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Fun and Informative May Newsletter!

HELLO AND WELCOME!                     

Thank you for participating in our School Breakfast and Lunch Programs.

Breakfast and Lunch Menus for the current month are available by using "QUICK LINKS"  at the bottom of this page, click on DOCS & FORMS, and look for "Food Services:  Cool School Cafe Information"

At our school we use a computerized meal counting system in the cafeteria that works like an internal debit account. Send funds for the account and lunch costs will be deducted when your child comes through the serving line for lunch.  Lunch cost is $3.00 per day.  There are NO Charges for Breakfast Meals at Cape May City Elementary.  Breakfast is available in the classroom each school morning and all are welcome to participate.  Check out this article about the benefits of school breakfast:  Breakfast in School - Healthy and Nutritious

We ask that payment for lunches be made in advance or on the day the lunch is served. Invoices will be sent home upon request or when an account is past due.  You can always check with us about the balance on your child’s account by calling us, emailing us, or sending in a note.

You can send cash or checks with your child. The teachers collect cafeteria money in the morning.Please consider paying by the week or month if possible.  It is very helpful in our record keeping and reduces the risk of children losing money on a daily basis. We are unable to process credit cards or on-line payments at this time.

Checks can be made to:   Cape May City BOE

Please be sure your child’s name is on the payment.    Thank you!

Charge Policy: If an account remains past due after we have contacted you, and a payment plan has not been arranged with us, an alternate meal may be provided. We will be sure to contact you first before this were to ever occur. More information on our CME Unpaid Meal Charges Policy

There are many useful documents found In the Documents Section of our website including the USDA Non-Discrimination Statement,  our Wellness Policy & Wellness Policy Self Assessment Tool, Monthly Menus and Meal Costs, Links to Nutrition and Health Websites, Free and Reduced Meals Applications and much more. To get to the "Documents Page". Use the "QUICKLINKS" at the bottom of this page and select "Docs & Forms" and look for Food Services-Cool School Cafe.  Please check it out!!

In-School Celebrations:  In accordance with our School Wellness Policy, Cape May City Elementary will not include foods of minimal nutritional value in classroom celebrations. Basically, these are foods that list sugar as the first ingredient, (like soda & many candies) and foods that are especially high in saturated fats or have any trans fats, (like some desserts and candies).  Please Note:  If you plan to purchase a food item to share with your child's classmates, contact your child's teacher prior to planning any in school celebration.  There could be a student with food allergy in the classroom that will need to be considered.  ALL food items brought into the school MUST be presented in a sealed container from the grocery store with an ingredient list attached.  Sugar can not be the first ingredient, and it can not contain ANY trans fats.   This is for the health and safety of our students and is in accordance with N.J.A.C. 2:36-1.13 - Bio security for School Food Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  This process will also allow us to identify potential food allergy ingredients.  If you have any questions or concerns about the policy, please contact Marianne Linnington at 609-884-8485 ext. 223.

WE CAN HELP!  The School Cafeteria can supply healthy treats for your child’s in school celebration! An Order Form is available by clicking here: Celebration Order Form   Or just call us and we will be happy to send one home!