Stewart Elementary School
The First Kids in the Kitchen Club Graduates with Success PDF Print E-mail

32 1st and 2nd graders from Stewart Elementary successfully completed the first 4-H Kids in the Kitchen Club on February 22. They celebrated their learning at the last meeting by sorting many foods into the Healthy MyPlate, measuring ingredients and then preparing their own protein quesadilla with all the fixings.



Kids in the Kitchen is a new after school 4-H Clover Kid club teaching members to have kitchen sense and safety while they learn about the major food groups and making healthy choices for their growing bodies. This club met every Thursday after school during January and February.


Members have explored the tasty fun of the kitchen when making Breakfast Splits, Bagel Pizzas, Whole Grain Cereal Treats, Ratatouille, Veggie Dip, Fruit Salsa and Quesadillas with ISU Eat Smart, Spend Smart healthy recipes. They have learned and practiced correct handwashing and how to measure dry and liquid ingredients. Each week they do some fun exercises together and use the healthy MyPlate to identify food groups.


Washington County Extension and Washington County Hospitals and Clinics partnered together to bring this afterschool club to Stewart. The Kids in the Kitchen curriculum is a product of Iowa 4-H. Volunteers assisting with the program included Amy Martin, Cindy Epperly, Janet Schiebel, Jaycee, Mandernach, Macy Driscoll, Myles Jones, Brynn Beenblossom, Sydney Cuddeback, Akira Bowen with support from Washington County 4-H/Youth Coordinator Amy Green.


“This curriculum has such a place in our world today as it teaches the importance on healthy living and food choice and keeping kids safe in the kitchen. It follows the 4-H model to do, reflect and apply with kids,” explained Green, “and they loved every hands-on minute cutting, measuring, stirring, and cooking. Eating was, of course, their favorite part. It was wonderful to see the pride they took in their recipes.”


The Washington County Extension Office hopes to expand this club in future years, please contact them if interested in sponsoring or volunteering or with any questions about this Healthy Living Club or how to get involved with other youth activities as a member or volunteer.



1st Graders Learn the Healthy MyPlate PDF Print E-mail

The first graders at Stewart Elementary are into week four of the Pick a Better Snack program delivered by Washington County Extension/4-H. Tuesday, February 13 they enjoyed spinach salad and learning how those dark colored fruits and vegetables pack a powerful punch of nutrients. Each week students assist handing out the snack practicing safe food handling. Jace Kinzenbaw, son of Jamie and Jermey Kinzenbaw, handed out spinach to his classmates in Mrs. Rhiannon Long’s first grade classroom. Students also worked together to sort foods into the correct food groups on the Healthy MyPlate.


The Stewart Elementary Pick a Better Snack program is supported by Washington County Riverboat Foundation and Washington County Extension. If you have any questions about the Pick a Better Snack program or would like to volunteer or sponsor, please call the Washington County Extension Office at 319-653-4811.



WHO: Any child turning 5 years old on or before Sept. 15, 2018

WHERE: Stewart Elementary School Kindergarten Classrooms


Are you a parent that is unfamiliar with Stewart Elementary?
There will be a parent informational meeting during the round-up sessions. We look forward to meeting you!
If you have been to a past session in previous years, you do not need to stay after dropping your child off.

Call-in registration: February 5 – March 21 (653-3244)


Parents must sign their child up for one of the following:

Session 1: Tuesday, March 27 (4:00 – 5:30 p.m.)

Session 2: Tuesday, March 27 (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.)

Session 3: Wednesday, March 28 (4:00 – 5:30 p.m.)

Session 4: Wednesday, March 28 (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.)




Book Fair at Stewart Elementary PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, February 13 and Thursday, February 15 (Conference Nights)

3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Stewart Elementary Library

All purchases will help put new books in the Stewart Library!

Stewart Elementary First Grade starts Pick a Better Snack PDF Print E-mail

First graders at Stewart Elementary had their first healthy bite of the Pick a Better Snack program Tuesday, January 9.

This program is designed to motive children to eat more fruits and vegetables in meals and snacks and to be more physically active. Each week Amy Green, 4-H/youth coordinator, visits the first and second grade classrooms to talk about healthy snacks, making healthy choices and they always get to sample a particular fruit or vegetable of the day.

Each week the students are reminded to be brave and try new things – including healthy fruits and vegetables. This first week they discussed how there are over 2000 varieties of apples grown in the U.S. and they all taste and look a little different. They were able to see ten different kinds of apples and compare the taste and texture of the Granny Smith and Gala in the apple taste test.

The Pick a Better Snack supplies at Stewart Elementary are funded by Washington County Extension and grant from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation. Contact the Washington County Extension Office, 319-653-4811, with any questions about the Pick a Better Snack program.


Students in Tara Luers’ 1st grade class at Stewart Elementary show off their favorite variety of apple. This class voted Braeburn to be their favorite in the taste test.




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