The Hot Lunch Program
Forms are distributed in September and can be found here.
Our Hot Lunch Program at Castor Valley is proudly catered by local companies.
The program is split into two rotations: Kindergarten-Gr.3 and Gr.4-8. Each group has a lunch every other Wednesday. The type of meal rotates.
Our school Lunch Program complies with the School Food and Beverage Policy from the Ontario Ministry of Education that came into effect September 1, 2011 for all Ontario schools www.ontario.ca/healthyschools.
We continue to use Gabriel’s Pizza which offers their pizzas on a nutritional whole-grain thin crust. We will also continue serving Oven-Baked Chicken Fingers (descriptions on the order form) from AJ’s Catering, Subway lunches, the Hot Potato Company with their delicious baked potatoes and Caesar salads, and Red Dot Cafe will be providing Castor Valley with a 16 oz bowl of penne with two choices of sauces (description on the order form). Starting this year, if your child is absent for the day, their lunch will not be kept for the next day nor will it be sent home with a sibling.
Please note if you participate in the Milk Program and order juice (100% fruit juice), your child will receive two drinks that day at the first nutrition break.
The Lunch Lady
On Mondays and Thursdays, we have lunches catered by The Lunch Lady.
The Lunch Lady has been preparing and delivering individually catered hot and cold lunches to children at school since 1993. They are the largest provider of this service in Canada, serving thousands of children every school day through nearly 50 kitchens, in 5 provinces!
Programs are fully compliant with the school nutrition requirements of all Canadian provinces. This includes Ontario’s new School Food and Beverage Policy [PPM 150], which the Lunch Lady has been fully compliant with since September 2010.
To register or order your meals, please visit http://thelunchlady.ca
The Milk Program
The milk program allows you to pre-order fresh, cold milk for your child/children, which is sorted and delivered to each classroom for the first Nutrition Break. The milk is delivered twice a week from and stored in fridges. Approximately 1 hour before the first Nutrition Break, a Parent Volunteer sorts the milk for each class into a cooler bag, along with a cold pack, ensuring the milk will be as cold as possible.
This program is run strictly by Parent Volunteers, who sort the milk, and Student Volunteers, who deliver the milk to the classes. This program is not run by the School, and funds generated are used by the Castor Valley Elementary School Council to use for funding projects, purchasing books, trips, work on the school yard, etc, that are not covered by the school budget.
Forms are distributed twice each year and can be found here.