I have some really good news to share with all of you today. Mrs. Vorland has been working hard with the school lunch program and Westside Community Schools. At the beginning of September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the extension of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to continue offering free meals to children. The extension will run through December 20th or until funds are depleted. This benefit can also be accessed by students who attend Saint Joan of Arc. Starting Monday, all students will be able to receive school lunches at NO COST to you. Even more exciting is that we will be able to retroactively credit your Sycamore account for any lunches charged so far this school year. Your child will be offered one free lunch meal, but any plus one entrees will still be charged $1.15 and milk cost is still .40. When reviewing family lunch accounts today, I did see that there are a few unpaid lunch accounts from last year. This would be a great time to get caught up on your account.
I also want to share some great news about one of our parents, Candice Novak, mom of Teddie and Eleanore. Yesterday, Governor Pete Ricketts appointed Ms. Novak to the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County. This is such an honor and for Candice. You can read more about it here.
Kayleen Wallace, Principal