Currently, St. Thomas More School offers "Hot Lunch" on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursday with meals being provided by outside vendors. White milk and chocolate milk are available for purchase each day. Students order on the morning of the day they wish to participate in hot lunch...no preordering necessary. Parents do have the option of ordering in advance for their children, which may be a preferred method for younger students, but children quickly get used to the routine of ordering in the classroom and most students are fully capable of ordering their own meals when necessary.
Monies for the hot lunch program are expected to be paid in advance. Families are to make payments into their hot lunch account prior to student ordering. Some families prefer to make a large payment at the beginning of the year. Other families may need to budget differently and send monies in once per month or even weekly. In any case, monies are NOT accepted in the lunch line, and can be paid to the bookkeeper in cash, check, or with a debit/credit card.
Participation in the hot lunch program is completely optional--a student is welcome to bring a lunch from home every day if they or you prefer.