Elementary school lunch menus

Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools
Monday, April 28
Fried chicken with roll or yogurt, cheese and muffin, au gratin potatoes, glazed carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes with ranch and orange smiles.
Tuesday, April 29
Tex-Mex pasta bake with cornbread muffin or yogurt, cheese and muffin, green beans, garden romaine salad and melon fruit cup.
Wednesday, April 30
Burrito with salsa or yogurt, cheese and muffin, refried beans, baby carrots and broccoli with ranch, and strawberry cup.
Thursday, May 1
Pizza or yogurt, cheese and muffin, corn, broccoli with cheese, romaine salad or pear.
Friday, May 2
Taco soup with chips or yogurt, cheese and muffin, curly fries, baby carrots with ranch, tropical mixed fruit and fruit juice.
Other entrée alternatives served daily include mini chef with roll and mini fruit salad with muffin.

Turner Public Schools
Monday, April 28
Chicken drummie or breaded beef sticks.
Tuesday, April 29
Meatball sub sandwich or cheesy bread with sauce.
Wednesday, April 30
Ravioli with breadsticks or fiestada beef pizza.
Thursday, May 1
Chicken-bacon sandwich or barbecued rib on bun.
Friday, May 2
Tuna salad sandwich or manager’s entrée choice.
Additional daily lunch entrée choices: Yogurt, cheese-muffin basket or peanut butter and jelly basket. Fruit and veggie bar offered with Turner lunches.

Piper Public Schools
Monday, April 28
Cheeseburger; corn dog, oven fries, broccoli with dip, peaches and fruit; turkey chef salad, peas, peaches, fruit and corn muffin.
Tuesday, April 29
Frito pie; chicken nuggets, garden salad, Texas pintos, orange smiles and fruit; fajita chicken salad, Texas pintos, orange smiles, fruit and tortilla chips
Wednesday, April 30
Chicken patty – grilled chicken; Swiss steak mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, applesauce, fruit and roll; Caesar chef salad, carrots with dip, applesauce, fruit and roll.
Thursday, May 1
Meatball sub; barbecued beef on bun, sweet potato fries, corn, pears and fruit; popcorn chicken salad, corn, pears, fruit and focaccia bread.
Friday, May 2
Pizza; mozzarella dunkers with marinara sauce, spinach salad, carrots with dip, green pepper cauliflower with dip, banana, and fruit; ham chef salad, baby carrots with dip, banana, fruit and fruit muffin.

Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Public Schools
Monday, April 28
Cheeseburger; corn dog, oven fries, broccoli with dip, peaches and fruit; turkey chef salad, peas, peaches, fruit and corn muffin.
Tuesday, April 29
Chicken nuggets; frito pie, garden salad, Texas pintos, orange smies, fruit; fajita chicken salad, Texas pintos, orange smiles, fruit and tortilla chips.
Wednesday, April 30
Chicken patty – grilled chicken; Swiss steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, applesauce, fruit and roll; Caesar chef salad, baby carrots with dip, applesauce, fruit and roll.

All menus from all districts subject to change.

Saturday events

YMCA to hold Healthy Kids Day on Saturday
The Bonner Springs YMCA will hold Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26. Activities will include a Mini Mudder obstacle course, face painting and a “build your own trail mix” station. Giveaways are planned. The event is free to members and community participants. The Bonner Springs YMCA is at 2251 S. 138th St., Bonner Springs. Other YMCAs in the area also are offering Healthy Kids Day activities. They include 8th Street Family YMCA, at 900 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kan., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26; and Providence YMCA-Ball Family Center, at 8601 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26. The 8th Street Family YMCA is planning free activities for kids. The Providence YMCA has scheduled activities for kids, 4-H animals, science experiments, YMCA community garden, playground activities, mascot visits, kids Zumba, and face painting. For more information, call the Bonner Springs YMCA at 913-422-9348 or visit KansasCityYMCA.org.

Prescription drug takeback day locations offered
The eighth annual Prescription Drug Takeback Day is Saturday, April 26, at locations throughout Kansas City, Kan., and the state of Kansas. Dropoff sites are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 for safe disposal of unused or expired medications. There is no charge and no questions are asked.
Locations of the dropoff sites in Wyandotte County:
DeGoler Pharmacy, four locations, 5701 State Ave., 21 N. 12th St. and 2040 Hutton Road, Kansas City, Kan.; and 202 Oak St., Bonner Springs.
Price Chopper, 501 Commercial Drive, Bonner Springs.
Hen House, 8120 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan.
Walgreens, 2850 State Ave., and 7739 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
Bond Pharmacy, 3017 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
CVS Pharmacy, 4645 Shawnee, and 4300 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan.

String art workshop planned
A string art workshop for children 5 and above is planned from 2 to 3 p.m. April 26 at the West Wyandotte Library auditorium, 1737 N. 82nd, Kansas City, Kan. It is free and open to the public. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. There is limited space; grops are asked not to attend.

‘Cats’ music to be performed by Mid-Life Players
The Mid-Life Players, a local nonprofit musical theater group, will present a concertized performance of the Andrew Lloyd Webber favorite, “Cats,” this Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26, and next weekend, May 2 and 3, at the Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th St., in Kansas City, Kan.  Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. for each performance. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased through brownpapertickets.com.

Student participates in concrete canoe team

The choppy waters and stiff breeze that persist at Lone Star Lake, 10 miles southwest of the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, aren’t a typical laboratory setting. But for this year’s concrete canoe team at the School of Engineering, there’s no better place for research.
The team, which includes Bruno Soria, Kansas City, Kan., has spent hours on the water in a concrete canoe – honing their paddling and steering skills in hopes of perfecting their technique as they prepare for this year’s American Society of Civil Engineers Mid-Continent Conference Regional Concrete Canoe Competition April 24-26, in Stillwater, Okla., held by Oklahoma State University. The competition requires students to design and build a canoe using concrete as the primary material, then provide detailed presentation materials about the project as well as race against other teams in the canoe.
After narrowly missing a trip to the national competition last year (KU placed second; only the first place team advances), confidence is high for a stronger performance this year.
With a first place finish at regionals, the KU team would advance to the Concrete Canoe nationals, set for June 19-21, at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, in Johnstown, Pa.