Lunch Info.

  • ST. ROSE OF LIMA SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM

    Dear Parents, 

    We are happy to announce that our lunch program is in place for the new school year. The 2017- 2018 program will begin on Monday Sept. 11th. We have an exciting lunch menu with a variety of healthy items to choose from. Once again, along with our daily menu we will offer a “Salad Bar” with fresh vegetables, fruit, and yogurt for your children to enjoy! Our salad bar will be available Monday through Thursday, with limited Friday selection. 

    For those of you unfamiliar with our lunch program, lunches are available for purchase on all full school days. Lunches will include an entrée with a dessert, (canned fruit, Jell-O, pudding etc.). We will also have fresh celery. Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches will also be available each day as an alternative to the entrée.

    Salad Bar can be purchased as an entrée (1 lunch punch), on a plate, or as a side, (1 punch on the side card, $15.00 =10 punches), in a bowl.

    Lunch prices are as follows:

    20 Full Lunch Card (white card) includes entrée/dessert/vegetables $60.00

    10 Side/Extra Card (green card) allows children to purchase extra items, such as a second entrée. Eg. Second hamburger, slice of pizza etc. Or a bowl of salad from the salad bar. $15.00 

    In addition to our lunch menu, we also have a snack area, with various drinks and snacks. Each item is $0.50 each.

    Anyone wishing to buy lunch MUST purchase a lunch card. LUNCHES WILL ONLY BE GIVEN OUT BY THE CARD SYSTEM. 

    Lunch cards will be punched each day your child purchases lunch. To prevent lost cards, we keep them in a filing system in the cafeteria. 

    We do our best to inform your child when the card is getting low. We need your help too, please check for the lunch notices sent home with the children.

    WHAT DOES NO SIGN UP MEAN?

    Signing up for lunch is important! The children are asked to sign up for lunch each morning after prayers. Signing up in the morning is necessary because it gives us a count of how many actual lunch items we need to prepare or order. I f a child comes down for lunch and says “I forgot to sign up”, your child will then have a choice of salad bar or peanut butter and jelly. (The only exception will be if the teacher tells us your child missed sign-up because they were asked to be somewhere else).

    NO LUNCH CARD! WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

    The lunch card is important and necessary, because the children only have a short period for lunch and trying to deal with the problem of no lunch card is difficult and time consuming for all parties involved. If your child has no lunch card, your child will get either salad bar or peanut butter and jelly sandwich for that day. They will have to bring lunch from home until a new card is purchased.

    LEFTOVER LUNCH PUNCHES CARRY OVER TO THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

     Please understand these rules and procedures are necessary for the Lunch Program to run smoothly. With the amount of children coming in for paid lunches within a short time span, we ask for your cooperation to be sure there are no surprises or disappointments. WE also ask that you review this with your child(ren) to be sure they understand the importance of signing up in the morning and the importance of having a lunch card.

    Thank you, Candice Russo 732-598-7378