We provide a four-day a week Lunch Supervision program due to early dismissals on Fridays. Please visit our Lunch Supervision page for information.
We develop practical life skills and Montessori values through lunchtime. Students bring placemats to properly set their space up for snack and lunch.
11:40 AM Lunch
12:00 PM Bell rings to signal end of lunch; students play outside
12:23 PM Classes resume
On cold days, the amount of time spent outside will be adjusted based on the temperature. For students who go home for lunch, their schedule will be the same. When they return to school they will come inside to their classroom for attendance.
Eating breakfast is an important way to be ready for the day. Please send a water bottle and a healthy snack to school; teachers provide opportunities for children to eat their snacks during the morning.
You can visit the Alberta Health Services School Nutrition website for lunch and snack ideas at http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/nutrition/Page2925.aspx.
Snacks at School
We encourage healthy food choices and recommend that students drink water while at school. We encourage students to bring a water bottle (labeled with their name) each day and to take the bottle home each evening for washing. We also encourage students to make healthy snack and lunch choices and discourage them from bringing candy and high sugar foods to school. We provide a snack break in the morning so please think about how you will help your child understand what is for lunch and what would be a good snack. Snack time is part of instructional time so students continue to be engaged in learning while eating their snack.
Please remember to send the proper eating utensils to school with your child’s lunch and/or snacks. If our lunch team provide a plastic utensil to your child please wash it and continue to use it.
Nut allergies are present in our school population, as are other food allergies. We ask that nuts or food containing nuts are not brought to our school. At this time, please do not send in food to be shared with the class or other students.
We ask that students do not share food during lunch or snack time. See our Illness & Medical page for more allergy information.
Healthy Hunger Lunches
School Council volunteers organize the Healthy Hunger lunch program. These lunches are a tremendous treat for the students. A day they look forward and a break from packing lunches for parents. We are using Healthy Hunger, a FREE online management system for school lunches. See attached information and instructions or visit https://www.healthyhunger.ca/
Fun Lunches will occur every other week and participation is optional. Your family may participate as often or infrequently as you choose. We focus on ensuring the cost is minimal and enjoyment is maximized.
Last year and continuing this year we have added 20% to the cost of each item as part of our fundraising. This money helps to provide items such as, but not limited to field trip subsidies, art supplies, technology and Artist in Residence supplies.
We attempt to offer different options on the menu and when possible do our best to consider allergies. If the options do not work for your child we encourage you to provide a special lunch. Please respect the order deadlines as we nor the restaurants can not make ANY changes after the cut-off period. Also if your child is not present for lunch that day, their order will be held in the front office fridge only until the end of the day and then disposed. The school will not keep them longer. Watch the blog for updates and reminders.
Email us if you’d like to volunteer your time for Healthy Hunger Lunches. It’s not a huge time commitment but you do need to have your Police Clearance and volunteer paperwork completed. Volunteers are not permitted to bring younger, non-school aged children during volunteer time. We look forward to a great year of Healthy Hunger Lunches and appreciate your support.
Fun Lunch Team