• School Board Approves Lunch Program Increase

    The Board of Education approved a 25-cent increase for the district’s school lunch program during its meeting on August 18.

    Business Director Ron Bienkowski explained the school board would normally have made its decision to renew the district’s contract with Chartwells earlier in the year, but the state notified towns of provisions in some contracts with food providers that are not allowed by the Food and Drug Administration following an audit by the federal government.

  • Chartwells Introduces ‘Simply Good’ Program

    Parents and school community members should have received a letter within the past two weeks from Director of Dining Services Dan Shields and Resident Dietitian Jill Patterson, RD,  from Chartwells School Dining Services, to introduce its new Simply Good program ahead of the 2014-15 school year.

    Different versions of the letter were sent out to describe the program for the elementary schools, for Reed Intermediate School, for Newtown Middle School, and for Newtown High School.

  • Chartwells Offers Beverage Tasting Station At Reed

    As part of its celebration of March being National Nutrition Month, Chartwells offered a beverage tasting station at Reed Intermediate School on Tuesday, March 19, and Wednesday, March 20.

    For the first day of the beverage tasting station, students were offered orange-infused water.

    “It’s good,” said sixth grader Olivia Bronsnan, whose sentiments were echoed by others who tried to orange-infused water.