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.
The Health Department is limiting the program to
food provided ONLY by a licensed and registered Catering Service of our choice.
Diamond Catering meets the requirements, not only by the State but they are sensitive
to all the values we are searching to promote!
ALL CHILDREN (including half-day dismissal) must
purchase the yearly lunch program in order to participate in the Community
lunch (for 10 payments of $68.50 per year, payable to Mt. West Montessori,
starting with August 1st tuition). As part of our program, parents will be
invited to share a sit down meal at school with your child during their
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. Each child will need to pay a one time fee
of $7.00 to cover the cost of all place settings used during their meal (flat
plate, bowl, glass, fork, spoon, and knife).
Please click on the link below to see the lunch menu for the month: