St. Louis School uses Wordware Cafeteria Software to process all cafeteria operations

Welcome to the St. Louis School Cafeteria!

Hot lunches are served daily in our cafeteria.  All students are expected to eat lunch.  Lunch orders are taken each morning during homeroom.  A cafeteria lunch will be provided to any student without a lunch.  Milk break and lunch charges are paid to the cafeteria.  All cafeteria charges are available online through Wordware Cafeteria Software. Our monthly lunch menu is available online as well.

Please click on the link below to view the current month lunch menu:

www.stlouiswaco.org/pdfs/Lunch Menu/lunch.pdf

Please click below to log into your online lunch account:

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St. Louis School Lunch Software Information:

St. Louis School uses Wordware Cafeteria Software to process all cafeteria operations. One feature of this software is to automatically send emails to families with low balances, replacing the time and expense of producing paper statements for families with access to email service. Contacting families concerning their lunch account will be handled electronically, without involving additional personnel or expense, while keeping you better informed. Families will be able to view their account balances anytime using the online access feature.

Daily Web-Email Software:

  • Printed statements will be replaced with emails, for families that have supplied the school with an email address.
  • Emails will be processed and sent out around 6:00p.m. each evening.
  • You can reply to an email statement directly atsmeier@stlouiswaco.org
  • Families must know their family account ID number and PIN to access online family account information. If you have misplaced this information please email smeier@stlouiswaco.org and your account information will be emailed to you.

To access online family account information:

At the beginning of the school year, students will bring home a letter explaining our procedures. Your family account number and PIN will be included in this letter.

  • From the St. Louis website, please click on the Lunch Menu button, On the Lunch Menu page, click on the Wordware link to access you online lunch account.
  • You will be redirected to a secure website, please select our state “TX”, St. Louis School should appear. Enter you family ID number and PIN.
  • You can view your balance information, along with a 2 week detail lunch history.

If you have any problems or questions, you can call the school at 754-2041 or email:

smeier@stlouiswaco.org  or mdvorsky@stlouiswaco.org

NOTE: If you change your email with the office, please send an email to smeier@stlouiswaco.org  to notify the cafeteria about your email change as well.

RenWeb and Wordware are separate applications and have to be updated independently. Thank you for your cooperation.

Thank you.

 

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  1. LOUIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL CAFETERIA CHARGE POLICY

Students who are eligible for free meals are not allowed to charge.

Students eligible for reduced meals are allowed to charge up to $5.00 for reimbursable meals before receiving an alternate meal.

Paying students are allowed to charge up to $25.00 (PK3 – 8) for reimbursable meals before receiving an alternate meal.

The charge amounts are determined by the cost for 10 days of lunches.

No extras, such as main entrée or vegetable are allowed to be charged at any time by any student, unless they have money in their account.

  1. LOUIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL ALTERNATE MEAL POLICY

No student will go hungry during the school day at St. Louis Catholic School.  An alternate meal will be provided for a maximum of two (2) weeks, and then administration would determine if circumstances require intervention.  The meal may consist of a peanut butter sandwich, fruit and milk.

The student will be discreetly offered this alternate meal by the cafeteria manager.  The student will be charged the regular lunch price.  No extras will be available to any student on the alternate meal plan.

MILK BREAK POLICY

Milk breaks will not be offered to students unless they are prepaid for the month.

St. Louis Catholic School 2208 N. 23rd Street, Waco, TX 76708 Ph. 254-754-2041 Fax 254-754-2091

School District of Menomonee Falls School Nutrition Department School Lunch Software

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The lunch and breakfast prices for the 2015 – 2016 school year are as follows:

Lunch Prices Breakfast Prices

Grades K – 5 Hot Lunch $2.10 Grades K – 5 Cold Breakfast $1.35

Grades 6 – 12 Hot Lunch $2.45 Grades 6 – 12 Cold Breakfast $1.40

Grades 9 – 12 Specialty Meal $2.75 Grades 9 – 12 Hot Breakfast $1.60 Reduced $0.40 Reduced $0.00

Adult Lunch $3.50 Adult Breakfast $2.25

Milk $0.40 Milk $0.40

Meeting the Healthy Guidelines

Every day at every school we offer a Garden Bar with fresh fruit and fresh vegetables to all hot lunch students! At North and MFHS daily salads are available with a variety of toppings on each lunch line. There is also a separate salad bar lunch line at the high school. We follow the National School Lunch Program regulations. We have all grains at 51% whole wheat. Weekly saturated fat is less than 10% of the total calories and zero trans-fat (this excludes naturally occurring fats). We offer a variety of milks including 1% white and fat free white, chocolate and strawberry. We also serve dark green, red/orange vegetables and beans weekly.

