Enjoy Lunch at Powhatan!
Our school is proud of our cafeteria staff. They prepare delicious foods to serve students and staff daily. A positive atmosphere is maintained and parents are welcome to join students for lunch. We hope you are taking advantage of this opportunity.
To comply with the Johnston County Schools Child Nutrition program recommendations, we will be making a procedural change beginning in April regarding how money is collected daily. Students in K-2 may take lunch money to the cashier in the cafeteria each morning. Students in grades 3-5 will give money directly to the cashier at lunch. Classroom teachers and assistants will no longer collect money from students for the cafeteria.
Parents may check the balance of their child's account online at no charge by logging onto www.payforit.net . They may deposit money in their child's account online for a 5.75% per transaction fee. We encourage parents to send money for their child's account on a monthly or weekly basis. Parents are welcome to bring their child's money to the school.
Our cafeteria manager will send automated telephone messages to remind parents when student account balances are low. We appreciate the support of our parents as we implement this change in our cafeteria procedures.
We hope you and your child will enjoy lunch at Powhatan!
Free or reduced-price lunch applications are mailed during the summer or, for new enrollees, are available in the office. Status is determined by family income. Cost for those paying :
Ice Cream: $0.60
Chip Variety: $0.45 - $0.85
Please pay by the week or month. Checks should be written to: Powhatan Elementary Cafeteria. Include the teacher's and child's full name on the check or on a piece of paper with cash. Returned checks will be liable to Johnston County Schools for an amount of $25.00 plus the amount of the check. Two returned checks will forfeit check-writing privileges to the school.
Please help Child Nutrition by Following the Offer vs. Serve Guidelines
What is "Offer vs. Serve"? The cafeteria staff offers the items from the menu as students pass through the serving line. Students get to choose which items they want for lunch. They are not served unwanted food. This way students get the foods they will eat, which helps prevent food waste. Students have a choice to get 3, 4, or 5 out of the 5 menu items offered. "Offer vs. Serve" is a federal program that JCS Child Nutrition must follow.
*0 to 1 meat item or entree
*0 to 2 servings of fruit or vegetables
*0 to 3 servings of bread item
*0 to 1 milk item