Hello Parents of K- 6thGraders! You asked for it, and now Child Nutrition Services is pleased to inform you that, beginning on November 11, 2013, "a la carte" lunch items will be available to your students. These "a la carte" (orextrafood items) are OPTIONAL choices for the students. A second full meal, entrée, or vegetable serving may be purchased in addition to the school lunch that is offered daily. Various other items are available to purchase with or without the hot meal offered each day. The new federal rules for school lunches, in terms of quantity of food, as many of us have recognized, leave many of our students hungry on a daily basis. In an effort to provide choices for you to authorize (or NOT) for your child, please review the additions below.
Listed below are the optional "a la carte" items offered to students along with the prices for each.
- A second meal/tray, $2.15
- A second entrée/main dish, $1.50
- Pizza Day Pizza, $1.50
- Additional serving of hot vegetables,$0.50
- Can of 100% Fruit Juice,$1.00
- Assorted Chips , $0.50
- Nutri-Grain/Cereal Bars, $0.75
- Mozzarella String Cheese Stix,$0.50
It is our hope that these offerings will provide a greater array of food choices for your students, and likewise better meet the needs of your students. Please note that it is imperative we make sure the following is clear:
A la Carte items (listed above) are completely optional at an additional cost to the standard meal price.
If you would like for your student to participate in purchasing any of these additional food items, we encourage you to BE SURE adequate funds are in the student's lunch account, as "a la carte" items CANNOT be charged. The students may, as they can for a regular meal, pay cash for these items. If you DO NOT want your student to be allowed to purchase "a la carte" items, please communicate this with your school's Lunch Clerk.
We look forward to serving your student!