Dear Bristol Elementary School Families, Teachers, and
After more than 25 years of dedication to children’s health
and tasty cooking for kids, Lorraine Thompson will be retiring at the end of
this school year. During her tenure as Food
Service Manager of the Bristol School, Lorraine has seen many changes in our
understanding of nutrition and the role of school meals in maintaining student
health and well being in school. With
each change and development, Lorraine
has shown her enthusiasm to learn and grow as a professional and has demonstrated
her care of students by working hard to improve school menus.
Lorraine’s work was rewarded when the Bristol School won the
USDA’s Healthier US School Challenge Silver Award earlier this year. This award represents many months of hard
work to refine menus in order to ensure that they meet high nutritional
and her staff worked along with other school professionals to meet the
challenge, highlighting and enhancing wellness activities in the Bristol Elementary School that support student’s
ability to thrive and grow in school
On Friday May 31, Lorraine and her staff will receive their
plaque and banner from the USDA for the Healthier US School Challenge Award
which will be presented by a member of the VT Child Nutrition Office staff . Please consider joining us for this short but
important ceremony to honor staff efforts to make Bristol Elementary School
a healthy place for kids to learn and grow.
As we say farewell to Lorraine and wish her well we begin
the search for someone to serve as Food Service Manager in the BES kitchen. The
ANESU Food Service Cooperative is committed to making sure that this individual
will continue to bring students more and more delicious, healthy meals to
support their learning and growth each day.
We will look for an individual who is also committed to bringing local
and fresh food into the kitchen, exposing students to a wide variety of tasty
foods, and continuing efforts towards increased wellness for the entire school
community. Along with Bertha and Patty our
entire Cooperative Food Service team will work hard to make the transition as
seamless as possible.
Please feel free to contact me anytime if you have comments
or ideas to share about this change and opportunity and once again we hope you
will join us on Friday May 31st to celebrate healthy meals and
wellness in our school, honor Lorraine Thompson for her service and skill, and
bid her a fond farewell.
Katherine Alexander, Director
ANESU Food Service Cooperative
802-453-2333 ext. 1004