Lunch & Nutrition
2016/2017 A Blair McPherson School Lunch Program Information
Lunch fees cover the cost of lunch supervisors hired by the school to assist with lunch hour supervision. There is a price difference between our elementary and junior high students because we have hired additional lunch supervisors to assist our younger students.
ABM Lunch Program Information - click if you would like to print a copy.
Lunch fee rates are as follows:
Elementary - $135.00 per year
Junior High - $60.00 per year
We will also be offering the opportunity for students to stay at the school on an occasional drop-in basis and those students will be charged $2.00 per lunch hour. We will NOT be selling lunch passes on a monthly basis nor will we have a family rate. Students will not be required to pay the drop-in fee if they are participating in a school lunch activity eg. choir, intramurals or a club event.
Students who go home during the lunch hour should not return to the school prior to 12:23 PM.
General Lunch Program Information
For the 2016/2017 school year the lunch hour at A. Blair McPherson School will be divided into two time periods:
11:43 – 12:06 – Elementary students eat their lunches in their classrooms
Junior High students are dismissed outside or alternate school activities
12:06 – 12:28 – Elementary students play outside (weather permitting)
Junior High students eat their lunches in the upstairs common area or upper classrooms
Students can be burned or even start a small fire due to overheating food. For safety reasons, microwave ovens will not be available for student use during the lunch hour. If parents would like to send a warm lunch for their child, students are welcome to bring their warm lunch in a Thermos.
Please ensure students have the necessary utensils for eating their lunch included in their lunch bag.
Elementary “Nut Free” zone
Several elementary students at A. Blair McPherson School have severe nut allergies. Homeroom teachers will inform parents if a child has a severe nut allergy in their homeroom class where lunches are eaten. In order to ensure these students eat in a safe environment, parents of students in the specific homerooms are to refrain from sending nut products in student lunches.
Appropriate attire for weather conditions
Students will be asked to enjoy the outdoors and get some fresh air during the lunch hour. It is imperative that children arrive with the appropriate outerwear for the weather conditions. Appropriate outerwear would include: warm jacket, snow pants, gloves/mittens, hat/toque and warm footwear for those frosty winter days. When the outside temperature drops below – 23 degrees students will have alternate lunch hour activities within the building.