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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 02-06-2019

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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | FEBRUARY 6-12, 2019 IN OUR SCHOOLS 11 have higher math and reading scores, fewer absences, improved attentiveness, and lower incidences of social and emotional problems. Agnes Little and Winters Elementary will start serving in- classroom breakfasts this month, and Baldwin Elementary and city middle schools are already doing it, said Mallozzi. Matt Bergeron, an administrator at Baldwin, reacted to the news of in-classroom breakfasts at Agnes Little by saying that Baldwin has increased breakfast participation by more than 250 meals per day with the program. "Full bellies equals active minds," he said in a tweet. According to statistics provided by Mallozzi, children who eat breakfast attend school an average of 1.5 days more per year, score 17.5 percent better in math, and are 20 percent more likely to graduate high school. High school graduates earn an aver- age of $10,000 more and are far less likely to experience hunger as adults. The Breeze reported in 2017 that Pawtucket received $6,230,963 the previous year for school lunches and snacks and $637,532 for school breakfasts, according to data provided by RIDE. Two years ago, the city's 16 public schools enrolled nearly 9,300 students, more than 6,800 of who were eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. During that same month, the school system served 127,443 lunch- es, of which 109,109 were free or reduced-price, but it served only 43,709 breakfasts, of which 36,072 were free or reduced-price, accord- ing to RIDE data. With children already in school during lunch periods, alternative models for breakfast, such as break- fast in the classrooms, are needed, said state education representatives at the time. However, more infra- structure was needed for such an initiative, including provisions for cleaning up and ensuring that stu- dents stay focused and pay attention to the teacher. The Rhode Island School Nutrition Landscape Analysis, which summarizes state and federal data, reported in 2017 that Pawtucket "has the most potential for growth, given its low breakfast participation rate – 34 percent." BREAKFAST From Page One Call Ethan at 334-9555, ext. 130 or e-mail it to ethan@valleybreeze.com got a news tip? Dining Guide 260 Newport Ave., East Providence, RI 401-438-4646 • uncletonys.net — Weekend specials — Wednesday – Sunday with soup or salad & crusty Italian bread © Daily Lunch Specials Open Daily at 11:30 a.m. Function Room and Full Service Catering Available www.uncletonys.com $ 13 .95 4 Cheese Eggplant Lasagna Please Please Please Support Support Support these Local these Local these Local Advertisers Advertisers Advertisers WOOD OVEN PIZZA & BAR (401) 353-7110 www.thefirebrickoven.com 1874 Mineral Spring Avenue North Providence Dining Hours: Sunday Dinner 12-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4-10 p.m. Friday & Saturday 12 p.m.-11 p.m. Bar Open Later Nightly VOTED BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN NORTH PROVIDENCE White Bean & Sausage Bruschetta $ 12.95 Grilled zucchini, white beans, sweet Italian sausage, basil pesto. Seafood Platter for Two $ 32.95 6 Oysters, 6 Littlenecks on half shell, 6 Shrimp cocktails. Potato Gnocchi & Beef Short Rib $ 24.95 Potato dumplings, braised short rib, roasted mushrooms, sautéed spinach, Fontina cheese, toasted bread crumbs, pan gravy cream sauce. Seafood Stuffed Cod $ 23.95 Stuffed with crab meat and shrimp, topped with sautéed spinach and tomatoes, roasted Tuscan potatoes. Surf & Turf $ 26.95 8 oz. Grilled N.Y. Sirloin and Baked Stuffed Shrimp, served with garlic mashed potato and green beans. On-Site or Off-site Catering Pick-up or Drop-off Happy Valentine's Day Appetizer Course Entrée S pecials Special creationS for that Special Someone Open 7 Days 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 140 Newport Ave., Rumford www.persysplace.com 434-8899 Present this coupon at our East Providence location only MONDAY-FRIDAY Buy One Meal Get Second Meal 1/2 Price (Half price taken off lower priced meal. Only 1 coupon may be redeemed per visit. May not be combined with any other promotion) Excludes holidays. Excludes drinks. Breakfast starting at $ 5.49 Lunch Burger, Fries and a Pickle $ 5.99 Nightly ENtErtaiNmENt WEdNEsday Music Bingo 7 p.m. thursday Cornhole 7 p.m. Karaoke 8 p.m. Friday & saturday Live Music 151 Fountain St., Pawtucket, RI www.fountainstreetgrille.com 401.725.8530 Check Our Facebook Page for Nightly Entertainment 10% OFF YOUR PURCHASE With this ad. Expires 2/21/2019. Specials and Alcohol beverages not included.

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