Lunchtime

Our Lunchroom

No food service, microwave or hot water is available. Students are expected to bring their own nutritious lunch and drink.

It is well researched that healthy eating enables learning. We encourage students to bring healthy snacks and lunches to school. We discourage candy and pop being consumed at school. We encourage all children to bring a water bottle to keep on their desk. Hydration helps the brain function. Fruit and vegetables are great snacks! We also promote active living and healthy eating as a lifestyle recognizing that positive choices support academic/personal success and wellness.

“Peanut and Tree Nut Aware School” in lunchroom means that, if your child brings any food containing peanuts, they will be isolated while they eat their lunch with a friend at the office.

Emergency Food Shelf – If your child forgets or says that they forgot their lunch, one will be provided. It may consist of cheese and crackers, juice, and a fruit stick or fruit cup.

Drop-In to the lunchroom program will be permitted for a fee of $5. This will require the fee of $5 (exact cash) to be in the office first thing in the morning of the day the student is staying. 

Please be aware that lunchroom children will go outside to play every day unless the temperature is –20 degrees C or colder or it is raining hard. Dress your children appropriately for changing and unpredictable weather. See Cold Weather Days.

Noon Supervision

Noon supervision is provided to all students in Grades 1-4 who have registered and paid the yearly fee. It is entirely a user pay service through CBE central office. Lunch supervision fees are a tax-deductible childcare expense.  Learn more on our Noon Supervision page

Students Who Go Home For Lunch

For children who go home for lunch, a teacher will join the lunchroom supervisors at 12:30 PM to help supervise the children coming back to school from home. Please don't send your children back to school any earlier than 12:30 PM i.e. 10 minutes prior to the end of lunchtime

Allergies

Please be aware several students have a potentially life-threatening allergy to peanuts. For more information about this and other health concerns visit our Illness & Medical page.

Student Expectations

  • To sanitize/wash their hands before walking quietly to their lunch time classrooms to sit and eat their lunch
  • Bring their own nutritious lunch – being respectful of other student allergies such as peanuts and tree nuts – no sharing of lunch items - Please check the Canada Food Guide at www.health.alberta.ca (Health Information tab) for nutritious lunch ideas. Please no pop or candy.
  • Talk quietly and stay in their seats until directed by the lunchroom supervisors
  • Listen and follow the requests of the lunchroom supervisors
  • Treat both students and lunchroom supervisors with respect and courtesy. Please and thank you‟s will be encouraged and expected
  • To use appropriate table manners at the lunchroom table ensuring a pleasant, safe and secure environment for all students and caregivers – “Clean up after yourself”

Lunchroom supervisors and teaching staff will treat all students with dignity, kindness and respect. A contract will be signed by both parent/guardian and student agreeing to the conditions of the noon hour supervision program.

In the event that students engage in inappropriate behavior in the lunchroom, students will be asked to correct their behavior immediately. Students may lose the opportunity to be a member of the lunchroom program, for a period of time or longer, in the event that inappropriate student behaviors are ongoing or detrimental to the safety and security of both students and adult caregivers.

Thank you for your support in making the lunch break a positive and enjoyable time for everyone.

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