Welcome Letter -Donna Roy, Director of Food Services
Beginning January 4th, 2016, we will be offering a fresh salad meal in addition to our daily menu offering. Students will have the choice of our main meal or the salad of the day. All salads will be served on a fresh green leaf lettuce with chopped tomatoes and cucumbers, a dinner roll, and milk. It also includes choices from our fruit and veggie bar.
Weekly Salad Choices:
Monday: Turkey and cheese
Tuesday: Ham and cheese
Wednesday: Tuna Salad
Thursday: Hummus and cheese
Friday: Grilled chicken
The Pembroke Lunch Program is pleased to announce that we now have reduced sugar cereals available for breakfast. We will be carrying General Mills Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Trix. We also carry Cheerios and Kix. These are served with whole-wheat toast, fruit, and milk.
Whole-wheat low fat cinnamon rolls will also be served with fruit and milk, along with other favorite breakfast items.
Encourage your child to eat breakfast with us daily. It’s a great low fat way to start the day.
Each school is equipped with a point of sales service that allows you to pre-pay into your child’s account in any increment and automatically tracks each child’s credits and debits from their account. We encourage you to send a check to school with your child, made out to: The Pembroke Lunch Program with your child’s name in the memo space.
In the event that your child’s account drops below a negative balance of $20.00, your child will then be served a brown bag lunch, consisting of a cheese sandwich, fruit, and milk. This lunch will also be billed to their account at a full lunch price. Once the balance is paid off we will resume offering your child a lunch of their choice.
All school meals must be pre-paid. You can access your child’s account at www.myschoolbucks.com with their student ID# and sign up for an email reminder of when payment is due. In order to get your child's ID number, you can contact your school's secretary. You can then pay through the website or send a check with your child’s name on the memo section, made payable to: The Pembroke Lunch Program, in any increment, based on your child’s participation.
We have installed a service that will notify you by phone when your child’s account falls below a zero balance or if your child has a negative balance. This will remind you that it is time to send in another check.
Please be aware that your child’s account, whether positive or negative, follows them throughout their school years in the Pembroke School System. If you have any questions or need more information please call your child’s school or Donna Roy Food Service Director, at (603) 485-3042.
The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in over 101,000 public and non-profit private schools and residential child care institutions.
Any child at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Children from families with incomes at or below 130 percent of the poverty level are eligible for free meals. Those with incomes between 130 percent and 185 percent of the poverty level are eligible for reduced-price meals, for which students can be charged no more than 40 cents.
Children from families with incomes over 185 percent of poverty pay a full price, though their meals are still subsidized to some extent. Local school food authorities set their own prices for full-price (paid) meals, but must operate their meal services as non-profit programs.
Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch (form coming soon)