Chardon Foods Service Welcome Letter 2019-2020
Welcome back students and parents to another new school year at Chardon Schools! My name is Josephine Culliton and I am the Food Service Director for the district. We have put together this handout to help our new parents to the district as well as our veterans in understanding and hopefully answering some questions about our food service program here at Chardon. Our responsibility is to provide the healthiest meal possible for all of our students while ensuring all state and federal guidelines are being met. I know this doesn’t meet the needs of every student every day and that is why I am available anytime to help any parents that may have questions about the menu so that they can make the decision if they would like their child to purchase their lunch from school or bring it from home.
What is the National School Lunch Program?
Chardon Schools follows the National School Lunch Program which is a federally assisted meal Program. It was put in place to ensure students are getting a healthy well balanced meal at school. The federal requirement is that each meal is made up of the five components; meat/meat alternative, dairy, grain, fruit, and vegetables and is portioned to specific amounts based on the child’s grade level. To count as a meal per the state guidelines your student must select a fruit and or vegetable with their meal choices.
A Little about our Menus
When creating our menus for each school, we try to design them to the likes of the students. We email surveys twice a year, and we talk to the students daily to see what they enjoy or would like to see added to the menu. We try to have components that the kids won’t be afraid to try and are familiar with. We try to use as much fresh fruit and vegetables as we can every day and even incorporating them into other items for an extra veggie bonus, as well as, making items from scratch.. All items sold are approved by the USDA Smart Snacks Guidelines. So whether your child gets a meal or goes for something extra, they are still eating smart! Menus are posted on the food service web page. If you have students with specific allergy or dietary needs please contact me directly so I can best assist you with this. As we get started and throughout the school year if you have any questions or need assistance please feel free to contact me.
We offer a meal and some additional items for purchase. Students K-2 use cards with their names on them that are scanned at the end of the line.Students in 3rd grade have to enter their student ID number in a pin pad at the end of the line. The Lunch Menu is posted on our school website.
Park Elementary We offer a meal and some additional items for purchase. Students K-2 use cards with their names on them that are scanned at the end of the line. Students in 3rd grade have to enter their student ID number in a pin pad at the end of the line. The Lunch Menu is posted on our school website.
We offer a variety of lunch, snack and beverage items. Students have to enter their student ID number in a pin pad at the end of the line. The menu is posted weekly. Cash is accepted but we highly encourage using my school account for payments.
We offer a variety for lunch; snack and beverage items and a daily build your live station. Students have to enter their student ID number in a pin pad at the end of the line. The menu is posted weekly. Cash is accepted but we highly encourage using My school account for payments.
Student Lunch Accounts & Payments
Chardon Schools does allow negative charges up to 10.00 for high school and Middle school students, we encourage that students have funds available prior to purchase. We use My school account for lunch payments and to view your child’s lunch account transactions. Payments will post to the account within 24 hrs. of the transaction being made encourage. We recommend that you use My school account as your primary resource to make lunch account payments and monitor your student’s lunch activity. We do accept checks for lunch fees; cash is accepted in all cafeterias. In the event that funds are not available, your student will be offered an complete lunch. Low balance notifications are sent via My school account, but parents need to set that up. We will e-mail negative Balance to parent of students that exceed -10.00 twice a month.
Josephine Culliton, SNS, FSD
*******School menus are located on the Food Service school page*******