Lancer Catering provides meals for DaVinci Academy’s hot lunch program.
How does the food service program work?
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|Meal (Includes Milk) or A La Carte Items||Full Pay||Approved for Free Meals||Approved for Reduced-Price Meals|
|Hot Lunch Meal||$3.50||$0.00||$0.00|
|Alternative Lunch Meal (usually a sandwich/wrap)||$3.50||$0.00||$0.00|
|Emergency Meal (PBJ, Fruit/Vegetable, Milk)||$3.50||$0.00||$0.00|
|Vegetarian Meal (pre-ordered)||$4.50||$0.00||$0.00|
|Extra Entrée (grade 6-8 only, if available)||*$1.50||$1.50||$1.50|
|Breakfast Meal (grade 1-8)||$1.75||$0.00||$0.00|
|Breakfast Meal (Kindergarten)||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
*A La Carte items are not part of the free/reduced lunch program; these fees are charged to all student who select these items.
I want my child to have school breakfast and lunch. Beginning March 1 2017, DaVinci Academy no longer requires parent to pre-order breakfast or lunch for most meal types. The main and alternative lunch meals and breakfast meal will all be available for any student who chooses to select them. As they have a higher cost, vegetarian meals will still require advanced ordering.
To receive a monthly vegetarian order email, you must submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then provide you with the necessary order link. Orders must be placed 2 weeks in advance. You will continue to receive this email monthly until you ask to be removed.
If a student has a food allergy to the main and alternative meal and they did not bring a meal from home, an emergency meal of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, fruit, vegetables and milk will be served.
Parents are expected to fund their child’s food service account at least monthly to maintain a positive balance at all times. Although DaVinci Academy does not deny a student a lunch based on a negative balance, students will be allowed to purchase a la carte items if they have a positive account balance. A la carte items include the second entree servings (grades 6-8 only) and milk purchased separate from from the school meal.
Each month you will be sent a vegetarian order email which will include a link to your family account. This link is the only way to access your family account; bookmark it for convenience.
When ordering, use the link to enter your family account and then follow directions below for using this site.
- select the ? icon for additional directions,
- click “next” for the current menu,
- select the child’s first name to access their order form, and
- be sure to hit the SUBMIT button (bottom right corner) when you are ready to save each child’s order.
- All orders are due by end of the school day on the due date indicated.
- You cannot pre-order meals for your child if you maintain a negative balance in their account. Please submit all required funds to bring balance up to date with the order form(s).
For families who would like to apply for Educational Benefits, the form is now available online through Infinite Campus. Log in to your Parent Portal > More (bottom of the menu on the left side) > Meal Benefits. Families will need to complete an application for each school year. Applications do not carry over from year to year.
Parents/guardians choosing to pay for food service fees online will be responsible for all transaction fees. See details below. If you would like to avoid the transaction fees, please submit a check to the school office. If you are paying for more than one student with check or cash, please indicate the payment breakdown on your check or cash envelope (e.g. Lunch: John $12.50, Jane $31.50). Checks should be written to DaVinci Academy.
- Credit Card Payments (Visa, MasterCard, Discover only) – 2.3% + $1.00 per transaction
- ACH Payments (Transfer directly from your bank account) $1.00 per transaction.
Purchase restrictions can be set on your student’s account if you do not want them to purchase a la carte items (e.g. extra entrees, second slice of pizza or milk- only purchases). To set a restriction, please email your request to email@example.com. You can also set a restriction for breakfast charges.
I would like to request a special diet for my child. To request a special diet, complete one of the required forms and submit it to the school office. All requests must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate school administrators, and possibly the food service provider, prior to the special diet meals or items becoming available.
- Special Diet Statement with a Disability (requires a doctor’s signature)
- Special Diet Statement without a Disability (requires a doctor’s signature)
- Lactose Free Milk Request (does not require a doctors signature) – Lactose free milk is available for students who are lactose intolerant. To request lactose free milk, please complete and submit a Medical Statement for Children with Lactose Intolerance Needs.
If you would like more information about the food service program at DaVinci Academy, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school office at (763) 754-6577 if you have any questions about this program.
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In May of 2018, Cassy Anderson’s food service team was recognized by the Anoka County Recycling Program for their outstanding efforts to increase recycling and organics collection in our community. DaVinci Academy partners with Barthold Farms to divert hundreds of pounds of organic waste away from the trash receptacles and into the local hogs as feed. Our students work diligently to separate their recycling and organics products at every meal so that the hogs get what they need.
Check out the video below to see how it works.