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National School Lunch Week is celebrated with guest servers

District leadership are special guest servers at Jackson Keller.

Board President Susan Galindo and Brian G. Gottardy, superintendent of schools (center) help out cafeteria staff members Ezequiel Gomez (left) and Veronica Mirandas (right) as special guest servers.

Lunch time, it’s the part of the school day all students look forward to and North East ISD recognized its importance during National School Lunch Week, Oct. 14 – 18. This year, the theme was "Take a Texas-Size Taste Tour," featuring foods from the great state of Texas. Schools throughout the district invited guest servers to take part in serving lunch. Guest servers included Board of Trustees, the NEISD superintendent, district leadership, school administration along with Leadership North East and PTA members.

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“National School Lunch Week celebrates the hard work and contribution of school food service professionals and recognizes the important link between healthy meals and success in the classroom,” said Sharon Glosson, Executive Director of School Nutrition. “NEISD serves 42,000 lunches each school day. We believe that participation in the school lunch program enables students to reach their full potential.”

Studies have shown that students who participate in the school lunch program consume twice the servings of fruits and vegetables and greater amounts of grains and dairy than children who eat lunch brought from home. A healthy diet can prevent illness, which is particularly important during flu season.

Dr. Gottardy speaks to student. Ron Clary gives out samples of food.
Principal Nicolai and Ashlee Lara Linda Cassidy
Colleen and Principal Working hard

The cafeteria staff at Jackson Keller run a tight ship. With only one line to serve students, they successfully managed to serve 876 students with only two minutes between the arrival of each class.

Top Left: Dr. Gottardy speaks with fifth grade student, Destinee, who helped the cafeteria staff as well.
Top Right: Associate Superintendent for Operation Ron Clary hands out samples of watermelon and blackberries to students.
Middle Left: Principal Anna Nicolai had a great time serving with teacher, Ashlee Lara.
Middle Right: Linda Cassidy steps away from her classroom where she teaches music to help serve.
Bottom Left: Principal Nicolai and Colleen Bohrman, executive director of curriculum compliance, enjoy a laugh as they serve students.
Bottom Right: Dr. Gottardy and Board President Susan Galindo had a great time interacting with the students.

Cibolo Green cafeteria staff
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kids eating lunch Jerry Comalander and cafeteria staff
student deciding what to eat

Guest servers at Cibolo Green Elementary School assisted cafeteria staff in feeding 560 hungry students on the last day of National School Lunch Week, Oct. 18. The cafeteria was decorated Texas style, reflecting this year's theme, "Take a Texas-Sized Taste Tour."

Top Photo: After all the hustle and bustle of the lunch period, the entire Cibolo Green cafeteria staff got together to celebrate a job well done. (L to R) Pat Combs, Susana Aguirre, Cristina Gutierrez, Cafeteria Manager Yuri Rodriguez, Olga Lopez and Delia Martinez.
Top Left: (L to R) PTA Treasurer at Cibolo Green Cindy Zagrzecki, Board Member Shannon Grona, and Board Member Brigitte Perkins take a short break for a photo.
Top Right: PTA President Christie Busenlehner (left) and PTA Secretary Maria Kusenberger were more than happy to dedicate their time to serving the Cibolo Green students.
Bottom Left: After being asked how the food was, these Cibolo Green students immediately gave a big thumbs up!
Bottom Right: Jerry Comalander, Executive Director of Athletics, takes a group photo with cafeteria staff before the lunch period.
Bottom Photo: A Cibolo Green student takes a look at the fresh fruit and vegetable offerings.

Kristen Ray of Stone Oak

Stone Oak Elementary School Principal Kristen Ray had a great time serving students on Oct. 16.

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At Northern Hills Elementary School the leadership team, Principal Randy Barr (left) and Shawn Hayden (right), served lunch to students on Oct. 16.

West Avenue leadership serve students.

The students at West Avenue Elementary School got a big kick out of having their prinicpal, Victor Saldana, and their Vice Principal, F. Delgado, serve them during National School
Lunch Week.



Posted on October 17, 2013