BUSD Among “10 Best School Lunches” in U.S.

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Berkeley schools are rated at #7 on the “10 Best School Lunches in America” on

Some of the public schools (and, in some cases, entire districts) that made this list earned their place by overhauling pre-existing systems that were clearly in need of a makeover… Check out the slideshow to see how privileged these young students are when it comes to lunch, but prepare for some serious jealousy!

Nonfiction for Kids: 2 Great Blogs

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From the PTA Grants Committee’s Niki Laddish, who is a children’s publishing maven, come…

2 great online recs for finding kids’ nonfiction:

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  • Nonfiction Monday: Bloggers across the kidlitosphere celebrate Nonfiction Monday by writing about nonfiction books for kids on Monday.
  • The Nonfiction Detectives: Two intrepid librarians review the best nonfiction books for children.

Happy reading!

Great Kid Books Blog

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greatkidbooks.blogspot.comCheck out the Great Kid Books blog by Emerson Elementary‘s librarian Mary Ann Scheuer.

Ms. Scheuer’s many great posts help connect you and your family with great books for kids ages 4 to 14, as well as other related online resources (e.g. about the Common Core).

La Encuesta sobre el Desayuno Escolar

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Queridos padres, por favor tomense un minuto para responder a esta encuesta sobre los desayunos escolares. La encuesta esta patrocinada por un grupo de trabajo llevado por padres para la Nutrición del Desayuno escolar. Para responder a laencuesta en español clica aquí. Gracias.

Short Survey about School Breakfasts–for Parents

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Parents, please take a minute to fill out a half page survey about the school breakfasts. The survey is sponsored by the parent-led School Breakfast Nutrition Working Group. Thank you!

Best Apps for Teaching and Learning 2013

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AASL_BestApp 2013Attention, tech-minded parents and guardians! Check out the Best Apps for Teaching and Learning 2013 according to the American Association of School Librarians, who say these tools “foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration and are user friendly to encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.”