Tuesday, March 30, 2010

April is BOOSTER'S PLUS for Teachers!

From April 1 through May 5, Boosters is sponsoring a targeted fund raiser as part of the Boosters Plus program. We are raising money to (1) give each of our teachers a classroom and field trip spending allowance, and (2) to purchase recess equipment for use during indoor and outdoor recess.

Families who make a tax-deductible donation to the Boosters Plus program will have their donation go directly to this cause. Just fill out a form (on the Boosters Bulletin Board in the Parent Room) and place it with your check in the locked box on the back of the bathroom door in the Parent Room. The suggested per-family donation is $100 -- all contributions are welcome.

Be sure to join us on Wednesday, May 5 for our special "Cinco de Mayo Celebration," when we will celebrate the end of the fund-raiser. Bring your family to enjoy good food, fun activities for the whole family ... music, dancing, and lots of fun! Family Fun Packs (4 admissions and activity tickets for $20) on sale throughout the month of April.

Boosters Plus families will receive one free admission.

Food for the Soul: Mac & Cheese

If you were at "Food for the Soul," you may have tasted Klayscie's grandmother's WONDERFUL Mac & Cheese. Klayscie graciously volunteered to share the recipe with us ... Thanks, Klayscie!

Macaroni & Cheese
(family size)

2lbs Macaroni Noodles
1lb Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded
1lb Monterey Cheese shredded
1lb Colby cheese shredded
1lb Mild Cheddar shredded
1 jar Cheese Whiz
Salt, Pepper

Heat oven to 350. In large pot, boil water, season with salt. Add noodles. While noodles are boiling, spray medium/large pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

In large bowl, add cooked noodles, 4 Tbl spoons of butter, cheese whiz, moistened with a little milk. Mix. Add all cheeses, season mixture with salt, pepper, and paprika, mix well. Add milk to moisten until it is creamy - Mix.

Pour mixture in prepared pan. Sprinkle top with paprika. Cook until bubbly around edges. Let stand 1-20 minutes before serving. Enjoy - If you cook with LOVE it should come out great!