We have an amazing Food Service Staff here at Barnstead Elementary School! At a recent lunch I was faced with the difficult decision of choosing between a Chili Bread Bowl or Corn Chowder Bread Bowl. I went with the Chili! The Apple Crisp was outstanding (and I love whipped cream).
On Friday, November 10, 2015 Barnstead Elementary School held a ceremony and breakfast to honor and support Veterans in our Community. This is something we have done for many years as a way of giving back and supporting all these amazing people. Students read poems and personal tributes about Veterans in their family, this community, and from across the country. Our Band and Chorus groups perform several songs and we complete the program with the playing of Taps. Priscilla Tiede has been the leader in this tradition and we thank her for her service as well.
This year we added another important layer of recognition which all can see every night: A Green Light out front by the school sign. So what does this mean? I have added a link directly to the site which you can find below, but there is a national campaign to recognize all Veterans, seen and unseen. In other words, a Veteran out-of-uniform is impossible to distinguish from a non-Veteran. The green light becomes our way of letting all Veterans know we care and cherish their service. All parents and community members can join us by having a green light on their porch, window, or pole to always recognize and thank a Veteran for their service.
Here’s the link: http://www.greenlightavet.com/