School Breakfast Program

Food Service Announcement - School Breakfast Program
Posted on 01/02/2024
Dear MAPS Families,

                I hope everyone had a great holiday season.  We are contacting you today to remind you of our school breakfast program.  School breakfast is provided to the student at no cost to the family for the remainder of the 23-24 school year.  Your schools breakfast will begin at 8:45 till 9:30 at Sandy Knoll, 8:50 till 9:05 at Graveraet, 8:20 till 9:25 at Cherry Creek, and 8:50 till 9:15 at Superior Hills.  Breakfast can be picked up at the Cafeteria at Cherry Creek, Sandy Knoll, and Graveraet, it is available in the compass at Superior Hills.  Here are a few fun facts about breakfast.  Here are five ways school breakfast benefits kids:

#1. Higher Test Scores: Hunger makes school harder. Students who eat school breakfast achieve higher scores on standardized tests.

#2. Calmer Classrooms: Children who do not regularly get enough nutritious food to eat tend to have significantly higher levels of behavioral, emotional and educational problems.

#3. Fewer Trips To The Nurse: When kids come to school hungry, they visit the school nurse more often due to stomachaches and headaches. Kids who struggle with hunger are also likely to be sick more often, slower to recover from illness, hospitalized more frequently and more susceptible to obesity.

#4. Stronger Attendance & Graduation Rates: Students who eat school breakfast attend more school days. Chronic absenteeism, defined as missing three weeks or more of school, decreases by 6 percentage points on average when students have access to Breakfast After the Bell. Attendance is important, as students who attend class more regularly are 20 percent more likely to graduate from high school.

#5. Maximizes Our Country’s Future: When children are hungry, they struggle to grow up into strong, healthy and productive members of our society. This comes at a massive cost to the American economy and its potential.12.


If you have questions or would like additional information please contact me at [email protected], or 906-225-4245.
 
Thank you
Chris Collins, Food Service Director