Family ID and Student Lunch Numbers

Your family ID number will remain the same year after year. Student and staff lunch ID numbers will also remain the same year after year.

SEE WHAT YOUR KIDS ARE EATING! Access your Family Lunch Account Online

Go to your school’s website. On the left hand side of the page, click “Meal Menus/Online Payments”. This is the link to the School Nutrition’s web page. Scroll down to click “Family Lunch Account Information”. The first time you log in, you will need your Family Key to register with Wordware, the Lunch Cashier System. Call 262-250-6462 to request your Family Key. Once you have registered with Wordware, you will then use your email address and a password you create to log in. We will never know your password, so write it down! This site shows your balance, deposits, detailed statement of what your child/ren are eating and lets you set your own low balance email notification level. You can also find the lunch and breakfast menus and nutritional information on the School Nutrition’s web page.

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Lunch Payments- Please DO NOT include lunch money with any other school fees or dues!

Parents can still make on-line lunch account payments. Directions are found on your school’s website under “Meal Menus/Online Payments” then “General Meal Information and Forms”. There is a $2.75 convenience fee for online payments. Parents can also pay by check. Checks should be made payable to Menomonee Falls School Nutrition. Payments can also be mailed to the attention of the School Nutrition Department, Menomonee Falls High School, W142 N8101 Merrimac Drive, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051. Please do not send cash payments. Sending cash can cause problems. If the cash gets lost, it is very difficult to track down. Payments can be sent to school with your student as well. Your student can give the payment to the school secretary in the front office. He/she can also give it to a school nutrition employee in the cafeteria. Only at the High School do we accept cash for purchases for both hot lunch and ala-carte items. We do not accept cash in the hot lunch lines at any of the other schools. If a student brings cash, we have to take time out to put it in an envelope and then mark the student’s name, family ID and the amount on it for a payment. This slows down the lunch lines! Always remember to put your Family ID number on the check! If the family

name is different than the student’s name, please also write the student’s full name on the check. We would again recommend depositing $25.00 or more per student at a time. Our office requires a minimum of two business days to record payments.

Low or Negative balances.

We send out automated E-mail notifications. We start notifying the family when the account hits $5.00. Depending on the number of students in your account and if your student purchases ala-carte, it is possible your lunch account could go from a positive balance to a negative balance in one day. If we have your e-mail address in your account, you will get an automated e-mail, when your account is low. If you want a higher low balance level than $5.00, change your setting at Wordware under “Family Account” then “Change Settings – Notifications”. If you are not getting e-mails, contact us in the School Nutrition Department and we will try to help you. It is the responsibility of the family to keep their lunch account in the positive.

School Board Policy 761

According to board policy, if your family lunch account falls to a negative $2.00, the school nutrition personnel may give your student an alternative lunch. This lunch will consist of one serving of fruit, vegetables and a milk. You will not be charged for the alternative lunch for the first two days. On the third day, and thereafter, you will be charged $1.00 for each alternative lunch.

Free and Reduced Lunches

Families who are having financial difficulties are encouraged to apply for the Free/Reduced Meal Program offered throughout our district. These benefits are completely confidential. Only one Free/Reduced form per family is needed. Send it to the School Nutrition Department at the High School where it will be processed. Forms are found online on our School Nutrition web page under “General Meal Information and Forms” or at your school, if needed. Free and reduced families will be charged $.40 for milk, if your student brings a cold lunch, or you can supply your own drink. Free and reduced students must take a complete hot lunch to receive the free or reduced benefit or ala carte pricing will be charged at your expense. If your family receives public assistance, you may already be directly certified for free lunch through the state. We will mail your notification to you, if you qualify for the Direct Certification and then no paper application will be needed from your family.

Ala Carte items are available at ALL schools

The most common elementary school ala carte items are the extra entrée and the juice box. North Middle School and the High School have many more ala-carte choices available with options like healthy snacks. If your account has a negative balance, ala-carte purchases will not be permitted to be charged to your account. If your student is not blocked from ala carte purchases, your account will be charged, if these items are taken. Fill out the “Extras and Ala Carte Restriction Form” to prevent these purchases found on our School Nutrition web page under “General Meal Information and Forms”.

