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Patriot Perspective: National Breakfast Week will last two months at Pequot Lakes Schools

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March 3-7 is National School Breakfast Week. The Pequot Lakes School District is taking this one step further and will celebrate for a full two months.

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Pequot Lakes School District will offer all children enrolled in the district free breakfast every day that school is in session in March and April.

Studies conclude that students who eat breakfast show a general increase in math and reading scores as well as improvements in their speed and memory in cognitive tests, and generally perform better on standardized tests than those who skip breakfast.

Studies also report that there is a decline in discipline and behavior problems with children who eat breakfast.

Why are we doing this, you ask? Simply put, our goal is to get kids the breakfast they need and help improve the total learning environment.

So, effective Monday, March 3, through Wednesday, April 30, breakfast is free to all enrolled students every day that school is in session. The students will go to the cafeterias as normal and will enter their four-digit pin in the middle/high school or have their name checked off in the elementary school, and receive their breakfast in the same way as always.

The only difference is their food service account will not be charged for the meal. The meal will show up on their account, but with a zero charge.

Breakfast includes the entrée of the day, or one of the alternatives offered, a carton of milk and serving of juice. At the middle level and high school, students may still take an “extra” serving, but this will cost 75 cents.

Breakfast will be served at Eagle View Elementary School from 7:50-8:20 a.m. and at the middle level/high school from 7:55-8:20 a.m.

Kids, come and get breakfast and start your day off right!

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