Payment of lunch is expected at the time of purchase. A student may borrow up to 3 lunch purchases. Student accounts that have more than 3 outstanding lunch charges will not be denied lunch, but will have limited choices to purchase. Negative balance reports are sent home at least every two weeks and students are discretely advised at the time of the purchase of low balances.

2017-2018 Free and Reduced Price Meal Application - If you feel your child may be eligible for meal benefits, please fill out an application (one per household). If you have received a letter stating your child has qualified for meal benefits as a result of Direct Certification, you do not need to fill out an application.

Massachusetts Farm to School Project's Harvest of the Month for October is PEARS!

Important news:

  • NEW The price of lunch is $2.75 at the elementary schools and$3.00 at the Middle/Senior High School. Breakfast will remain at $1.25 at the elementary schools and $1.50 at the Middle/Senior High School.
  • As with last year, students will be asked to take at least one fruit or vegetable with each lunch. This year, this will be true for breakfast as well. We will continue to offer several choices at each meal to make it easy for students to select something they will enjoy. We are happy to be participating in the Massachusetts Farm to School Project again this year and many of the fruits and veggies in our cafeteria will have been grown locally!
  • Howard School will be offering an early breakfast to all students from 7:45-8:15 am. For $1.25 students can choose from juice, fruit, milk, choice of bagels, cereals, low-fat muffins or breakfast sandwiches, and low-fat yogurt. Healthy a la carte items will be available to purchase as well. Whether they eat at home or at school, every child should eat breakfast every day!

We look forward to a great year of serving tasty and nutritious meals to your children to support their success in school! School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families. Thank you!

Ann Marie Grinder, Food Service Director