As announced earlier in the summer and in response to parent feedback via the interest survey conducted during the spring, we are pleased to confirm that the cafeteria program will re-open and provide food service for students, faculty, and staff in the new year. We are delighted to welcome back Mrs. Floribel Fleisig (Cafeteria Supervisor), Mrs. Myriam Slaiby (Kitchen Assistant), and Mrs. Letty Gutierrez (Kitchen Assistant). It is a great blessing for our school that all three members of the team are able to return to restart a program that has been such a beloved tradition at All Saints. School lunch costs $5.00 per day.
Through the website you can now keep track of your student’s lunch account. You are also able to add money online with your credit/debit card or you can link your bank account to your student account. Please note that these online transactions will include a convenience fee.
You may log in to payschoolscentral.com or download the app to your smartphone or device. Your child was assigned ID number, which you will use to set up your account. Please refer to the following link for assistance in setting up your account: PaySchools_5-Steps-
Parents may also choose to send in payment (cash or check) directly to the cafeteria. All checks for cafeteria accounts should be made payable to All Saints Catholic School. Payment envelopes should be clearly marked with your child’s name and grade. Cash in unmarked envelopes will not be applied. Cash for daily purchases will be collected by the cafeteria staff on the day lunch is purchased. No advance daily purchases will be accepted. Money for cafeteria purchases cannot be combined on one check with other school expenses (i.e., tuition, field trips, etc.).
- When your child has only $20.00 left on his or her monthly lunch account, a note will be sent home or you will receive an email reminder to add money to your student(s) account. If you do not use our online system and need to check the status of your child’s account, please call Mrs. Fleisig, Cafeteria Manager, at 703-368-4400, Ext. 209, Monday through Friday between 8:00 – 10:00 AM.
- If you have a negative balance of $20.00 or more, the system will not allow us to make any further charges. We will advance up to two hot lunches to your child and send you a bill for $5.00 per lunch. If the situation persists for a third day, we will offer the child a bologna and cheese sandwich for that day and send you another bill for $5.00. You will then be contacted to discuss the matter.
- Please make sure your child knows that if he or she has a lunch problem such as a forgotten lunch, no money, etc., he or she should always inform a member of the cafeteria staff about it. If we are notified of the situation, your child will not go hungry.
- If your child has a food allergy, please notify the nurse in writing. This information will then be provided to the cafeteria manager in a confidential manner. While we will exercise reasonable precautions to avoid incidents, your child must be made aware of his/her food allergy and also be told to avoid these foods.
- It is very important that students pre-order their lunches in the morning in the classroom on a daily basis. We rely on these lunch counts to prepare enough food for all of our students. When students fail to pre-order their lunch, we remind them when they come through the line. If this continues to occur, we may need to offer them a sandwich instead of the menu item, especially on our busier lunch days.
- If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to call the cafeteria at 703-368-4400, ext. 209 between 8:00 -10:00 AM.
We look forward to seeing your child at lunch every day!
Eagle Pride Cafe
As we are always working to improve our cafeteria process, we are continuing with a program that was piloted with our 3-5 graders last spring. We are fully implementing the program in kindergarten through fifth grades this school year. The Eagle PRIDE Cafe will be a positive reinforcement of “restaurant manners” in the cafeteria.
PRIDE stands for: P-Practicing, R-Responsibility, I-in, D-Daily, E-Example The teachers and cafeteria staff will be working closely with students to encourage positive behavior in the cafeteria and earning “Eagle Dollars” as a class. Please see the link to the Cafeteria Expectations. Included is an explanation of the program and student expectations for behavior in the cafeteria. Classes will earn Eagle Dollars together and each week, the top earning class will receive a reward such as extra recess or free draw/talk time. There is no punitive consequence when a class earns zero dollars. It is simply an opportunity for the cafeteria staff and teachers to redirect to the expected behaviors. Again, this system is based on positive reinforcement.
We are very excited for the positive direction the cafeteria is continuing to take this year. The classroom teachers, cafeteria staff, and administration have worked together to review our current cafeteria procedures and made changes together to create the most wholesome and positive learning environment for our students. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.
PUBLIC NOTIFICATION – Special Milk Program – Pricing School Year 2016-2017
Schools in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington offer the Special Milk Program for Children to eligible students. The schools/institutions operate under the regulations relating to non-discrimination, and the policy is provided in bold below:
The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diocese of Arlington schools participating** in the Special Milk Program for Children are as follows:
Alexandria:– Blessed Sacrament, St. Louis, St. Mary
Annandale:– Holy Spirit, St. Michael
Arlington:– St. Agnes. St. Ann
Ashburn:– St. Theresa
Chantilly:– St. Timothy. St. Veronica
Clifton:– St. Andrew the Apostle
Fairfax:– St. Leo the Great
Falls Church:– Corpus Christi Elementary. Corpus Christi Early Childhood Center, St. James
Herndon:– St. Joseph School
Manassas:– All Saints Catholic School
McLean:– St. John Academy
Potomac Falls:– Our Lady of Hope
Springfield:– St. Bernadette Triangle– St. Francis of Assisi
Vienna:– Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Mark Winchester:– Sacred Heart Academy
Woodbridge:– St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School
**At time of publication, applications for participation in the 2016-2017 Special Milk Program were still being processed. Please check with your local school regarding their participation in this program.