Cafeteria & Menu

Cafeteria Pre-Paid Lunch Program 

We are pleased to offer a prepaid lunch program this year at Tom Baines School. For now, we will only be able to offer an “every day” program, meaning that students will have their lunch delivered to their classroom every school day. The menu is a set menu, meaning we cannot make changes or preferences to food items (Menu attached below). Students will have to indicate their beverage preference (chocolate milk, white milk, bottled water or juice box (variety of flavours) on the first day and this will remain the same for the entire duration of the September program. They can change their beverage choice in future months if they wish.  If this program is successful and our cafeteria staff can increase the number of lunches, we will look to offer a program where families could opt in for a three-day (Mon., Wed. & Fri) or a two-day program (Tues. & Thurs.). If that is possible we will let families know but for now, it is all school days.

In order to participate in this month’s program, parents must go into their Power School account and go into the fees section. Once in your account, you should see: School Store Sale - September Prepaid Cafeteria Lunch. This is where you will make payment. For the remainder of this month there are 10 lunches so the cost will be $60.00. You must pay this fee online. The PDF attachment on the right hand side of this page will give you a screen shot of what it should look like when you get to the correct spot. This is the same process you would do to purchase other optional items, like a yearbook. 

Please note Mr. Petrowitsch's monthly emails including the price and deadline's for signing up. 

We do have a limited number of lunches available so sign up right away to avoid disappointment.

If you miss this deadline you will have to wait until the next month to sign up your child.

If Alberta Education directs schools to move to scenario 2 or 3 we will look at refunds or a carry forward of funds paid. If your child is away for a day or two, we will not be able to provide refunds. If they are away for an extended period of time we will make arrangements with those individual families.

This is something brand new and never offered before at Tom Baines School. We ask that you understand there may be a few “bumps” in the first few days of this program. Just so you know, most Middle/Junior & Senior High schools have closed the cafeteria entirely. We are excited to try something very different for your children.

Please do not delay and sign up today.

Allergy Alert

In order to comply with the Calgary Board of Education's nutritional regulations, the cafeteria will be making the following additions and/or substitutions to their baked goods.

  • Black beans
  • Oatmeal/oat bran
  • Fruit and vegetable purees
  • Dates
  • Kamut, oat, spelt, and whole wheat flours

Gluten-Free Options

  • Sweet Potato
  • Baked Potato
  • Taco Soup
  • Ceasar Salad (without croutons)
  • Tomato Soup
  • Pasta Bowl
  • Italian Salad (without bread)
  • Veggies or Fruit
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