Lunchtime

Split Lunchroom Schedule

We have implemented a split lunchroom schedule:

  • 11:30 to 11:50 AM
    Grade 1 and 2: Eat their lunch
    Grade 3 and 4: Play outside on the creative playground
  • 1:50 AM - 12:18 PM
    Grade 3 and 4: Eat their lunch
    Grade 1 and 2: Play outside on the creative playground

Students can return outside to play after 12:03 PM if they have finished eating.

Litter-less Lunches

It is our goal to reduce organic food waste and garbage volume that ends up in our dumpsters every week.  All uneaten food and organic waste will be returned home via lunch kits every day. 

Question and Answers: Organic recycling at MTS

Q #1: Does MTS belong to the City of Calgary organic recycling program?

A: We are billed monthly for waste removal. It is our ongoing goal to reduce garbage that goes into the bins.

Q #2: What does my child do with the food he/she does not eat at recess and lunch?

A: All uneaten portions of food will be returned home in a container provided from home, or in their lunch kit.

Q #3: Can my child bring single serve fruit cups, pudding, and/or yogurt to school?

A: Yes, however, if the food is only partially eaten we recommend that you have a Ziploc baggie or a sealed container in your child's lunch kit for this purpose. We recommend repackaging spill-able food into sealable containers.

Q #4: Will the Milk Program be impacted by the organics collection at lunch?

A: No, the lunchroom supervisors will continue to collect and recycle the milk containers.

Q #5: My child has a juice drink box for recess and/or lunch. Does my child need to bring this container home in his/her lunch kit?

A: No, the lunchroom supervisors will recycle all drink boxes, however, your child may wish to take empty drink boxes home for recycling.

Microwaves & Cutlery

Because of the number of students we have who remain at school, we are unable to provide microwave services to students. We also request that students bring their own cutlery if required. 

Lunchroom Behaviour

While we want lunch time to be a relaxed and enjoyable time for students, as always we expect respectable behaviour from our students.  

Students are expected to follow these expectations in the lunchroom and respond with respect to their lunchroom supervisors. Parents will be informed if these expectations are not being met by their child. Children who go home for lunch should not return to school before 12:03 PM at which time teacher supervision is provided outside for all students. 

Noon Supervision

For students who do not take McKenzie Towne School buses there is a yearly fee for daily lunch hour supervision. For more information, see our Noon Supervision page.

Allergies

As a caring school community, we must be aware and vigilant around the variety of severe allergies that many of our students have, the most common one being peanut and nut allergies. Learn more about allergies and other medical information on our Illness & Medical page.

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