May 2014


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New England Channel News (NECN) Making the Grade report recently highlighted the unique partnership between the Mission Hill School and The Farm School in Athol, MA.  The Farm School is an educational non-profit that has been teaching students and adults about sustainability and farming for 25 years. Since 1997, the Mission Hill School has been partnering with The Farm School to bring students out to the farm each year for some hands on learning.  Check out the video on NECN.com!

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The application for FFVP for the 2014-2015 school year is now open!

The USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a federally funded program that provides fresh produce snacks (beyond school lunch and breakfast programs) to elementary schools during the school day.

For the first time ever, all Boston Public Elementary Schools are eligible to apply due to the district’s Community Eligibility status.

Why should you apply for FFVP at your elementary school?

The Fresh and Fruit and Vegetable Program is a chance for our students to receive an additional serving of fruits and vegetables during the school day, an opportunity to increase their familiarity with different fruits and vegetables and a chance to encourage lifelong healthier snacking habits.

If interested, click here to download the application form.  Email completed forms to Mackenzie Sehlke (msehlke[at]bostonpublicschools.org) by close of business on May 16, 2014. NO late applications will be considered. Please contact Mackenzie if you have any questions regarding the program application process.