Lunch Program

Breakfast Menu

Served Daily at 7:50am in the Cafeteria
PreK-8 students $1.25  | Reduced: $0.30
Milk: $0.40

Monday

Bagel with Cream Cheese
Yogurt
Fruit or Juice
Milk

Tuesday

Asst. Cereal
String Cheese
Fruit or Juice
Milk

Wednesday

Muffins
Graham Crackers
Yogurt
Fruit or Juice
Milk

Thursday

Asst. Cereal
String Cheese
Fruit or Juice
Milk

Friday

Wheat Toast
Cereal Bar
Yogurt
Fruit or Juice
Milk

Breakfast Menus are subject to change

IMPORTANT LUNCH NEWS

Dear Parents & Guardians,
St. John School has a computerized POS (point of sale) system in the school cafeteria for breakfast, lunch and the occasional forgotten snack. Lunch prices for school year 2018-2019 will be:

  • Lunch – $3.25 Breakfast – $1.25
  • Milk – $.75
  • Ice cream, extra pizza slices, extra hot dogs, etc. – $1.50

It is most convenient for your child and the school to have money on your child’s account at all times. Please do this to avoid disappointment for your child and additional billing costs

For your additional convenience, we also have an internet-based payment system, WWW.ezparentcenter.com, which allows you the option of paying for your child’s breakfast and lunch on-line via credit card or debit card. This service also allows you to receive automated emails detailing your child’s account balance, which items they have purchased, and if their account balance is low. Additionally, like the EZ-Pass, there is an “auto-replenishment” option which allows you to set up a low-balance threshold and automatic debit amount to replenish your child’s account. More info on this system
is on the reverse side of this paper or you can go to www.ezparentcenter.com, and then click on FAQ’s.

Note that there is an internet convenience fee associated with payment by credit card or debit card, whereas there is no fee to put money on your child’s account through the register at school.

Also note that if parents choose to the use www.ezparentcenter.com system to view reports only, they may do so at no charge. The ICF (internet convenience fee) is only imposed on deposits to your child’s account made by credit card. St. John the Baptist School retains no portion of this fee, which has been established to cover credit card and web site
maintenance costs.

If you choose to send cash or check into school, please send it into school in an envelope clearly labeled LUNCH with your child’s name and ID #. This will be sent to the office at the beginning of the day and credited to your account. Your prepaid funds will be held safely in trust by the school. The school food service program strives to be self-funded. Please know that no student will be denied a lunch; however, students who owe $15.00 or    more will have an alternate lunch of cheese sandwich, fruit and milk. Students who owe    money may purchase the regular daily choice meal if they have money in hand to pay for it. Students who owe money will not be allowed to purchase “a la carte” items, i.e. ice cream, extra slice, extra hot dog, etc.

Free and reduced students will be programmed into the system to receive their breakfast and lunch. As always, only one meal is allowed per free or reduced student. Any extras such as extra pizza or hotdogs or ice cream will be charged full price ($1.50 each).

Maureen Kelleher and the St. John the Baptist School Lunch Staff

Meal Charge Policy

St John the Baptist school recognizes its responsibility to make certain that no student is ever denied a school lunch, while ensuring a sound fiscal policy.

The parents/guardians of any student whose account is in arrears will be contacted by a designee so that parents/guardians can bring the account up to date.  Letters will go out on Fridays via an email.   Follow up letters   will be sent in the case of any account still in arrears after 10 days with no resolution.  St John the Baptist is committed to making every effort to assist families in need.

Meals available to students of parents/guardians whose accounts are in arrears will be the standard meal as defined by USDA.  A la Carte items will not be available to the student.

Free and Reduced Lunch

The Massachusetts Family Household application package has a new look this YEAR. Attached are the NEW Massachusetts materials for households applying for free or reduced priced meals. The look of the application has changed, but the procedure is the same. If you have multiple students in your family, you only need to fill out one application. Be sure to list each student on the application. All applications must be filled out completely or they will be returned to you. If you have received a letter stating you qualify for free meals through the Massachusetts direct certification process, you do not need to fill out an application. You must fill out a new application at the beginning of each new school year to remain qualified for free or reduced priced meals. If you have not been approved for free or reduced meals in the prior school year, you may apply at any time during the new school year. All information contained on your application is kept strictly confidential so please do not hesitate to apply if you have a financial need. If you have any questions about the application or the school meals program, contact KRISTIN CONNOR AT (978)531-0444

Free and Reduced Lunch Application  

Federal Lunch Program

Dear Parents,

We are now participating in the Federal Lunch Program and are eligible for reimbursement for not only lunch but also breakfast and snack.

Under the Federal Lunch Program, at lunchtime we are required to offer 5 servings of food, one from each of the 4 food categories (along with one alternate):

  1. Meat/meat alternative
  2. Bread/bread alternative
  3. Vegetable/fruit
  4. Fluid Milk

The breakfast program requires us to serve 4 choices:

  1. 2 servings of either bread or bread alternative
  2. Meat/meat alternative
  3. One serving of milk
  4. Vegetable/fruit or full-strength juice

The extended day program will now offer a snack to children staying in the afternoon.

We look forward to a happy and healthy new lunch program and appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through the new procedures. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Kristin Connor (978) 531-0444 or kconnor@stjohns-peabody.com.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Kristin Connor

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Update

USDA
United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service
3101 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, Virginia 22302-1500

May 24, 2013

Subject: USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Update
To: Associate Administrators, Regional Administrators, Staff Office Directors

This information is provided based on guidance from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. The Department’s Policy staff has updated the nondiscrimination statement; however, it is included in Departmental Regulation (DR) 4300-003, Equal Opportunity Public Notification Policy, which has not been cleared for issuance. Until the DR is issued, the following nondiscrimination statements should be used for our programs. SNAP and FDPIR State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following nondiscrimination statement:
The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usdagov/complaint filing cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State); found online at http://www. fns. usda. gov/ snap/ contact info/hotlines.htm. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following nondiscrimination statement: The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usdagov/complaint filing cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Joint Application Form (HHS)
This institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex and in some cases religion and political beliefs. The U.S Department of Agriculture also prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment
activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination with USDA, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usdagov/complaint filing cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program. intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State); found online at http://www.fns.usda .. gov/snap/contact info/hotlines.htm. To file a complaint of discrimination regarding a program receiving Federal financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), write: HHS Director, Office for Civil Rights, Room 515-F, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201 or call (202) 619-0403 (voice) or (800) 537-7697 (ITY). USDA and HHS are equal opportunity providers and employers. When we receive updates to the nondiscrimination statement and “And Justice for All” posters, we will share appropriately. If you have question, please contact me at (703) 305-2213.

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