St. Mary Catholic School Lunch Program
Sister Corda’s Kitchen

Welcome to Sister Corda’s Kitchen.
Crusader Cafe has a new name! In memory of our beloved Sister Corda we have renamed our school
kitchen, Sister Corda’s Kitchen. All families of St. Mary Catholic School are encouraged to participate in
our school lunch program. Students enjoy a delicious hot lunch for only $3.75. Our lunch price will
remain the same this year, but due to an increase in milk prices from our vendor, our milk price will
increase to 75 cents.

Lunch Program
Our menus are pre-set, posted on our website, and sent out electronically each month as part of the
monthly newsletter packet. A current menu is always posted in the cafeteria. We offer a daily lunch
entree, plus optional vegetable, fruit, and drink. Each day we also offer the following options: hot dog
on a bun, Corn Dog (new this year) or freshly made salads (grilled chicken or meatless)and a roll. All
daily options include a choice of vegetable, fruit and drink. We prepare food based on student orders,
so it is very important that all students place their lunch orders before 10:30 A.M., to ensure students
receive the lunch of their choice.

We offer various snacks and ice cream choices. During the 10:00 break, we sell a variety of options
including soft pretzels, bagged chips, fresh fruit, and some breakfast items, like fresh muffins and cold
cereal. Gluten free snacks and ice cream options are available. Ice cream is sold only during lunch time.
Prices range from $.50 to $1.00.

Allergy/Special Needs
If your student has an allergy, please forward this information to the cafeteria. The staff needs to ensure
your student’s safety while in the cafeteria. You are welcome to read our food labels. You may also
speak to Mrs .Shultz, manager, or Mrs. Brooks, assistant manager if you have any questions.

Volunteer Opportunities
We are always looking for volunteers. Helping in the cafeteria is a fun way to earn time toward your
Family Commitment hours! Whether you can give us four hours, or one, all volunteers are welcome.
Please use Sign-Up Genius to volunteer.

Kitchen helpers: These volunteers work specifically in the kitchen helping with food preparations,
serving and clean up.

Dining Hall helpers: These volunteers assist the teacher on duty in the Monsignor Passarelli Dining Hall.
Volunteers sell snacks and ice cream, wipe down tables between lunch shifts, clean up and help
students with their lunches. These volunteers are needed for all three lunch shifts, especially with the
younger students during shift two! **For the first month of school, we will be asking for 2 dining room
volunteers each day.

Lunch account payment options and policies
Payment Options
We offer two options for paying for student lunches and snacks.
Option one: Pay as you go—Cash or Check. Pay as you go lunches may be paid for the day of lunch or
on Mondays to cover to the lunches your child/children plan to buy for that week.
Option two: Set up a family lunch account. This is a pre-paid account. You pay the amount you choose,
either with cash or check. Your student will have the option to purchase lunch and snacks from this
account. Please notify us if you do not want your child buying snack off of their lunch account.

Maintaining your pre-paid account
● Once your pre-paid account reaches a zero balance, you will need to add more money to the
account in order for your child/children to be able to purchase lunch or snacks from this
● We will send out an email to all families with pre-paid accounts weekly, so you are aware of
your balance.
● We ask that you pay close attention to the weekly emails in order to manage your family
● Lunch accounts are family accounts. If paying for lunches by check, only one check needs to be
sent in to cover lunches for all of the children in your family. Please make checks payable to
“St. Mary Catholic School”. Please be sure to note “Lunch Account” on the Memo line. **Also,
if the name on your check is different than your child’s last name, please include your child’s
name on the memo line.
● Delinquent lunch account will be assessed a $5.00 late fee for every $20.00 past due.

We are looking forward to another great year! Please remember you can contact us at any time with
questions or suggestions.

Thank you!
Tammy Shultz, Manager
Barbara Brooks, Assistant Manager or
(301) 739-7862