ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-08-036

Date Created : 10/09/2007


Co-op Directors
other: Child Nutrition Directors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - Dr. Bobbie Davis, Assistant Commissioner
Distance Learning - Managing Three Steps at the School Level

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Patricia Winders

Phone Number:


A Distance Learning Workshop will be held on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2007. The three-hour Workshop covering Managing Three Steps at the School Level will be offered from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. The training will include an overview and detailed information on using the Three Steps to Healthy School Meals menu management system. Patricia Winders, Child Nutrition Area Specialist, will share information on the recently released 3rd Edition of Three Steps. This will include data entry on production records, including substitutions. Also covered will be how recipes, food descriptions and food labeling fit into the School Meals Initiative (SMI).


Please register for the Workshop directly with a site by OCTOBER 26, 2007. Follow each site’s process for registration.

The following sites will host this Workshop:

Arch Ford, Room 1, Plumerville - 501-354-2269
Arkansas River, Room 1, Pine Bluff - 870-534-6129
Crowley’s Ridge, Room 2, Harrisburg - 870-578-5426
Dawson, Room 1, Arkadelphia - 870-246-3077
DeQueen/Mena, DM Coop #1, Gillham - 870-386-2251
Great Rivers, Instructional Bldg., West Helena - 870-338-6461
Hot Springs School District, High School, Hot Springs - 501-624-5286 ext. 17
Lake Hamilton School District, Administration, Pearcy – 501-767-2306
Mountain Home School District, High School, Mountain Home - 870-424-6932
Northcentral, Room 1, Melbourne - 870-368-7955
Northeast, Room 1, Walnut Ridge - 870-886-7717
Northwest, Room 1, Farmington - 479-267-7450
O U R, Room 2, Harrison - 870-743-9100
South Central, Room 2, Camden - 870-836-2213
Southeast, Room 1, Monticello - 870-367-6848
Southwest, Lab 1, Hope - 870-777-3076
Tri District, Fuller Admin. PCSSD, Little Rock - 501-539-0303
Tri District, Metropolitan Tech. Center, LRSD, Little Rock – 501-539-0303
Van Buren Sch. Dist., Central Office Teleconference Room, Van Buren – 479-471-3113 ext. 1
Western, Room 1, Branch - 479-965-2191
Wilbur D. Mills, Room 2, Beebe - 501-882-5467

Training will be cancelled at any site that does not have a registered participant by the deadline.


Handouts may be printed by going to the Child Nutrition Web page after Monday, October 29, 2007. Click on the following:
Monthly ADE Distance Education
School Year 2007-08 Distance Education Program
November, 2007

For questions regarding Workshop content, please contact Patricia Winders, Area Specialist of the Child Nutrition Unit (CNU), Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) at 501-324-9502. For questions regarding site participation, please contact Sheila Brown at 501-324-9502.


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