Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Parker-Varney holds official cafeteria kitchen ribbon-cutting

Elementary school lunches in Manchester are cooked in the commissary of Beech Street School and delivered every day to the other 13 elementary schools in the city. This school year, Parker-Varney Elementary School has been cooking and serving school lunches from its newly renovated kitchen. 

The school hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 16 for the kitchen, which is the result of last year's third grade research project to improve school lunch. Students surveyed all elementary schools in Manchester to find out students' likes, dislikes and suggestions. 

After collecting and analyzing the survey data, Parker-Varney's third graders proposed some solutions, which led to the approval of an on-site kitchen catered by Cafe Services. Students say lunch menus now offer new and different options more aligned with their tastes.

The school-wide assembly and ribbon-cutting celebrated the students' hard work and gave community members -- including Mayor Gatsas, several school board representatives, and school district administration -- the chance to see how students' voices can make a difference. Students leaders provided a tour of the kitchen facilities after the assembly program.

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