School Lunch Program

Lunchroom Program

St. Mary Catholic School participates in the USDA Lunch Program. Information concerning free or reduced lunches is available in the school office. Families who qualify are encouraged to apply. All information is kept confidential.
A lunch menu is sent home each month. Students not participating in the hot lunch program may carry their lunches from home.

Due to Federal Lunch Plan regulations and the St. Mary Catholic School and Archdiocesan Wellness Plans,  only school lunches or home-prepared lunches are allowed during lunch time. Students/Parents are not allowed to bring hot lunch or fast food lunches to school. Students may not bring carbonated beverages or candy to school.

Student lunches should be paid for in advance by the month, week or day. If paying on a daily basis, lunch must be ordered in the morning by 8:00 A.M. This is necessary to assure the preparation of enough food items to serve all students.
 
The cost for our well-balanced hot lunch is $3.00 per day, if paid in advance by the first school day each month. The cost is $3.00 if paid on a weekly or daily basis. Additional fees will be added if students need to charge their lunches. Milk is provided as part of the school lunch; it may also be purchased for $.50 per carton.
 
Parent lunches cost $4.00. Throughout the year special programs are planned for parents and other family members. Parents and other family members are always welcome to join us for lunch. Please notify the office so that numbers can be sent to the cafeteria in order to prepare enough food.
 
It is important for every student to eat a healthy lunch. If a student does not bring a lunch from home or did not order a school lunch for that day, he/she will need to charge a school lunch. Students will call home to see whether they will be brought a lunch or to get permission to charge. The cost for charging a lunch is $3.50.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from disciminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disablitities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Indviduals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disablilities may contact USDA throught the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additonally, program information may be made avialable in languages other than English.

To file a program compalint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:

http://ww.ascr.usda.gov/compaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture

               Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

               1400 Independence Avenue, SW

               Washington, D.C.  20250-9410;

(2) fax:  (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

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 bully

 Bullying is the unfortunate outward effect of conflict between students. Left unaddressed, bullying can lead to serious problems for all those involved.

We live in a society that rewards bullies; just look at cutthroat industries or reality show contestants. Rarely do nice people win. Adults model this behavior in families, businesses, and governments. What kind of message does this send to children?

Bullying occurs in the absence of alternative, more positive behaviors. When children see bullying behaviors “work,” they assume that they’re acceptable. Therefore, it is imperative to identify bullying behaviors and replace them with constructive actions and attitudes.

Revised Bullying policy and report form:

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