The Calgary Board of Education provides students with the option to stay at school for lunch. Lunch Supervision is offered to all students in Grades 1- 6 and in our full-day kindergarten programs for an annual fee. Please visit our Lunch Supervision page for information.
Students must bring their own healthy lunches. They are encouraged to pack only healthy/brain-food lunch items to school, in accordance with CBE Administrative Regulation 3047 - Nutrition as well as the Canada Food Guide Guidelines. Students are asked to try to make their lunches as litter-less as possible to help the environment, and reduce our school's waste/ garbage footprint.
Due to the large number of lost lunch packs, containers, water bottles and ice packs that always seem to appear in the Lost and Found, please stick on a label or write your child's full name on all these reusable items. This helps us in getting those lost belongings back to the right students as quickly as possible.
Northern Lights School is an ‘Allergy Aware’ school. For each classroom, a sign is posted on the door to inform about any severe allergies that are present in the classroom, 'Allergy Alert' stop signs are posted on individual desks, and Epi-Pen signs hang above backpacks to indicate where emergency medications are contained. We educate all students and staff on how to keep their hands and work surfaces clean of allergens, and offer options for where students with allergens can eat if their parents so choose. Although we do not ban any food items from the school, many families frequently consider sending alternative food options if a severe allergy to a certain food exists in their child's homeroom class.
Parents must indicate any special health concerns on the school registration for their child and must fill in a Student Health Plan to provide to the office. Parents are also encouraged to ensure classroom teachers are aware of health issues. For more information about this and other health concerns visit our Illness & Medical page.
Our Parent Fundraising Society offers Healthy Hunger Fun Lunch opportunities for students in Grades 1 – 5, and Healthy Hunger Popcorn Days for students in Kindergarten to Grade Five approximately once a month. Watch for updates within the weekly Northern Lights News messages that are sent to parents through SchoolMessenger for dates and details.