Breakfast and lunch
Children can eat breakfast at school from 8:05 a.m. to 8:20 a.m.
Lunch is in the cafeteria at the same time every day. Lunch lasts for 25 minutes.
Prices for meals
- Breakfast: $0.80 with juice/milk
- Lunch: $1.50 with a drink.
- Milk: $0.45
Do not send candy to school with your child.
How to pay for meals:
- Pay for many lunches at a time by writing a check to West Park Place Cafeteria.
- You can also pay online using a credit card by clicking here.
Free and reduced lunches
Families may qualify for free or lower priced lunches for their children. Click here to download the application for this program.
If your child does not eat some foods (because of allergies or religious reasons), please send a note telling the school which foods your child should not eat. This information will go on your child’s account so that lunch helpers can help your child choose what to eat.
The monthly school lunch menus are sent home each month. The menu is also on the district website (click here to download the menu in PDF).
Importance of breakfast
Research shows that children who eat a good breakfast do better in school.
Children who skip breakfast make more mistakes, have more difficulty remembering, and are less able to tell the difference between similar things. (Pollitt E, Leibel RL, Greenfield D. “Brief fasting, stress, and cognition in children.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1981; 34:1526-1533)
Eating breakfast helps children do better on mental tasks and handle frustration. (Bellisle F. “Effects of diet on behaviour and cognition in children.” British Journal of Nutrition 2004;92 Suppl 2, S227-S232)
Healthy meals for children
Please see the resources below for some ideas about healthy meals for children: