Child Nutrition Directors’ Conference
Child Nutrition Directors should mark Wednesday, August 1 and Thursday, August 2, 2012, on the calendar and register for the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Child Nutrition Unit (CNU) Directors’ Conference. The Conference will be held in the Ambassador Room at the Little Rock Embassy Suites. (Registration and hotel information is given below)
On Wednesday, August 1, 2012, the registration begins at 8:00 am in the foyer outside of Ambassador Rooms I and II. A cooked-to-order breakfast will be offered at 6:30 a.m. The Conference will begin at 9:00 a.m.; lunch will be provided as well. On Thursday, August 2, a cooked-to-order breakfast will be offered beginning at 6:30 a.m. with the conference starting at 8:00 a.m.
Program content will include an update on the new meal pattern and certification process to get the additional $.06 for lunches, updates on Child Nutrition Reauthorization, non-program food costs, No Kid Hungry campaign, and breakfast alternatives.
NEW DIRECTORS’ ORIENTATION WORKSHOP:
The New Directors’ Orientation will begin with lunch on Thursday, August 2, and end on Friday, August 3. A cooked-to-order breakfast will be offered on Friday, August 3. The New Directors’ Orientation training is offered to first-year directors, superintendents and independent managers.
New Directors’ Orientation will provide training and orientation on the Agreement and Policy Statement, collection procedures, meal patterns for menus, record keeping requirements, procurement, serving children with special dietary needs, parent/student involvement and available resources.
REGISTRATION FOR BOTH MEETINGS:
Please mail registration form(s) and check(s) made payable to ADE Child Nutrition Unit, BY JULY 20, 2012, to:
LITTLE ROCK CONVENTION BUREAU,
Child Nutrition Directors’ Conference,
P.O. Box 207, Little Rock, AR 72203.
PLEASE SEND ONE REGISTRATION FORM FOR EACH PERSON.
If more than one participant per district, one check can be mailed for all participants.
The registration form should be completed and returned to the Convention Bureau for each person attending the conference. This version of the registration form is in Adobe format (.pdf) and can be saved, completed on the computer and then printed for mailing. It is not possible to save the form AFTER it has been completed. It is only possible to print the completed form while it is still showing on the computer screen. A free version of Adobe Reader may be downloaded if needed from: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
A confirmation of registration for each participant registered will be e-mailed to the e-mail address provided on the registration form. It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that the registration has been confirmed.
The Directors’ Conference and New Directors’ Orientation will be held in Little Rock at the Embassy Suites, 11301 Financial Centre Parkway, Little Rock, AR 72211. Participants will be allowed the special room rates of $86.00 for a single room and $126 for a double.
Hotel accommodations must be made BY JULY 10, 2012. To reserve rooms at special rates, call the hotel directly at 501-312-9000, if the reservationists are unavailable, leave a voicemail and they will return the call. Reservation requests may be faxed to 501-537-3348, Attn: Reservations.
Be sure to request the ADE Child Nutrition rates of $86.00 per night for one person, $126 for two people when making reservations.
Purchase Orders for hotel accommodations should be faxed to 501-537-3348, Attn: Accounting. When making reservations, please ask the reservationist to put the Purchase Order number in the comments section. Purchase Orders are not necessary if your school’s credit card is on file with the hotel. After the Purchase Order has been faxed to the hotel, the guest must call the hotel to make the reservation.
If sending a check to pay for room in advance, the check must be received two weeks prior to arrival date and must reference the confirmation number for reserved rooms.
Although a deposit is required to reserve the room (via personal credit, school credit card/check/purchase order), the guest will be required to submit a $50 deposit (cash or credit card) to the hotel at check-in for additional incidentals such as room service, ordering movies, etc. The deposit is required even if the guest does not intend to incur additional charges. This deposit will be returned at check-out.
Reservations should be made as soon as participants are approved to attend the meeting(s).
The ADE Child Nutrition Unit is looking forward to seeing all current and new Child Nutrition Directors at the Directors’ Conference on August 1-2 and all new Child Nutrition Directors at the New Directors’ Orientation on August 2-3.
For more information please contact Karen Franklin, Krista Jackson or an Area Specialist at 501-324-9502.