Thank you for your support of the school lunch program. As always, we continue to strive to improve our program so that we can serve you more efficiently and effectively. If you have any questions or concerns about the program please call us. If at any time you would like a detailed statement of your family account feel free to call 262-250-6461 or 262-250-6462.

Sincerely,

Ruth Ann Kiley-Wiedmeyer

Food Service Director

School District of Menomonee Falls

School Nutrition Department

Peanut butter started out as a healthy food with all nutrition included in the School Lunch Software menu

A child in my rural neighborhood loved peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and dinner during his entire elementary and junior high years.  It’s all he wanted to eat, even forgoing pizza for his beloved PBJ sandwich.    Pondering this love for tasty peanut butter and jelly, it seems like the perfect food to research in trying out the Food Timeline by Lynne Olver, a reference librarian with a passion for food history.  It’s available on the website, http://www.foodtimeline.org, starting by Ms. Olver in 1999.  The site notes that she passed in 2015.

It is amazing, fun, and interesting to find the detailed research that has gone into each of the hundreds of items listed on the site.  Peanut butter and jelly appeared on the scene in about 1901, along with the savory Eggs in a Basket.  That is about the first time peanuts were ground into ‘butter’, some 30 years after breakfast cereal and 30 years before refrigerator biscuits. The actual PBJ sandwich didn’t appear until sliced bread arrived during the 1920s.  It can now be said that the Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich is the best thing since sliced bread. (smile)

Peanut butter started out as a health food and became more popular as the price dropped.  In 1923 The Beech-Nut Packing Co of Canajoharie, NY put out a book of menus and recipes by Ida Bailey Allen that listed six variations of the BPJ sandwich.  They are all worth a look on the website…link here.  By 1928 there were incredible menu options for expanding the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, including honey, walnuts, celery, ginger, currants, prunes, ham, maple, strawberry, lettuce and so forth.  Some are actually mouthwatering!  This site is a gem for anyone involved in cooking, teaching, or food.  Enjoy!, howsoever there is a best school lunch software for your school’s  lunch program.  Using software you can provide healthy nutrition to the student .  Wordware’s school lunch software is the most unique and affordable nutrition software  for elementary, junior  high schools.  Most of the schools and colleges are satisfied with the wordware nutrition software  LCS1000 mayflower . From the launch of the new nutrition’s software, School Food Service Directors, was happy  that Wordware Lunch Cashier system would be an excellent fit for the children in their school.

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In looking at the development of school lunch programs with integration of school lunch software, one theme becomes evident. Students perform better in the classroom if they are properly nourished. Going back to Europe in pre-US colonial times, the first evidence of a food program started because a teacher wanted to feed his students a nutritious meal on a tight budget.   Over the years, different cities and countries in Europe gradually developed systems for feeding hungry children so they could study better.

Today’s national food program in the US has roots in many small food services across the country, sponsored by churches, home societies, associations and the like. Most were genuinely concerned about hungry and needy children.   In 1904 Robert Hunter wrote in his book Poverty that “every child shall be given a certain amount of instruction, let us render it possible for them to receive it” meaning ‘feed them’. School’s lunch software provides ease and fast process of lunch distribution.

Flash forward to today. There have been frequent headlines, social media posts gone viral, and news reports on the benefits of the new nutrition guidelines for schools. What is interesting, in light of why we provide nourishment to our future workforce, is that no one seems to be asking the teachers if it is making a difference. Are students overall performing better? Are reading, writing and mathematics skills improving because, at least in part, we have a well-fed school population? Questions worth asking, don’t you think? This all is possible with the help of nutrition software, named lunch cashier system. Only school lunch software,in the industry which works on Windows, MAC, Chromebook. Wordware is continually developing their nutrition software to meet and exceed the needs and demands of our customers across multiple settings. Based on our customer needs and technology environments, we have created a fully web based program that will run on any HTML5 device and can be deployed as a fully cloud based solution or on an appliance. What does that mean to you? You can deploy our software any way you choose without a major investment in your infrastructure.

Wordware dedicated for providing best nutrition software to the schools for the health of students and to make worry free their parents.

Reference:

National School Lunch Program, Background and Development, by Gordon W. Gunderson, 06/17/2014

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