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Schools should teach students table manners

The Buffalo school system could learn a lesson from the Catholic Schools. Our school lunch time has evolved into a life lesson. Students learn to sit and talk quietly, bring a nutritious snack and pick up after themselves. This includes disinfecting their eating area and making sure the table is clean when they are finished. From pre-school to eighth grade, students know they are responsible for a clean and healthy eating area, whether it is in the classroom or cafeteria.

Why can’t the Buffalo schools have the students pick up after themselves? Teachers have enough to do. How about starting now to teach students to be accountable for their own “mess.”

Jenna Barney

Advancement Director

Southtowns Catholic School