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Just a Pinch, Janet Tharpe

Brighten up school lunches with fun recipes

 Shhhh, don’t tell the kids, but it’s nearly back to school time again. 

I can hardly believe it myself. It seems just like yesterday that I finally got all the summer clothes ironed and hung up (Oh dear, I think that was yesterday). 

Well, no matter - summer wasn’t meant for chores anyway. 


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Angela McCrorey, School Food Service Director

Healthy lunch on the menu

Every day of the school year, the people in our school cafeterias work hard to give our students meals that taste great and provide the nutrition and energy our students need to grow strong and succeed in school. 

We know healthy, balanced meals make so much difference in how well students do in school and how healthy they are when they become adults.

Below are things you should know about our lunch program.

Our menus


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From release

District schools’ open house and registration schedules vary

 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Brooklyn Springs Elementary 

• Back-to-School/Open House for all students and parents is 6-7 p.m. Aug. 15. 

• Students who attended last year received their teacher assignments in their last report card of the 2012-13 school year.

Buford Elementary 


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Helpful tips from Walmart (Family Features)

Turn good lunchboxes into great lunchboxes

While moms want to make sure their kids eat a healthier lunch at school, it’s not always easy packing lunches that are good for them.


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LCSD 2012-2013 school year

Mark your calendar: students’ first day is August 20

By The Staff

Lancaster County School District students will start school again on August 20. Here are other important school dates to note:

2012
Aug. 10 - New personnel orientation
Aug. 13 - Teacher workday
Aug. 14 - Professional development (all teachers)
Aug. 14 - Districtwide meeting day
Aug. 15 – Teacher workday
Aug. 16 - Professional development (all teachers)
Aug. 17 - Professional development (all teachers)
Aug. 17 - First day for sixth and ninth grades - 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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Graceann Jones, RN, LCSD Lead Nurse

Tips to keep children healthy

Our children will be healthier and more successful in school if parents make sure their children do some very simple things.

In fact, taking these simple steps to make sure children are healthy — both mentally and physically — are probably the most important factors in how he or she does in school.

Here’s what you can do:


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CCA's 2012-2013 school year

Carolina Christian Academy schedule

By The Staff

Carolina Christian Academy will open its doors to students on August 20. Here are other important dates on the school’s calendar:


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What qualifies and what doesn't

State tax-free holiday coming up

By Reece Murphy

Heads up, parents! Here come two blatantly obvious observations: 1) It’s not cheap raising young’uns; and 2) every penny counts when you are raising children.


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Jason Alderman's Practical Money Skills

Back-to-school budgeting tips

The days when you could send your kids off to the first day of school with a lunchbox and a hug are long gone. Today’s back-to-school preparations likely include filing out piles of pre-enrollment paperwork, lining up carpools and, of course, the dreaded shopping excursions for clothes and school supplies.

If you’re new to this game or simply need a refresher course, here are a few suggestions that can help you save time, money and sanity:


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