St. Joseph Catholic School offers a school lunch program. The students in the PreK(3) class are dismissed without lunch. The program is not mandatory and is offered as a convenience to families. Hot lunches are provided to the school from Sisters Cupboard at St. Mary’s Hospital. Families and students abide by these guidelines.
A single student lunch with milk costs $3.25; $32.50 for 10 lunches or $65.00 for 20 lunches.
It is important to make sure that your child KNOWS each day whether he/she is to order a hot lunch, so that no student goes hungry nor food goes wasted. A student will be charged for an ordered hot lunch even if he/she does not eat it.
Students bringing a cold lunch are not allowed to use a microwave oven or any other means to heat their food.
If your child is going to be tardy but will need a hot lunch, please call the school no later than 9:00am to order lunch. If no call is received by 9:00am, then he/she will have to bring a cold lunch.
Students may not bring carbonated beverages with hot or cold lunches. Juice or other drinks may be brought from home or milk can be purchased: $6.00 for 10 milks or $12.00 for 20 milks.
Parents/Guardians may join their children for lunch by calling the school and ordering a hot lunch no later than 9:00am. Parents are discouraged from bringing lunches from carry-out restaurants. Parents are not allowed to take groups of students out to eat during school day.
Each student is limited to a maximum of two charges on his/her school lunch account. Students who have two charges will be served a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or similar for lunch until the charges are paid. The school office will notify parents when charges begin to accrue.