Tuesday, May 26, was officially the last day of school for students in the Pattonville School District. Teachers and staff members at Early Childhood, Bridgeway, Remington Traditional, Parkwood, Rose Acres and Willow Brook organized end-of-the-year parades as a farewell to students. While most schools held their events in a parking lot, Willow Brook hit the streets and drove through the neighborhoods.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently approved extending the meal program the district offered over the summer until Dec. 31 or until funding runs out. The meal service is open to all children 18 years of age and under. No ID or paperwork is required to participate. The program is designed to ensure students have access to healthy meals while school is not in session.
Distribution will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays (excluding holidays) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pattonville Learning Center. On Wednesday, Sept. 9, meals will also be provided from 4 to 6 p.m. This expanded pickup time is a trial only and a decision will be made later on its continuation.