Heron Pond Elementary School Food Service Program
The Heron Pond Elementary School breakfast/lunch program is a pre-paid system. Each student has a meal account in which parents make payments to cover their children’s purchases in advance: breakfast, lunch, or milk only. NOTE: All accounts are OPEN unless we receive a letter from you requesting no purchases. From time to time, children do get adventurous and sometimes do make purchases that their parents are unaware of. Parents are responsible for these purchases.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH AND MAY I JOIN MY CHILD?
Please refer to our menu for selections. This will help you to determine the funds needed. Our menu is sent home monthly with your child and also available on the school website.
Parents and Grandparents are welcome to join us. Please call 673-1811 ext 5 (Mandy Dodier) by 9:00 am on the day you will be dining with us to be included in the lunch count. Adult meals are $4.00. Because of concerns with allergies, please do not bring food to share with others.
If you would like to bring your child lunch, please read the following letters concerning Healthy Snack Ideas and our goal for Healthy Lunches.
Heron Pond Lunch Times:
|Grade 2 – 11:10 – 11:30||Daily||Weekly||20|
|Grade 3 – 11:35 – 11:55||Hot lunch w/milk||$2.30||$11.50||$46.00|
|Grade 4 – 12:10 – 12:30||Breakfast w/milk||$1.25||$6.25||$25.00|
|Grade 5 – 12:35 – 12:55||Cold lunch milk||$0. 50||$2.50||$10.00|
|Adult lunch: $4.00 daily|
HOW DO I APPLY FOR FREE/REDUCED ASSISTANCE?
Parents need to fill out assistance forms each year. All information is kept strictly confidential. Applications are sent home with every child the first day of school and are processed as quickly as possible. Letters to notify parents of acceptance are sent home with your child. Forms are always available anytime during the school year, and can be found by clicking the links below. Parents who need help with free or reduced applications or have any questions or concerns are asked to contact Cathy Casali at 673-4201 ext 3308.
FREE/REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION MATERIALS
HOW TO MAKE A PAYMENT:
All checks or cash should be in an envelope with the student’s full name and teacher’s name to ensure proper credit. Payment is due every FRIDAY for the upcoming week. Some parents prefer to mail their checks to us directly so payments are not lost. Money stays in your child’s account until it is used, so absences and field trips need not be a worry. Parents are asked to keep sufficient money in their child’s account. Please call us to check your balance. Low balance notices will be sent home with the children so please check their backpack daily; if you receive a notice, payment should be sent in the next day. Please make check payable to the Milford School District. Checks can be mailed to:Heron Pond Elementary SchoolFood Services80 Heron Pond RoadMilford, NH 03055
CREATING AN ONLINE PAYMENT ACCOUNT (EZ SCHOOL PAY)
Please note – there is a $3 charge per transaction for online meal payments. Payments to student accounts can also be made via cash or check (please make checks out to “Milford School District”).
SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS INFORMATION/FORMS
My child has food allergies.
We ask parents to contact us to discuss your child’s needs. Please contact the school nurse, Melissa Goulet, RN, at 673-1811, so we can help you with your food options.
The breakfast and lunch program encourages healthy eating. We make every effort to provide healthy and satisfying foods for our students. Our menu selections include a variety of whole grains such as wheat, oats, bran, barley, and rice. We also use beef, pork, chicken, and turkey in our recipes. We offer fresh, frozen, or canned fruits and vegetables to encourage your children to try a wide variety of foods. A choice of whole milk, 1% low-fat milk or 1% chocolate milk comes with each meal or may be purchased individually.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE BEEN TREATED UNFAIRLY
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions
participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.