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News from the Midfield Elementary School Lunchroom

 

Dear Parents,

            Welcome to a new year at Midfield Elementary. We are excited about out students at MES!

            This year you can put extra money into your child’s account for a la carte items (juice, chips, ice cream, etc.).  All money will be in the same account whether it’s for a meal or extra purchase item.  If you do not want your child’s money used for breakfast or for extra purchases, I will need a note from you.

            Please be sure to notify me in writing if your child has any food allergies or special requirements.  A doctor’s note is required to make any menu changes for a child.

            This school does NOT accept checks.  Money paid into your child’s lunchroom account must be CASH or a money order.

            By order of the Alabama State Board of Education, we cannot charge meals for anyone.  Please be sure your child has money for lunch or brings a lunch from home.

            Feel free to call if you have any questions about your child’s lunchroom account.  We look forward to another great year!

 

Thank you,

Michelle Adams, MES Lunchroom Manger

Phone:  923-1773

 

 

Free Meals for Every Student

 

Midfield City Schools

 

2017-18

 

 

 

                                  

 

 

When school starts on August 10, 2017, every student in Midfield City Schools will have access to a nutritious breakfast and lunch at no cost. This revolution in the way the district offers school meals means fewer students will go hungry and the stigma associated with accepting free meals will be erased.

 

The 2015-16 school year marks year one of a four-year commitment with the USDA and its Community Eligibility Provision. The program will reimburse the district for nearly 100% of the cost of providing school meals to all students. With this change, district officials expect more students to take advantage of the healthy meals available at schools. This will have a ripple effect on academic achievement, student discipline and school culture.

 

This is a huge win for our families. We are firm believers in educating the whole child and providing them what they need for productive school days. If a child is hungry, he’s going to have trouble learning. No child should go hungry and no child should be embarrassed about accepting a meal. By making it universal, we don’t have to single out any child and we can make family budgets a little less tight.