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***Portland Christian Healthy Lunch Program***
It is our desire to serve our students by providing tasty, healthy and affordable lunches! To that end; we would like to announce new lunch options beginning this school year. The new PCS Healthy Lunch program will allow for more in house preparation, fresh foods and it will include a reduced price lunch option to qualifying families.
PCS will no longer be participating in the Federal Food Program.
New Policy for PCS Lunch Accounts 2016-17
When we begin the new school year at Portland Christian School, there will be some changes to the lunch program as it pertains to payment. The primary focus of our staff is the preparation and service of the meal. To help us make the most of our time, we have instituted a “no charge” policy for the upcoming school year. School lunch accounts will be “debit” accounts, not charge accounts. Families will deposit funds in their accounts for food purchases of any kind. Prepayment allows students to go through the line quicker giving them more time to eat. Payment can be accomplished in one of two ways:
Prepay with a check or cash: Please put payments in an envelope marked with the student’s name, grade, and amount paid. To insure your account gets credited, please make certain you label all envelopes containing a payment, especially if paying with cash.
Online payment: Go to the ezparentcenter.com, enter your email address then click "forgot password". You will get an email from them telling you to create a password. Once you go in to the site, you will need to go to the credit card tab at the top and enter a credit card that you want to use to make payments. If you have any questions or problems, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and we will be glad to help you. You can also monitor the transactions of your child and preorder their lunch from this site.
This is only available on a limited basis and is designed to cover the rare situation of a student forgetting a lunch or a parent neglecting to prepay. Charges will be allowed for one day only and must be paid in full the following school day. If your account becomes delinquent, you may be charged a late fee.
Eating Lunch with your Child
You are welcome to join your child for lunch at any time. If you are able to send a note in advance so that we can assure you get what you want to eat, that would be helpful. You may send it with your student or email it to the email addresses listed above before 9:00am. An adult lunch is $4.50 and can be paid as you come through the line or sent in with your order/child that morning.
Student Lunch Prices:
Lunch Meal- 3.50
Entrée Only- 2.50
Extra slice of Papa John’s pizza only on Fridays- 1.50
(With a purchased lunch only)
Chik Fil A Sandwich only- 3.00
(If purchased as an entrée only or a second sandwich w/lunch)
Fruits/Vegetables- 1.00 each
Milk/Tea (9-12 only)- .50
Ice Cream will be available at various prices from .50-1.00
Adult Lunch- 4.50
*Reduced priced lunches will be offered to qualifying households. Please go to the Lunch Room page in the Parent section of our webpage- http://www.portlandchristian.org for more information and an application.
We also offer the option to purchase an annual or semester lunch ticket at a reduced price. If you wish to purchase an annual ticket, the cost is $550.00 to be paid the first day of school. If you would prefer to split it up in to semester payments, a semester ticket is $290.00 and is to be paid the first day of school and again the first day of the second semester, January 17th.
Food Allergies/Special Dietary Needs:
If your student has any dietary restriction due to allergies or for health reasons, please print a Medical Referral Form for Allergies from the website and notify us immediately. We will make every attempt to accommodate your child and ensure their safety.
If you have a child that is diabetic, we provide nutrition information on our website under the Parent section so that you may allow for that in your child’s medication. We will do our best to keep this updated as we make changes or offer new items on the menu, but, if for some reason you cannot find the information you need, or simply have a question, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Milk for snack is offered to Elementary students in grades K-2nd. The cafeteria will provide a drink during that time to those who wish to participate (white milk, chocolate milk, or orange juice). The cost is $85.00 for the school year. Please print the milk break form from the Parent section of our website and return it to the cafeteria the first week of school with your payment if your child wishes to participate. Semester payment options may be requested by contacting email@example.com.
Morning and After School and Snack Break Offerings :
We will also be offering a grab and go snack option. This will be available during the snack break for K-2nd and Middle School students and to all students before school (7:30-7:40) and after school (3:00-3:15). This will consist of various fruits, granola bars, and trail mix options at a cost of $1.00 each. We will not sell chips or ice cream during each of these times; they will only be available at lunch and after school.
We are looking forward to serving you this year!
Since 1924, Portland Christian School has been committed to honoring our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Creator of all things, with a learning environment that is based on biblical principles and is intellectually stimulating. Our desire is to work cooperatively with the student's home and church, "so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work".