Here's the schedule:
Eating and Playing!
Wondering when your child has lunch?
When they'll be at recess?
||Lunch w/15 min recess
Lunch is in 3 shifts with students divided by grade level. Kindergarteners eat lunch at 11:00am. Students can bring their lunch, buy their lunch ($3.00)**. The menu is determined by the district and can be found on the Nutrition Services website
. This is also where you can find information re: food allergies and free/reduced meal prices. Students can bring cash to pay for their meal or parents/guardians can load their student's account by writing a check (payable to Nutrition Services) or paying electronically via PayPAMS
. Each student is assigned a PIN number for their individual account which families should have received in the mail. Students key in their number when at the lunch register. The cafeteria manager can look up a student's PIN and help them so don't worry about your little one not remembering his or her number. If you haven't received your child's PIN number or have questions you can call the district office at (206) 252 0675.
require the student's Student ID number or meal account PIN. PayPAMS charges users a payment transaction of $1.95 per student for each transaction.
Children are given recess time after lunch. Students generally are expected to eat for ~20 minutes before raising their hand, indicating they are ready for recess time. The classroom teachers are not in the lunchroom with their students. The lunchroom is monitored by other staff and parent volunteers. Teachers always encourage families to pack healthy lunches. This will help your child fuel-up for a good second half of the day.
Parents can join their student for lunch or breakfast at school. Typically, however, parents are asked to wait a couple of weeks after the start of school before visiting. This helps the students learn the lunch routine and expectations before 'hosting' their parents and teaching you how it works!
** For more information about school lunches including the daily menu visit the SPS Nutrition Department Page