Lunch & Snack

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Every day we will have lunch and a snack time.  We will eat lunch in the cafeteria around 11:30.  Because we have an earlier lunch, we will have snack in the afternoon before coming home.  

For lunch, each child may either bring a lunch from home or buy one from the cafeteria.  Please note that no lunches brought from home are able to be heated up. If your child needs utensils, please be sure to pack those as well as a napkin.  Each child should also bring a drink for lunch if bringing lunch from home.

For afternoon snack, each child should bring a drink and a healthy food item.  Please no candy.  Water bottles are allowed in the classroom; however please refrain from sending in glass bottles.  Reusable bottles are preferred and strongly suggested are those with a flip-top spout and/or straw.  Open-top bottles and single-use bottles tend to get spilled often.

Buying lunch will begin on the first day of school.  Your child may buy lunch, bring lunch and a drink from home or bring a lunch from home and buy milk.   Below are some frequently asked questions regarding lunch.  For more information and to find the lunch menu for the month, please refer to the district website Food Services

How much does lunch cost?
Lunch costs $2.40. The price includes a drink and a meal. Snacks are also available for purchase. If your child wishes to only purchase milk to accompany a meal brought from home, milk alone costs 50 cents.

How should I pay for my child's lunch?
There are a few options that you have when paying for lunch. The preferred way to pay is by using the My School Bucks account.  The link to this can be found on the district website, under "Parents & Students" then "Food Services."  You will need your child's Lunch PIN number (found on Genesis). Through this system you can deposit money into your child's account as well as track their account. Another option is to send in cash or a check with your child. The money must be in an envelope that states your child's name, grade, teacher and Lunch PIN number (found on Genesis). This money needs to be handed in at the start of the school day by your child and the cafeteria will place it into your child's account.

How long is lunch?
The lunch period is 40 minutes. 20 minutes of this time is for eating and the other 20 minutes is for recess. 

Can lunch be purchased on half-days?
No. The cafeteria is not open on half-days, therefore lunch is not sold. On half-days we will be eating lunch in the classroom. Reminders will be sent home to pack a lunch on such days.