One of our newest employees here at Leggett is Tamara Tardiff who started work at Leggett Valley School on Aug. 6. Tamara’s official title is systems analyst/accounts clerk.
Before she worked at Leggett School she was well known to all of the locals as a clerk at the Redwood Mercantile Market. She wanted to work at the school because she currently has three children enrolled in the school. She can be seen on any lunch recess out on the playground visiting with her children. In her spare time Tamara likes to go camping or hiking in the woods.
Students of the week
Sarah Felton is a 7th grader and has been going to Leggett Valley School since preschool. She likes to play sports like basketball, soccer, and baseball. She likes animals, too. She has dogs, cats, turtles, turkeys, bears, and a mountain lion in her yard. She says there are deer in her yard, too.
Sarah, who is new to junior high, feels that it is better than the elementary school because she gets to cook, have art and more advanced math. She also likes to hunt with her dad and her grandfather.
Josey Paula is in the 1st grade He has three brothers that are “meanish.” He likes peaches, apples, and bikes.
When he is not in school, he likes bouncing on his trampoline and playing on his swing set. His parents are working on their new house. He has two dogs, Dobber and Emma, and no name for the cat because she doesn’t come out that often.
Nutritious meals served
Cliff Skaggs has run the Food Service Program at Leggett School for 10 years. At present he offers a full-scale breakfast daily with multiple offerings.
He incorporates the federal guideline called “My Plate,” which is a part of school service reform developed by Michelle Obama. This program focuses more on offering fresh fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. The lunch program also offers a 12-item salad bar loaded with fresh fruit and veggies plus low fat and nonfat salad dressings made from scratch.
A full lunch for adults is offered for $4.00, the student’s lunch is $2:50; the salad bar is $2.00 for adults, and $1.50 for children. Parents are invited to have lunch at the school to sample Cliff’s cooking if he is notified ahead of time.
Michelle Kelley is a teacher for Leggett Valley Schools.