Art City Elementary school PTA awarded the lunch ladies, Kim Crews, Sue Olsen, Valerie Talbot, and Candy Daniels, with the “Excellence in Service Award” on February 16, 2011. Students shared thoughts about the lunch ladies, “I love our lunch ladies because they prepare the best food.” “I love the fresh fruits and vegetables they cut up for us every day.” “Our lunch ladies are always kind and friendly, they smile even when someone drops their lunch tray or spills milk.” “Our lunch ladies are the best because they care about us and the things we eat.” “The lunch ladies never forget our names and remind us when we need lunch money. “
Mrs. Nielsen said, “When I first started here at Art City someone at the district said “You will be working with the best lunch ladies in the district”. They know students and individual needs, they are aware of allergies, and the students who are diabetic. Our lunch ladies take pride in their work and keep a very clean lunchroom. They take time with the students who come in to work, they are careful to teach them what they expect. Our lunch ladies are a part of our school; they participate and support the staff, when we need to use equipment or the lunch room they are very gracious. Our lunch ladies even take time to have some fun riding around on garbage cans like they are in a rodeo.” They are definitely the “Queens of our kitchen”, thank you Ladies for all you do.