Students are required to eat in the school cafeteria and are expected to be respectful, courteous, and attentive to the directives of the parent and/or teacher supervising the lunch period. Rules will be explained at the beginning of the school year to be followed for the safety of all children. Children who repeatedly do not comply with the rules will be referred to the Principal for a parent conference.
Parent helpers are needed at lunch. Volunteers must have proper clearances in place before helping.
Parents who wish to volunteer to work as a lunch monitor are asked to contact the School Office and will be directed to the appropriate organizer.
Debit Account (Payforit.net):
- The cafeteria is managed by Aramark with meals (including entrees, a la carte and other options) available for purchase each day of the week. The meal cost is $3.85 and a la carte items are available at posted prices.
- Daily purchases are cash-free. Parents create a debit account for each student by depositing cash or checks. The funds are available to the student when purchasing items in the cafeteria.
- Checks are payable to Saints Peter and Paul School Lunch program and all payments (cash especially) must be in an envelope CLEARLY MARKED Lunch Program with student name, grade and home room. Send envelopes to the school office.
- All transactions are by pin code which is their student number.
- Payments can also be made via www.payforit.net although there is a transaction fee to use this service. All account purchases and balances can be viewed at no-charge. Parents are asked to monitor the student’s accounts to avoid low balances. When establishing your payforit account, Saints Peter and Paul School is listed under the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
- Any student with a negative balance of $15 or more will not be permitted to purchase items in the cafeteria. Parents who have signed up to view their child’s account with payforit.net will be notified via email when the account balance is low.
- Parents need to set family policies regarding what a student can and cannot buy in the cafeteria. If needed, limitations on purchases can be communicated to Aramark.
Recess takes place outside whenever possible, usually on the field and playground behind the school. The lower grades take turns on the playground. Sports balls are available for play and intramural sports are available for grades 4 to 8. In the winter, recess takes place on the black top in front of school if there is snow on the field. In the event of inclement weather, recess is held inside. The grades take turns having recess in the gym; otherwise the students return to their classrooms for free time with their classmates. Games are available in the classroom for this time.