CCS Food Service Team named January 2021 Employees of the Month
I would like to nominate the Food Service staff of Caro Schools for the honor and title of “Employees of the Month”.
Staff members include Donna Connolly, Brenda Sommerville, Jackie Hall, Mark Torma, Donald Lawrie, Amanda Schmidt, Alice Breitbach, Lynne Petiprin, Faith Barringer, Deb Clinesmith, Kathleen Kohen, Amanda Daisy, Sheri Beckrow, Marsha Miller, Robin Marlow, Kathy Imker and Paul Hillacker.
When the pandemic hit our country in March, 2020 and the school system was shut down, my Food Service staff jumped in with no questions asked, no hesitation, to provide meals to all of our Caro School students. We gathered as many food items from each school kitchen to pack, we brainstormed to create an amazing plan to distribute as many meals as possible to the children, and we proceeded to accomplish the unimaginable feat of providing over 150,000 meals to our children. They worked long hard hours each day with all the unknown around us.
When school started in August, the schools were operating very differently than usual with the 2-1-2 and virtual learning options but once again my staff jumped in with ideas and enthusiasm as to how to make our part of a school day as close to normal for our students as possible. They looked for creative ways to bring excitement to the students through their meals. In November when the schools were shut down again, they did not hesitate the change, they have learned to master being adaptable to any situation that comes our way. We immediately went back to packing and distributing meals for all the children, again with no hesitation. We even added a mobile food distribution site that is operated by my staff.
During this shutdown, not only is my staff working hard to feed the children, they are working on painting their kitchens/cafeterias to make our school even more wonderful. I have an AMAZING staff that goes above and beyond everyday not only for the school, for each other as a team, but ESPECIALLY for the children. I am proud to be part of the Food Service staff, but more than that I am VERY proud to be part of their TEAM.
Janet Weijola, FSD