A few of you have asked about our lunch menu, I am attaching it to this email here–>Sept Lunch Menu
You can also view the menu on the bulletin board outside our classroom door.
Children in our classroom eat “family style.” The cafeteria prepares a main dish, a fruit, vegetable and milk each day for lunch. Children are encouraged to serve themselves and pass dishes around the table. During lunch children socialize, build relationships with peers and teachers while sharing in a meal together. Some children are introduced to vegetables/fruits/main dishes that they’ve never tried before. Teachers eat with the kids and encourage them to take “try it” bites to see if they like the new food. While some children prefer not to eat the broccoli or items offered, they have other choices to choose from. Most of our main dishes include a bread and a cheese (a good majority of our kids eat these things). While children are adjusting to eating away from home, please encourage them to try new things with us at school. So far we are noticing a good majority of the kids trying foods and eating with us. We are very excited about this!
Part of the requirements of our PreK programming include providing all children with a school lunch. Please give your child time to adjust to the classroom surroundings- while we cannot create specific menus for each individual children, we are learning which foods the majority of our kids will eat. If we notice something that is not halel or is not eaten by the kids that is on our menu, we will choose a second option for all kids to enjoy.
If you are worried about your child not eating enough (only 1 child in our room, we are concerned about) feel free to give them breakfast before school and have a snack ready for them to eat after school.