I’m looking forward to a productive semester! As some of you may know
we will be having our next Spoons Club meeting on Thursday April 4th at
1 p.m. celebrating the club great success last year!
Our main goals for the this semester is to get more volunteers
involved in delivering the Spoons programs in the city!
You have an opportunity this March to participate!
If you have any questions please ask me or our wonderful Program
Director Stacey and we will have answers!
Spoons Across America is back with another fabulous program season and
we need YOU, our AMAZING Spooner, to lead curriculum for upcoming
programs! Our signature Agriculture Literacy
Program<http://spoonsacrossamerica.org/?page_id=1042> is just around
the corner. Register now by following this
We seek volunteers for two opportunities to aid in our upcoming
1. Help with curriculum packing Thursday, March 7 (12-4PM) or Friday,
March 8 (10AM-2PM)
2. Participate as an In-School Curriculum Leader the week of March
18-22. (Details below.)
ALW is a 45-minute, 2nd-grade core-based curriculum that takes place
one day during the week of March 18-22, according to a school’s
schedule, during the school day, 8AM to 3PM. An additional 15-minutes is
required for set-up.
ALW, in conjunction with Cornell University’s New York Agriculture in
the Classroom, fosters awareness, understanding, and appreciation of
agriculture and the food and fiber system. Agricultural literacy is the
basic knowledge that all citizens need to make informed decisions
impacting careers, health, and public policy. NY Ag in the Classroom,
including the Kids Growing Food school garden program and the Be Aware
of NY Agriculture Contest, is available on the NY Ag in the Classroom
This year’s ALW includes reading the book The Honeybee Man, a story
of urban beekeeping. The theme is HONEY! We have an amazing urban-themed
rooftop beekeeping book and I’m working on honey donations for
If you are interested in participating I will do my best to place you
in a schedule/ location convenient to you. Our school schedule is still
being compiled and I will get this to you when it is ready.
How to Volunteer:
1. Complete the Volunteer Registration form linked
When registered, you’ll receive schedule information for ALW.
2. In-School Curriculum Leaders must attend a training held:
Thursday, March 7, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
at the International Culinary Center in Soho
462 Broadway (b/w Broome & Grand)
If you cannot attend the training and still want to participate we can
still use your help as Volunteer Aid.
Questions? Contact Program Director Stacey Ornstein
Thank you for your consideration – I hope to see you this March!
SAVE THE DATE:
Our spring program, Food Miles Relay, is May 13 to 17, 2013. Training
will be held May 2.
Spoons Club President
Hospitality Management Department
New York City College of Technology
300 Jay Street, Brooklyn NY