• BERLIN ELEMENTARY FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

    Welcome back to school!!!

    My name is Austin Jacobs and I am the Food Service Director here at the Berlin Elementary School. Debra Anderson is the Assistant Food Service Agent and we are both looking forward to serving your children wonderful, nutritious meals. We anticipate that we will participate in the Fresh Fruit and Veggie Program again this year and will be distributing healthy snacks to all students daily. We will be serving breakfast and lunch every day. Berlin Elementary School is a “Nut Aware” school. As a community, we respect all students and staff who may have dietary needs due to medical concerns. We make every effort to ensure that all individuals feel safe and accepted in all areas of the school. Some students/staff at BES have life-threatening allergies to a variety of foods including forms of nuts, not just peanuts. We request that you be aware of any products brought from home that may contain nuts and/or foods processed in a facility that produces products with nuts; reading labels is an important way to ensure the safety of our school community. BES has established a “nut free” table reserved in the cafeteria that can be safely used by ANY student to safely have a nut-free meal. Please be assured every precaution is used by the food service department to prepare meals that take all dietary restrictions and allergies into account.  Again, by reading ingredients and product labels prior to preparing meals brought to school, you will help keep our students safe. You will also receive from individual classroom teachers and the school nurse specific guidelines to follow to ensure safety in classroom. Please read and adhere to the information provided around this very important issue.

    Menus—Menus will be sent home monthly and can be found on the Berlin Elementary School web page.  There are also extra lunch menus available at the front office.

    Costs:

    • Breakfast- Students = $2.75 (no cost to those qualifying for free or reduced)
    • Breakfast- Adults = $3.75     
    • Lunch- Students = $3.75(no cost to those qualifying for free or reduced)
    • Lunch- Adults = $5.25
    • Milk- ALL = $0.50 (one milk at no charge with meal for those qualifying for free or reduced) any extra milks will be a $0.50 charge to accounts.

     

    Applications for Free and Reduced Meals:

        The Free and Reduced application is strongly encouraged paperwork, even if you feel you may not qualify.  Please return it to school A.S.A.P.  This program is not only helpful to families in need, but also helps support our school’s food program. Any information provided will be kept strictly confidential. You will be notified promptly of your eligibility. Should you require assistance in completing the form, please call the district office at 1-802-229-0553 ext. 312 for help. Please be reminded that per state regulations Free & Reduced Meals, in order to be free, need to be complete meals, consisting of ALL components

    Thank you for supporting our efforts in providing healthy, well balanced meals for our growing children!

    Austin Jacobs, Food Service Director