Skip to comments.CHEESED OFF [FUROR AS KLEIN SLICES KIDS' PIZZA FESTS](New York City Public School)
Posted on 03/16/2008 12:16:44 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
March 16, 2008 -- Joel Klein is a pizza-party pooper.
The schools chancellor's food police have put the kibosh on a 20-year-old "Pizza Day" tradition at a Queens elementary school, opening the door for a citywide ban, infuriating parents and upsetting kids.
"This borders on cruel," said Michael Teoduro, vice president of the PTA at PS 193 in Whitestone. "It's one thing that the kids really look forward to in school, and for no legitimate reason it's pulled out from under them."
Pizza Day took place once a month, when kids would eat 90 to 100 pies from local shop Pizza Chef instead of their regular lunch. Students needed a parental permission slip and paid $5 in advance for a slice and a container of fruit juice.
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Parents said they were first told that it was a nutrition issue, then that the fund-raiser violated a chancellor's regulation that bars for-sale food from competing against and replacing school-provided lunches.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
"Pizza Day" is considered a God given right by all Nuu Yawkaa's, young and old alike! And now some bureaucrat wants to take it away?
Instead of teaching math and english, they’re teaching fascism.
What about looking forward to learning how to read, do arithmetic and so on?
Sounds like Mr. Klein is in training to run for Govenor of NY.
Of course it is. It's a policy implemented by a Lib
From the article:
"The school's 500 students pay for their school lunch monthly, so "they're still paying for their lunch on Pizza Day," and the parties happen during non-class time, so their education is unaffected"
We need a new word. These totalitarians are anything BUT "liberal."
Can’t be a nutrition issue. Nothing wrong with cheese, bread, & tomatoes. Sounds like a balanced meal to me!
$5 for a slice and a juice box?
Prices at Disneyworld are cheeper - and still the union throws a hissy fit?
Hey, if they can eat what NY’ers call pizza then let them.
Put the pizza DOWN...and STEP AWAY SLOWLY...you are under arrest you FAT SLOB!!
It's a PTA fundraiser ... the extra $$$ goes for the purchase of supplies and other school activities
HAHAHAHAHAAAA! It's coming to that!
Toss in a few Pepperoni or Sausage and it's completely balanced ... although my preference is a bunch of chopped Mushrooms ... YUM YUM :)
Don’t forget the high sodium anchovies! Then wash it down with tainted water. Good grief! AH! Mr Moonlight - as in Moonlight mushrooms from the “old” coal mines in Pennsylvania! I love you. No better mushrooms in the world.
Pizza was a thing the schools could provide. Teaching the kids to read, write and do arithmetic are things they can't...seriously.
EGADS! Anchovies? Anchovies = contaminiation! They contaminate the entire area of the pizza within their midst! If anyone orders an Anchovie pizza for delivery in addition to our regular order I will always request that it be delivered in a separate car, so as not to contaminate the other pizza's!
Truer words never spoken!