the students' account for the following school day. 9. Parents may contact the elementary office for meal account balances and reports. 10. All students will receive ONE NEW lunch card to be used for the 2003-04 school year. 11. Lost and damaged cards will be replaced at the Elementary office for a fee of $1.00. 12. Students will be supervised by their teachers. Parents are encouraged to bring completed Free & Reduced Applications, and bring or send money for meals to the elementary school office during the week of August 25-30, before school starts. Please contact Sue Hanratty or Marcy Fellows at 839- 6181 with questions or concerns. FREE / REDUCED APPLICATIONS To apply for free and reduced-price school meals, complete the Application for Educational Benefits according to the instructions below, and return the completed application to the District Office right away. HOW TO APPLY FOR FREE YOU HAVE ONE OR MORE RECEIVE MFIP, FOOD STAMP BENEFITS: Complete Section 1, 2 and 4 of the Educational Benefits. If you also need to your household who do not receive FDPIR benefits then also complete Se application to be approved, you must case number of each child, and the member. The adult signing the provide a Social Security number completed. HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR FOSTER Complete Sections 1, 2 and 4 of Educational Benefits. In Section 2, foster care funds received specifically for use, or indicate "none" if no use. The adult signing the applicati provide a Social Security number. application for each foster child. HOW TO APPLY FOB SCHOOL MEALS FOF HOUSEHOLD Household income at or below those qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Household size  1 ..... 16;61'3  1,385 " ,2 3 28,231 4 ....... 34,040 ..... 5 39,849 3,321 6 45,658 3,805 7 51,467 4,289 8 57,276 4,773 For each additional Family member add: +5,809 +485 To qualify based on of the Application for Educat completely filled out: : Names and other in the household (except fos : Names, DOB, Social monthly incomes for 1 adults in the related and unrelated adults who expenses. Also include college students ;chool. Show all monthly income for anything was taken out. For farm mcomes show only net income, after before taxes. : The date and numbers of the adult househo application. Verification: If you submit an approved, the application ty and/or the MN Department of the school year. School officials may that your children are eligible for free or I Your child's eligibility status for free may be verified with any data including data from MN Departments .... Revenue and Human Services. Fair Hearing: If you do not agree your application, you will be given the decision with us and t( this by calling or writing: James Education, 244 S. Minnesota Street, Phone (320) 839-3419. Reporting Changes: If your reduced-price meals based on notify the school if your household income increases by or $600.00 per year. If you: they have been approved for MFIP or benefits, you must notify the school  longer receiving the benefits. Data Privacy: Information household income or receipt of Application for Educational Bene child's eligibility for "free," "r school meals is also private data. the Information That You "Privacy of Your Child's back page of the Application student's school meal eli any other purpose without a writing. Reapplication: Reapply if you do no qualify for this time but you think you may I could be based on an increase to t decrease in household income, un placed foster child, or appro FDPIR benefits. We will approved or denied. IN LAW AND U.S. DEPT. OF INSTITUTION IS P RI DISCRIMINATING ON THE NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, AG] To file a complaint, Civil Rights, Room Independence Ave., SW, Washit call 202-720-5964 (oice and opportunity provider and Help With Application: help in filling out the application school at (320) 839-6181. RETURN Attn: Ortonville public Page 6b INDEPENDENT