Did you know we are using a new school lunch menu this year? In an effort to provide our children with more healthful meals, PS 150 has moved to the Alternative Lunch Menu, which, for the month of September at least, alternates between entrees featuring chicken or turkey (there is no red meat) and vegetarian entrees, plus a daily vegetable side. Compare it with the Regular menu and you’ll quickly notice the absence of chicken tenders, burgers, and french fries!
Also relatively new is the payment plan. No longer do you have to decide in advance whether you are going to do school lunch every day or only on Fridays, and pay for the whole year at once. Now, you set up an account at MySchoolBucks, register your child(ren), and deposit money from a credit card. Every morning, your child only needs to tell her teacher that she would like school lunch, and the money is debited from your account. This gives parents greater flexibility – which in our house means a more frequent reliance on school lunch.
The standard price for lunch is $1.75, and you can opt to have your account replenished automatically when it dips below a certain level.
And don’t forget about breakfast! Breakfast is free at all NYC public schools and at PS 150 it’s a great way for your child to meet children in other grades. Breakfast is served in the multipurpose room beginning at 8AM. Children in K-5 may be dropped off; pre-K students (who eat breakfast again in their classroom) must be accompanied by an adult.