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    Juneau's Journal March 1
    Posted on 03/01/2019

    Celebrating School Breakfast Week

    Each day, Seattle Public Schools serves an average 6,000 breakfasts to young learners, fueling brains across the district. School nutrition professionals prepare meals each day that meet federal nutrition standards while offering a variety of locally sourced fruits and vegetables. Starting the day off with a healthy breakfast has a powerful effect on students' learning experiences.

    A topic that has been extensively studied, the importance of breakfast has effects on concentration, memory, and alertness for students. When young people are fed, they are better prepared to focus on their learning. My grandmother was a school cook for 28 years, so I understand the importance of school nutrition and our great staff's daily influence on students.

    To celebrate the benefits of a healthy school breakfast, the district will be participating in National School Breakfast Week during March 4-8, 2019, showcasing special menu items, events, and exciting activities.

    Weekly School Visits

    Ingraham High School

    Superintendent Juneau with principal studentsAt Ingraham High School, I had the opportunity to be guided around by Principal Floe, who graduated from Ingraham in '84 and has been working as an educator at the school since '91. In one of many firsts as Superintendent, I was honored to share my congratulations live on the morning announcements to the Boys Basketball team. They represented SPS at the state championship at the Tacoma Dome. Congratulations to the team and school community!

    Cascade Parent Partnership Program

    Superintendent Juneau with studentsCascade Parent Partnership Program is one of the district's option schools that supports families and students through a combination of on-site learning, learning programs in the community, and at home. During my visit to Ms. Devereaux's science classroom, I got the chance to hear from students about their learning experiences and answer their inquiries about my leadership journey.

    The Center School

    Student band performs on stageAs Center School Principal Barbara Casey led me around the community, the school's strong focus on the arts and the development of 21st century skills for students was evident. As a special treat, I got a sneak peak of students in the Instrumental Music course rehearsing for an upcoming concert.

    Denise Juneau

    Corny jokes of the week: What do you call an elephant in a telephone booth? Stuck!

    How many tickles does it take to make an octopus laugh? Ten-tickles.

    What did the octopus leave to cool in the window? An octo-pie.

    (Jokes graciously provided by the young scholars of science in Ms. Devereaux's class at Cascade Parent Partnership Program)