Meal Time at Mt. West Montessori
Lunch at our school is a wonderful sensorial,
social, and cultural experience! This process has many important qualities for
the development of the whole child: children are learning to eat different
nutritionally balanced meals, learning to be open to different tastes and
cultures, becoming aware of the many grace and courtesy lessons that eating
together provides (table manners), becoming independent, and absorbing the
basic social relation rules that eating together offer! This program, unique to
our school, offers many wonderful and valuable opportunities for growth.
In compliance with the Health Department's guidelines, we have carefully selected a licensed and registered Catering Service, Diamond Catering, that meets not only the state's requirements, but is sensitive
to all the values we desire to promote!
All children, to include half-day dismissal students, must
purchase the yearly lunch program in order to participate in the Community
lunch. As part of our program, parents are invited to share a sit down meal at school with your child during his/her birthday celebration! In order to schedule for birthdays lunches please make prior
arrangements with your child’s teacher at least 5 days in advance.
In addition to food being a physiological need,
we will continue offering the children the opportunity to learn and improve in
their educational and social skills. A one time fee
of $10.00 covers the cost of your child's place setting used during his/her meal (flat
plate, bowl, glass, fork, spoon, and knife).