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Food and Meal Services

Hot Lunch Program
 
Selkirk School is one of only 24 Vancouver Schools to offer a district-subsidized school meals program.  Students are offered a healthy and nutritious lunch from a menu of a large variety of delicious items such as BBQ chicken, pasta, tacos, salads, fruit, and milk.  A different meal is served each day and the menu changes monthly.  The lunch program is run in accordance with the B.C. Healthy Schools Food & Beverage Guidelines.
 
Monthly menu / order forms are sent home on a regular basis if you any assistance please contact the office.
 
Cost:
The cost of the lunch program is approx $90.00 per student per month depending on the number of days in the month ($5.00/day). Lunch program is payable in cash or by cheque and students who do not pay by the deadline will not receive lunch for that month. Oct 2018 Lunch menu.pdfOct 2018 Lunch menu.pdf
 
How to register:
Menu forms are handed out only to the students who are currently using the Lunch Program. If you are not on the Program and would like to sign-up, please get a form from the office 2 weeks prior of the month you would like to start. Students must return the signed permission slip, with their payment sealed and initialed on the back of the envelope provided, by the stated due date.  This allows the school to order the proper quantity of food.  Cheques should be made out to the “Vancouver School Board” and can be postdated.  Please write your child’s FULL name, grade and division on the envelope.
 
Subsidies and permission slips - IMPORTANT:
No student shall be denied the school meals program for financial hardship reasons.  If you need a partial or full subsidy, please contact the school principal—requests will be kept confidential.  All students require a signed permission slip by the due date regardless of ability to pay.  This ensures the school has parents’ permission to feed their child, ensures parents have reviewed the monthly menu so that medical and other circumstances have been considered, and allows the school to order proper quantities of food.
 
Students who do not bring in a slip:
Students must hand in their signed permission order form by the due date each month! Late orders will NOT be accepted and students will have to bring a lunch from home that month. Please make sure you check your child's backpack on a regular basis.
 
Students who do not participate:
Students who do not wish to participate in the lunch program should bring a healthy lunch from home to eat with the other students.
 
  
Books & Breakfast

Join us from 8:15-8:45 every morning before school starts in the “Double-O two” room (002) for a light breakfast of cereal or toast, milk and juice, fruit and cheese all in a casual and informal setting.  Staff serve the children their meal and connect with them through reading books or playing games.  It’s a great way for students be well-prepared for their learning, and to feel well-connected to their school and to the adults there.  And we serve specially-shaped pancakes on the last Friday of every month!  This service is free.

This program is supported through donations made directly to the school as well as through The Vancouver Sun Children's Fund Adopt-a-School Project.  To all our kind and generous donors, thank you very much! 

 

Fruit & Veggie Program

This Parent-School jointly run program delivers a fresh fruit or vegetable twice a month to children for them to enjoy during class time, helping them learn about nutrition and healthy eating.  This wonderful program relies on parents to help prepare and organize the food and is always looking for volunteers.  Contact the PAC Chair or the school for further information or if you can help.

 

Other

Our lunchroom:
All students eat at lunch tables in the lunch rooms in the basement of the main building.  For space reasons, intermediate students have lunch from 12:05 to 12:52 and primary students have lunch from 12:13 to 1:00 p.m.
 
Recess snack:
All students are encouraged to bring their own healthy snack from home for recess (10:30-10:50 a.m. daily).
 
Allergy alert:
Please be aware that Selkirk is a “nut-allergy aware” school.  We have students who are allergic to nuts and nut products and ask students to try not to bring snacks or lunch items to school that contain nuts or nut products (e.g. peanut butter).  If they must be brought, students must remember to wash their hands well after eating.  Allergic students also are taught various precautions to keep themselves safe.  If your child has a food allergy, please let the office know.
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