Letter from the Cafeteria,

August 2018

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your support of the St. Matthew Hot Lunch Program.  As we begin the new school

year, we would like to outline the procedure for paying for your child’s hot lunch.  With our computer

system there are several ways to pay for your student’s lunch.

1. The price of hot lunch or one trip to the salad bar will be $3.50.

2. Each student’s account is separate and is not listed under the family’s name.

Money has to be deposited into each individual account.  The student ID# remains the same for

all years they are enrolled at St. Matthew.


3. There are several ways to pay for lunch:

a). Send a check or cash to the cafeteria and we can post it online for you. There is no fee if parents pay the cafeteria directly. Please make sure to list your child’s first and last name on the envelope. If you are sending a check for a family you will need to designate the amount to be put into each child’s account. All payments will automatically be posted to ala carte unless otherwise designated. A minimum $10.00 payment is required.

b). Go online to www.myschoolaccount.com and set up an account to use a debit card, credit card, or have deducted from your checking or savings account to pay for lunch. There is a $2.00 charge for each transaction to use this service. On this website you can also view what your child is purchasing. All payments are automatically posted in ala carte which gives the students access to use the money for lunch, salad bar, or the ala carte table. Parents of new students will not be able to access this online service till the student is given an ID number and scanned into the system.

4. The price of milk will be .50 cents. This can be purchased at the ala carte table.

5.   Ala carte prices will be posted in the cafeteria.

6. You do not have to specify which days your child or children want to buy. The teacher takes a count each morning as to the number of lunches and salad bar orders then sends the count to the cafeteria.

7. IOU notices will be sent home on Monday with the student. Please remember to add additional funds so the account does not revert to having a negative balance. We have bills to pay just as you do at your home.  We discourage you from running a negative balance with the cafeteria.  All accounts must be paid in full at the end of the school year or you will be denied access to your child’s report card.  

8.   On days when school is delayed due to weather it is difficult for us to have lunch ready in time.  On Weather Delay Days we will serve a standard meal:

    Chicken Nuggets

    Carrots, Salad

    Fruit Cocktail, Fresh Fruit

    Dinner Roll


Thank you!

Thank you for your cooperation.

Eileen Buzenski

Cafeteria Manager

Free and Reduced Lunches: 

Please CLICK HERE to go to the Free and Reduced Application that you may download.

Please click on the above link to access the Food Allergies Form.