Cicero District 99 is committed to ensuring that all of our students start the day with a healthy breakfast. Kids who eat breakfast tend to perform better in school, have better attendance rates, and display fewer behavior problems. We know that morning routines can be hectic and many kids aren’t hungry when they wake up and that is exactly why we provide breakfast every morning in a way that allows all students to participate, even after the bell.
Cicero District serves breakfast in a way that is accessible to students: Grab and Go to the Classroom
Grab and Go to the Classroom – students pick up breakfasts from mobile carts on the way to their classroom. Students have an opportunity during the first 15 minutes of class to eat breakfast with their classmates and get the fuel they need to be ready to learn.
BREAKFAST IS SERVED DAILY AT NO COST TO THE STUDENTS:
8:30 AM – 8:50 AM
UNITY JR. HIGH SCHOOL
7:50 AM - 8:05 AM
CHILDREN SHOULD NOT ARRIVE TO SCHOOL BEFORE THE DESIGNATED TIME AS SUPERVISION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE
COMMUNITY ELIGIBILITY OPTION
We are pleased to inform you that Cicero School District 99 offers an option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the current school year.
What does this mean for you and your children attending the school(s) identified above?
Great news for you and your students! All enrolled students of Cicero School District 99 are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the this school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application.
If we can be of any further assistance, please contact Jan Wolff at 708-863-8229.
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HEALTHY SCHOOL CELEBRATIONS
Providing alternatives to food as a reward promotes healthier habits by reducing exposure to less nutritious food items and, therefore, the amount of calorie-dense food items consumed (e.g. cakes, cookies, candy, etc.). This helps children develop improved food preferences and hunger cues to carry them throughout life.
Please help us in creating new celebration traditions that focus on healthier alternatives. For ideas on non-food alternatives, please review:
- Constructive Classroom Rewards Bonus Tip Sheet from The Quick & Easy Guide to School Wellness (from the Healthy Schools Campaign.)
Remember, all foods and beverages brought for parties must first be approved by the Principal’s office. Anyone delivering items for a school or classroom party must first stop by the office. It is important that we ensure that food allergies of any participants are known before serving any food item. Only pre-packaged, store-bought items are allowed. Cakes, candy and soda are not healthy options and will not be allowed.
Team Nutrition, an initiative of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, supports national efforts to promote lifelong healthy food choices and physical activity by improving the nutrition practices of the Child Nutrition Programs. We provide resources to schools, child care settings, and summer meal sites that participate in these programs.