Litchfield Public Schools PO Box 167 Litchfield , NE 68852-0167 Phone : 308-446-2244
February 2017 The “ Lovely ” Issue
Locally-Sourced Food a Success at Litchfield Schools By : Joseph Ptacnik
Litchfield ’ s already amazing lunch program became even greater when , on January 19th , they kicked off the inclusion of fresh beef from the Farm to School program . Lunch was roast beef , roasted potatoes and carrots , dinner roll , and salad bar . Student Tyren Howard said , “ The food was amazing , I loved the meat and potatoes .”
Student Editors : Lori Bay , Rachel Linden , Amanda McClain , Tyren Howard , Joseph Ptacnik , RaNay Casper , & Tyla Runyan
1 Locally-Sourced Food at LPS 2 Love Your Pet 2 World Heart Day 3 Senior Spotlight 4 Valentine ’ s Day 4 Bubblegum Day 5 Sports Highlights 5 General Fund 6 December School Board Minutes 7 January School Board Minutes 8 Superintendent ’ s Report 9 Principal ’ s Report
10 Counselor ’ s Corner 11 February Lunch Menu 12 Preschool Enrollment
The beef was generously donated by Gary and Diane Feldman and family . Twin Loups Quality Meats in Saint Paul , NE processed the meat . Sherman Valley Farm Bureau donated $ 300 for processing . The side vegetables came from Trotter ’ s Greenhouse and Manager Gary Lawrence and Jackie Finney came for lunch . We would like to thank them for their hard work and the contributions that they make to the lunch program . In addition to local contributors , Mitch Rippe from the Nebraska Beef Council came to discuss the health of beef and what it does for Nebraska . Mackenzie Johnston from the Nebraska Cattlemen ' s Association , came to lunch as well . She explained how grateful we should be for the benefits of beef . In addition , students got to hear from visitors from the Sherman County Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Department of Education .
Litchfield Schools would like to thank the Feldman family , the greenhouse staff , Tom Smedra , Mitch Rippe , Mackenzie Johnston , Mr . Brian Johnson ( FFA sponsor ), Twin Loups Quality Meats , and our amazing kitchen staff for the delicious and educational experience .
If you are interested in donating to the Farm to School Program , please contact Mr . Brian Johnson or Janice Reynolds at ( 308 ) 446-2244 .
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