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Hot Lunch Program

St. Thomas the Apostle is committed to creating a culture of wellness in our school community.
Our goal is to provide a healthy environment for students where every child has access to good nutrition and regular physical activity, both of which have been shown to impact learning. Our hope
is that through combined home and school efforts, healthy habits will be learned and practiced for life.IMG_5903[1]

Students have the option of bringing a lunch or buying a hot lunch at school. STA’s hot lunch program, provided by Food Service Professionals (FSP), follows federally approved guidelines for limiting food and drink with high sugar content.  Each lunch contains one-third of the daily nutritional requirements for an elementary school-aged student through the following three components:

  • The Hot Pack – contains entree and vegetables
  • The Cold Pack – contains fruit, dessert, utensils, and napkins
  • One-half pint of milk 

The cost for lunch is $3.35 per day for the regular menu with milk included.  Students may also order extra milk for $0.50.  Exact payment is due each month with a completed order form on the specified due date.  Checks and money orders should be made payable to FSP.  Please note: late orders are not accepted.

The principle goal of FSP’s elementary school food service is Good Food for Better Learning. Research has long indicated that absenteeism and tardiness are reduced among children participating in school lunch and breakfast programs. In addition, teachers observe that general academic performance and behavior are markedly improved among students who eat a wholesome breakfast and lunch.

Online Ordering

St. Thomas the Apostle has partnered with FSP/ BOONLI to provide a secure, fast, and easy-to-use online ordering system that allows parents and guardians to view our lunch menu, order, prepay and manage student lunches from their smartphone, tablet or computer.

Registration and Ordering for August will begin on July 23rd and will close August 6thSeptember  ordering will begin August 7th and will close August 20th.

GETTING STARTED
NEW PARENTS Important Note before You Begin:

If you are eligible for free or reduced meals, register first & do not add items to your shopping cart. Please email hotlunch@stapostleschool.com your status can be updated.  Once your status is updated you will receive a confirmation email and can begin ordering.

  1. Go To: HTTPS://fspro.BOONLI.COM  – (please bookmark this page)
  2. Click on Register: Password is: sta178 , add account, profile(s) information
  3. Sign In with your username & password
  4. To begin ordering click on the calendar date

RETURNING PARENTS

  1. Go To: HTTPS://fspro.BOONLI.COM  – (please bookmark this page)
  2. Sign In with your username & password
  3. Choose student, add their grade for the new school year & click “update profile”
  4. If a student has graduated, select their name & click “remove profile”
  5. Once all profiles are updated you can begin placing orders

PROGRAM INFO – (also available online once you are logged in to your account)

  • FOOD POLICY (Missed/Late Orders, Credits, and Changes/Cancellations): email hotlunch@stapostleschool.com and they’ll get  back to you as soon as possible.
  • TECHNICAL SUPPORT (help navigating the site): email support@boonli.com
  • PAYMENT INFORMATION: The program accepts payment by Debit Card or Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard & Discover.
  • Ordering for more than 1 person? Please be sure to add all items for your student(s) into the shopping cart BEFORE checking-out.
  • Be sure to proceed to checkout and process your payment. Orders that are left in the shopping cart will NOT be processed and your student(s) will not be included in the lunch service.
  • Ordering will be open the prior month from the 1st thru the 15th,

EX: Ordering for October will be open September 1st & close on September15th.

Orders and changes can be made anytime from the 1st to the 15th. Please watch for emails as we send reminders and notices as needed.

Thank you for participating in our school lunch program!

STA Food-Beverage Guidelines

Food or drink with high fat, salt, and sugar content should not be brought to school in lunches. We do not allow families to bring treats to school for children’s birthdays. Any treats sent to school for any reason without permission from the principal and/or assistant principal will stay in the office and be sent home with that child at the end of the day. Great care should be taken about NOT bringing any item that contains peanuts, any type of tree nuts, or items made in a factory which also processes food with nuts, to school as treats.  We urge parents to not send carbonated sweetened drinks with their daily lunches.

 

 

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