ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-09-054

Date Created : 02/10/2009


Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
other: Child Nutrition Dir.
Wellness Coordinators
School Nurses
Elem. Grant Coordinato

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - William J. Goff, Assistant Commissioner
Mar. 5, 2009 -- Distance Education -- SY 2009-10 Funds for AR Fresh Fruit & Vegetable

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Sheila Brown

Phone Number:


A Distance Learning Workshop entitled “Arkansas’ Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP): First Year Success Stories and Planning for the Future” will be presented on Thursday, March 5, 2009, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. This three-hour workshop will highlight success stories and opportunities for improvement in implementing the FFVP in Arkansas the first year, as well as the application process and program requirements for school year 2009-2010. Any district personnel interested in obtaining information about the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grants to Elementary Schools are encouraged to attend this three hour training.

Additional information related to the FFVP Grants for School Year 2009-2010 is available in Commissioner’s Memo FIN-09-051.


Please register for the workshop directly with a site by Wednesday, February 25, 2009. Follow each site’s process for registration.

The following educational cooperatives 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./Admin., West Helena - 870-338-6461
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
Western, Room 1, Branch - 479-965-2191
Wilbur D. Mills, Room 2, Beebe - 501-882-5467

Additional viewing locations:

Forrest City High School, Forrest City - 870-261-1859
Fort Smith School District - 479-784-8130 ext 303
Hot Springs High School, Hot Springs – 501-624-5286 ext. 17
Lake Hamilton School District, Admin., Pearcy – 501-767-2306
Metropolitan Tech Center, Little Rock – 501-539-0303
Tri District, Fuller Admin. PCSSD, Little Rock - 501-539-0303

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

Required Handout:

Handouts may be printed by going to the Child Nutrition Web page after Monday, March 2, 2009.

Click on the following links:
Monthly ADE Distance Education
School Year 2008-09 Distance Education Program
March 2009

For questions regarding workshop content or site participation, please contact Sheila Brown at 501-324-9502.


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