Hot lunches are well-balanced, wholesome meals and are prepared for our students on the premises. A salad bar is also provided daily.
An updated school menu can be found on the Sycamore site.
Through December 31st, 2020, or until funding runs out, St. Patrick's School students will receive free lunch! Thanks to USDA funding.
A student lunch costs $2.75.
Cold lunch white/chocolate milk can be purchased for $ .40.
Federal Food Program:
St. Patrick's School participates in the Federal Food Program.
Families are encouraged to complete the federal financial assistance form.
Forms can be obtained by calling St. Patrick School at 608-269-4748
Students with food allergies must provide documentation from a doctor for special food arrangements.
St. Patrick's School employs a head cook and an assistant cook.
“Every Catholic school in the La Crosse Diocese respects the dignity of each individual and, therefore,
will not discriminate on the basis of race, nationality or sex in regard to enrollment. The Diocese of La Crosse
has the obligation to publicize its nondiscrimination policies.” DSP 5795
l. St. Patrick’s School’s purpose and rationale for school wellness policy.Provide nutritious meals following the United States Government Nutrition Standards.Promote an active lifestyle for students and staff.Enhance Curriculum to provide students with nutrition education.
II. St. Patrick’s Policy GoalsA. Nutritional Education Goals.Ensure that all students have access to adequate and healthy food and beverage choices on scheduled school days at reasonable prices.Provide fresh salad (at most if not all) school lunches.Provide all students with the knowledge and skills necessary to make nutritious food choices through school curriculum.Allow for water breaks during the school day.Allow for at least 20 minutes of meal time.Parents will be encouraged to send healthy snack alternatives such as fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, dairy products, or healthy granola type snack bars for snack.In-service teachers and staff on nutrition and wellness.
B. Physical Activity GoalsProvide recess activity time during school day.Four year old kindergarten through eighth grade will be provided two scheduled recess times at least 15 minutes in length.Provide grades four year old kindergarten through eighth grade two physical education classes per week, ranging from 25-35 minutes per class.Have a written physical education curriculum.Classroom randomly use websites (GoNoodle, ect.) to provide additional movement within in the classroom.Promote physical activity by informing families of extra curricular activities sponsored by local Boys and Girls Club.Work cooperatively with local public schools so that students in grade six through eighth grades can participate in organized sports at the local middle school.
III. St. Patrick’s nutrition guideline.A. St. Patrick’s School serves food and beverage in the school lunchroom and in classrooms.
B. Nutrition standards and guidelines that will be applied to all foods and beverages.Beverages:No pop is sold at any time.Students are provided with ample water breaks during the school day.Students are allowed to bring personal water bottles to use during class time.Milk break is provided daily for grades four year old kindergarten through fifth grade.Juice content (if served) is aligned with state guidelines.Foods:School lunch program will meet nutritional guidelines set by the United States Government Nutritional Standards.Staff will encourage consumption of nutrient dense foods: whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables.The school administrator may deviate from guidelines for special occasions. (ie. Halloween, Valentine’s Day)
C. Nutritional standards and guidelines will apply during the school day only.
IV. St. Patrick’s assurances for reimbursable school meals.St. Patrick’s School will provide reimbursable school meals that meet minimum requirements outlined in federal laws and regulations applicable to child nutrition programs including minimum nutritional standards.
V. St. Patrick’s implementation Plan.A. The school administrator (with consultation and input from teachers) will be responsible for overseeing the School Wellness Policy.
B. The school administrator will report annually to the school education committee the compliance of the School Wellness Policy.
C. St. Patrick’s School will review and make necessary changes to the School Wellness Policy annually during the first quarter of each year.
D. St. Patrick’s School action steps will be:
Nutritional education goalsContinue to serve adequate and healthy food and beverage choices on schedule school days at reasonable prices.Teach students to make nutritious food choices through classroom lessons.In-service teachers and staff on nutrition and wellness with assistance from Monroe County Health Department.
Physical activity policy goalsContinue to provide recess activity time during school days for all students.Continue to provide all students with physical education classes per week.Continue to promote physical activity by informing families of extra curricular activities sponsored by local boys and girls club.Continue to work cooperatively with local public school with regards to organized sports at the local middle school.
Other nutritional policy goals.The full meal program will follow the United States Government Nutritional Standards.A la carte items are not for sale at St. Patrick’s School (except cold lunch milk).No vending machines are or will be located at St. Patrick’s School.Fundraising of food items will be limited to home sales.Families will be encouraged to send healthy snacks for break time.Continue to provide morning milk break for lower grade students.
E. St. Patrick’s School will continue to phase in nutrition information and training during the school year.
F. The School Wellness Policy will be communicated to:Staff through curriculum additionsStudents through classroom lessonsParents through school website.
G. Wellness Policy will be updated every three years or earlier if needed.