September 2009 Newsletter
Dates to Remember
July checks will be mailed August 28, 2009.
July second invoice checks will be mailed on September 11, 2009.
August forms are due in the office by September 8, 2009 at 9:00AM.
Meal Rates 2009-2010
The following meal rates have been announced for the 2009-2010 fiscal year, effective July 1, 2009 - June 30 2010.
Tier 1 Tier 2
Breakfast $1.19 $0.44
Lunch/Dinner $2.21 $1.33
Snack $0.66 $0.18
First Step Fall Reminders ...
*Effective October 1, 2009, all children without renewals will be withdrawn from our enrollment list and deducted from your October claim.
* Child enrollment forms must be received on or before the claim deadlines in order to insure reimbursement for new children. Enrollment forms must be legible and include the following information: Birthdates, Addresses, Zip Codes, Ethnic/Racial Data, Arrival/Departure Times, Meals Served, Parent/Provider Signatures. Incomplete enrollments will be returned to the provider.
* Manual providers are asked to total attendance and meal counts on their forms. These numbers are verified. These numbers are verified at the office when the claims were processed. (This does not apply to Tier 3 Mixed Rate providers.)
Recipes for the Soul .... \"Power and Grace\"
\"The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination\"
- Maya Angelo
We all know at least one person who is both strong and tender. A parent is one example of such a person; a teacher is another. Tehy insist that we learn demanding lessons that guide us through life. They also pick us up and dust us off when we stumble. Eventually, we can pick ourselves up and guide others, too.
Simple Steps ....
Teach with praise. If you have rules - at work or at home - praise others for doing things well. Praise is a better teacher than criticism.
Set high standards and stick to them. Lift others up to your level with support and guidance. Don\'t let others bring you down.