Lunchtime

  • A supervised lunchroom period is available to all students in Grades 1 - 6. 
  • Students bring their own lunch. There is no access to a refrigerator or microwave. 
  • When weather is inclement, lunchroom supervisors organize indoor activities. 
  • Students are supervised during the entire lunch period. The drop-in fee is $5 per day

Lunch Supervision

The Calgary Board of Education provides students with the option to stay at school for lunch. Lunch Supervision is offered to all North Haven students in Grades 1- 6 for an annual fee. Please visit us https://cbe.ab.ca/programs/noon-supervision page for more information.

Supervision

  •  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. 
  • Our Adult Supervisors wear bright yellow vests so students can identify supervisors quickly & easily. They carry walkie-talkies that allow communication with the office and each other in case of an emergency. They are responsible for the supervision of our students during lunchtime. Supervision is provided from 11:40-12:25.
  •  Drop-In services are available for our students who are not enrolled in the lunchroom program. Please contact the office for more information
  •  Parents of students registered for lunchroom supervision who are wishing to pick up their children during lunchtime must check-in at our office. Office staff will arrange for your child(ren) to come to the office.
  •  Students enrolled in the lunchroom program must be signed-out at the office by their parents.

Lunchroom Hours and Procedures

  • Students bring their lunch to school in a lunch bag clearly labelled with the student's name.
  • For food safety please pack lunch items that can be safely stored at room temperatures. Most perishable foods can only be stored at room temperature for 2 hours before safely being consuming. Our school does not supply Hot water or Microwaves for student use.
  • We do not have a milk program at the school.
  •  A seating plan will be setup at the start of the school year. Seating changes can be made upon request to the Lead Supervisor by sending an email to the school. Changes may also be made by Admin, teaching or lunchroom staff.
  • Students eat in classrooms within their designated cohort.
  • In keeping with our best efforts to ensure the safety of our students, students' desks are sanitized by lunchroom staff before lunch, and again after eating.
  •  At North Haven School Hats are not to be worn while eating in our lunchrooms.
  • Please ensure that your child(ren) is dressed for Calgary’s changing weather conditions. We go outside for recess as much as possible depending on the weather. Students need this playtime to burn off excess energy, so they are prepared mentally and physically to learn in the afternoon.
  • When the weather is inclement, lunchroom supervisors organize indoor activities for students.
  •  For students' safety, our equipment as well as outside play areas are divided into cohorts according to class. Outdoor equipment is colour coded for each cohort and sanitized after each recess time.
  • Outdoor Picnic Lunches during ideal weather are enjoyed by students and a pleasant change of scenery for them. We will follow the same protocols, cohorts, as with an indoor lunch with added weather/outdoor safety. All outdoor lunches will be determined by our current weather conditions just prior to lunch. We will notify parents as best we can of possible upcoming outdoor lunches, so parents are able to outfit students with water bottles, and needed hats, and sunscreen.

Behaviour

  •   Students should always use their indoor voices in the lunchroom out of respect for each other.
  • For safety reasons and to avoid congestion students must remain seated, raise their hands when they need assistance, and their supervisor will be happy to help them.
  • Students needing to use the washroom must let their supervisor know. The supervisor will have them sign out and back in upon returning.
  •  We follow the CBE (Calgary Board of Education) (Calgary Board of Education) Lunchroom Supervision manual's best practices on outdoor play and playground equipment, using the general and winter safety guidelines.
  •  Please speak with your child about the importance of speaking out on verbal and physical bullying. Our hope is by encouraging a sense of community and by teaching and learning to understand and embrace our differences our children will never be victims of bullying, nor will any feel that they need to bully others.

Allergies | Nut Aware School

There are a number of North Haven students who have a potentially life threatening allergy to peanut and tree nuts. We are committed to providing a safe environment that is inclusive to all children. Learn more about allergies and other health concerns on our Illness & Medical page. 

 

Food Choices

As stated in the Calgary Board of Education's Administrative Regulation 3047 - Nutrition: The CBE supports access to healthy, nutritional food choices for students that are essential to establish an environment that is safe, caring, and conducive to effective learning by ... ensuring that good nutrition is promoted both in theory and in practice.

North Haven, as a CBE elementary school, is required to provide emergency food and beverages to our students that fall into the Alberta Nutritional Guidelines' "Choose Most Often and Choose Sometimes ". Providing emergency pantry food supports that are individually prepackaged for students these foods are handed out to students by using sanitized tongs to avoid contact. Although these regulations refer to CBE staff and contractors, we also encourage families to send healthy snacks and lunch items to school with their children.

 

Healthy Hunger Fun Lunch Program  

 Once again, for this year, the parent council will have special lunch days through the lunch program for your child provided by Healthy Hunger!

How will it work?

The School Council has chosen the restaurants that are currently partnered with Healthy Hunger. When available, gluten-free options have been included.

All orders and payments will be made online. If you have not previously done so, you will need to set up an account with Healthy Hunger, click on the link below to register.

https://www.healthyhunger.ca

If you have already registered from a previous year, you will need to go back into your account and re-add each student to your account and assign them to their current year classroom. Simply choose from the list available within the Healthy Hunger website.

Once logged in, you can also view any upcoming lunches or prior orders you may have already processed.

You can place an order for one lunch or all lunches that we have set up, all at the same time. No changes can be made to your order, and no new orders will be accepted 5 business days prior to the fun lunch date.

 

Birthdays

Birthdays are an important day for every student, and they like to celebrate this special day with their classmates! However, we ask that families please refrain from sending food or other items from home to celebrate birthdays. Teachers recognize birthdays in many other ways. Currently we are unable to distribute food or other items from home to the class as part of a celebration.

Recycling/Waste/Compost (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)

  • Like last year we still like to encourage our students to take home what they bring in regarding lunch containers, refundable, compost, etc. A waste-free, or Boomerang type lunch.
  • A waste-free lunch,
  • What is a waste-free lunch? A waste-free lunch contains no disposable or throwaway packaging. Pack drinks and food into reusable food and drink containers, then place within a reusable lunch bag or box. This method favors reusable food and drink containers, washable cutlery, and cloth napkins. All containers are re-sealable so that leftover food and drink can be consumed (or composted) later. (Recycling Council of Alberta) Please mark these containers with names in case of misplacement or loss, for quick returns.
  •  What is a boomerang lunch?
  •  A boomerang lunch is a program where students are asked to bring all the waste home from their lunches. This includes all packaging and food waste. The purpose of a boomerang lunch is not to transfer waste disposal from the school to home, but to provide parents with firsthand knowledge of the eating habits and preferences of their children. School lunchroom staff see a huge amount of uneaten food go into the garbage day after day. This is not only wasteful but also expensive. This helps parents know what their child ate. Otherwise, all garbage must be placed in the garbage bins provided in each classroom, it is often difficult to monitor what or how much a student is throwing out daily.
  • Our students are dismissed once their area is clean, and they are ready to go. As stated earlier their desks will be sanitized again after eating.
  • There are plastic bins for garbage and refundable bins for juice boxes, water bottles and pop cans in the lunchroom.
  • Green compost bins are available during lunchtime.
  • At North Haven, we do our best to ensure safety and enjoyment for our students during their lunch break.

 

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