Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Not only are local schools helping their students eat healthier, they are providing programs for the community to eat better as well.
In August of this year, Congress approved calorie limits on school lunches. Under the new regulations, cafeterias are required to serve twice as many fruits and vegetables while limiting proteins and carbohydrates. Students and school staff members in Greenbelt have noticed a significant change in the lunch menu since last year. Amir Baiyina, a senior at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, has noticed a difference in the lunch options available now as compared to his freshman year when cheesesteak sandwiches, chicken patties and French fries dominated the menu. “There definitely has been efforts to make it more healthy,” Baiyina said. Most students prefer the snack line according to Baiyina who says there are good days and bad days for lunch. …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Children receive certificates for being “most improved” in their class.
With only one week remaining in the 2011-2012 school year, students at Springhill Lake Elementary School celebrated their achievements before summer break begins. On Tuesday, May 29, Camp Fire USA and Prince George's County Councilwoman Ingrid Turner honored 42 students from Springhill Lake Elementary School for being the “Most Improved” in their class with certificates recognizing their academic achievements, and a luncheon featuring pizza, juice, carrots and dip, and patriotic cupcakes. "Camp Fire has been honoring the students from our neighborhood school for three years,” said Rosemary Pezzuto, CEO of Camp Fire USA. “We have chosen those who have really worked hard to improve as they often are not recognized." Camp Fire provides …
Monday, February 27, 2012
The Greenbelt Community Foundation presented checks for grant awards at its annual tea on Sunday afternoon.
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Monday, February 27, 2012
At its annual tea, the Greenbelt Community Foundation awarded grants for an animated video being created by Greenbelt youth for the city’s 75th Anniversary and for a program that will bring three artists into Greenbelt Elementary School. They also collected the pledges that provide money for future grants, from an audience of more than 100 that filled the Greenbelt Marriott’s Grand Ballroom on Sunday afternoon. Shayna Skolnik, the designer of Greenbelt’s 75th Anniversary logo — a hand-held seedling — said the logo reflects the foundation’s theme of providing money to people and organizations to nurture their seedling ideas. The logo was displayed at the ceremony. Barbara Simon, president of the Greenbelt Association for the Visual Arts (…
Monday, August 15, 2011
Greenbelt Federal Credit Union general manger says school supplies are still desperately needed for some Springhill Lake Elementary School students.
In time past, Greenbelt gave generously to the Greenbelt Federal Credit Union’s effort to collect school supplies for children in need at Springhill Lake Elementary School. Now, with the start of school one week away, donations are down. They began to drop last year, Cynthia Comproni, General Manager of the credit union said, explaining the program started several years ago and received substantial donations initially. Comproni thinks the lag is due to the economic downturn. This year, she said, “We’ve been doing it (taking donations) since last week and still are in desperate need.” As a result, Comproni announced she’s added a day to the deadline for drop-offs. Now donors have until Thursday to place supplies in one of the two drop-off …