Pearland ISD, Food Service Dorothy S.
Seasonings greetings from another Texan PrimeroEdge customer! Like many other districts, Pearland has had to adjust their Thanksgiving plans this year, but they are joyful nonetheless. Due to supply chain issues, turkey wasn’t available, but this district saw that coming. Instead, they planned a savory menu consisting of chicken smacker sandwiches, green beans, mashed potatoes, and frozen peach cups. Pearland was savvy, planning since at least September to make sure they had enough to nourish the 12-13 thousand students they feed daily! Relatives still aren’t allowed inside campuses, but a few schools are doing picnics as workarounds. Each school will be doing their own Thanksgiving-related activities before the break, which will be fun and educational. As a token of appreciation, the district has been giving each of their kitchens themed baskets to share between staff. For example, each kitchen got a basket of Halloween candy for October, and the staff can expect scrumptious pies for November.
“Thanksgiving has always been important to our district. This district was small when I started, and as it grows, things change, but one thing that’s always the same is being thankful. We have great employees and kids to spend Thanksgiving with. We’re grateful for a safe place to be,” Dorothy said.