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Children and teens ages 1-18 can enjoy a free lunch this summer through the Simplified Summer Food Program (SSFP) for children. The program is funded through a grant from the Department of Agriculture and provides lunches Monday through Friday at two Battle Ground locations.
The program will be offered in Battle Ground at:
Kiwanis Park, 422 SW Second Ave., from June 20-August 19. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
River HomeLink School, 610A SW Eaton Blvd., from July 11-August 5. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Sponsored by Battle Ground Public Schools, the program addresses the need for nutritious meals during the summer months when school is not in session. Children do not need to attend a Battle Ground school to participate; all children and teens are welcome.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by mail to U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or by fax at (202) 690-7442; or by email: email@example.com.
Battle Ground Public Schools is saying goodbye to many employees this year as they prepare for retirement. The following is a list of employees stepping into the next phase of their lives. Join us in wishing them all the best at the next meeting of the BGPS Board of Directors on Monday, June 13 at 6 p.m. in Room C-26 on the Lewisville Campus, 406 NW 5th Ave.
Served 35 Years or More
Steven Michaelis, Amboy Middle School, 43 years of service, Assistant Principal
Steve Hoskins, Pleasant Valley Middle School, 39 years of service, Assistant Principal
Mary Von Kaenel, Battle Ground High School, 39 years of service, Special Education Teacher
Richard Boehm, Prairie High School, 38 years of service, Math Teacher
Eric Liljedahl, Battle Ground High School, 37 years of service, Health and Fitness Teacher
Steve Mcneal, Prairie High School, 36 years of service, Agriculture Teacher
Served 30-34 Years
Robyn Yearout, Captain Strong Primary, 33 years of service, Kindergarten Teacher
Penny Dunning, Maple Grove K-8, 30 years of service, Support Services Instructional Assistant
Served 25-29 Years
Lorena Herron, Chief Umtuch Middle School, 29 years of service, Fifth Grade Teacher
Ruth Snodgrass, Battle Ground High School, 29 years of service, Career Guidance Technician
Kathy Leyva, Glenwood Heights Primary, 28 years of service, Fourth Grade Teacher
Richard Mielke, Pleasant Valley Primary, 27 years of service, Fourth Grade Teacher
Doris Chapman-Klein, Captain Strong Primary, 26 years of service, Support Services Instructional Assistant
Emily Meyer, Maple Grove K-8, 26 years of service, School Nurse
Valerie Moon, Daybreak Primary, 26 years of service, Media Technician
Pam Palm, Daybreak Primary, 25 years of service, Support Services Instructional Assistant
Served 20-24 Years
Nancy Baragary, River HomeLink and CAM Academy, 24 years of service, School Nurse
Lynn Scofield, Yacolt Primary, 24 years of service, Support Services Instructional Assistant
Mary Ann Brown, Glenwood Heights Primary, 23 years of service, Special Education Assistant
Martha Cortes, Pleasant Valley Primary, 22 years of service, Custodian
Deb Lindgren, Prairie Preschool, 22 years of service, Learning Support Coordinator for students
Shari Pfeiffer, Prairie High School, 22 years of service, Health Occupations Teacher
Steve Peterson, Battle Ground High School, 21 years of service, Business Education Teacher
Wanda Francis, CAM Academy, 21 years of service, Head Secretary
Cynthia Schroeder, District Office, 20 years of service, Prevention Education Specialist
Served 15-19 Years
Jan Tompkins, Daybreak Primary, 18 years of service, Support Services Instructional Assistant
Catherine Wyatt, Maple Grove K-8, 16 years of service, Special Education Assistant
Anne Cozens, Glenwood Heights Primary, 15 years of service, First Grade Teacher
Served 10-14 Years
Janey Vogel, Maple Grove K-8, 14 years of service, Fourth Grade Teacher
Barbara Coleman, Captain Strong Primary, 14 years of service, Math Intervention Specialist
Gretchen Ek, Tukes Valley Primary, 14 years of service, Second Grade Teacher
Chris Thompson, Pleasant Valley Middle School, 14 years of service, Sixth Grade Teacher
Sandra Stenberg, Special Services, 13 years of service, Administrative Secretary to the Director
Debby Anderson, Pleasant Valley Primary, 13 years of service, First Grade Teacher
Kathleen McCaffrey, Laurin Middle School, 13 years of service, Special Education Assistant
Shigeko Dalton, Prairie High School, 12 years of experience, Special Education Assistant
Jill Dutchess, Daybreak Primary, 12 years of service, Principal
Diana Harris, Tukes Valley Middle School, 11 years of service, Principal
Patricia Quast, Yacolt Primary, 10 years of service, Basic Education Assistant
Served 1-9 Years
Betty Mattson, Captain Strong Primary, 9 years of service, Basic Education Assistant
Cathie Padgett, Daybreak Middle School, 6 years of service, Teacher-Librarian
Thank you, retirees, for your service.