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10.15.19 GES News

Autumn greetings, families!

While interesting and engaging learning takes place every day at GES, we do sometimes deal with challenging logistics.  This year, our Great Lunch hot lunch program has been struggling to connect volunteers to lunches for our students.  Please see the immediate changes below, and consider offering your input to move our hot lunch program into a better place.  Also, read on for information on great upcoming events at GES!


o Due to the lack of lunch volunteers, the following Monday soup lunches are cancelled until after the Great Lunch Committee meets: 

§ 10/21 – Turkey Wild Rice Soup

§ 10/28 – White Chicken Chili

o Volunteers are still needed in order to have the following Wednesday hot lunches:

§ 10/16 -Tator Tot Hotdish (planning on serving, but 1 volunteer still needed for tomorrow!)

§ 10/23 – Tuna Noodle Casserole – (no volunteers)

§ 11/20 – Lasagna – (no volunteers)

§ Contact Angie if you can help! –, or 218-370-9301.  Thanks!

o The Great Lunch Committee will  meet the  last Tuesday of each month, beginning October 29 at 3:30pm in the hospital cafeteria.  

Great Lunch is being revived so that, as a group, we can work on the lunch issues and consider hiring a paid lunch worker/kitchen manager, instead of being dependent  on volunteers.

So far, these people have agreed to serve on the committee: Kirsten Bloomberg, Beth Kennedy, Judi Barsness, Angie Works, Amber Pfeil, Andrea Orest.  Please contact Beth Kennedy if you are willing to serve on the Great Lunch Nonprofit Board:  Your input is valuable.  Please join us!


o Three orchard tours and a farm tour – 10am-5pm (see attached map)

§ Ray Block Orchard – 36 East Rosebush Lane

§ Stan Bautch Orchard – 1315 East Highway 61

§ Great Expectations Orchard – 550 East 5th Street

§ Berglund Farm/Lakeview Natural Dairy – 140 County Road 56

o Cider pressing demo at Great Expectations School Orchard- 12pm-5pm

o Apple farm stand at Community 4H Cabin – 12pm-5pm

§ 1:00 -  Bee keeping presentation

§ 2:00 – Cooking with apples

§ 3:00 – Tree planting and care

§ 4:00 – Tree grafting

o Carmel apple demonstration/sale – Gunflint Mercantile 10am-5pm

· SELF-PORTRAIT FAIR – Tuesday, 11/5, hosted by the Otters and Fawns classrooms.  Watch for the SignUpGenius next week to take part in this very special event!

· FREE FLUORIDE APPLICATIONS AT GES ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH – Details from the Oral Health Task Force will be sent home next week.

· LOST & FOUND – Our Lost & Found is becoming overgrown!  Please ask your child to look for missing items before/after school, or during lunch.  Feel free to stop in and take a look any time!  As the season changes over to winter, the fall items will be donated.


o THIS THURSDAY, 10/17 & FRIDAY, 10/18

o FRIDAY, 11/1

Have a great week!


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