Dear Sterling Community School Students, Parents, and Staff:
Chartwells School Dining Services’ mission is to serve nutritious, well-balanced meals that appeal to our students and school community! School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too! We look forward to welcoming your children to the cafeteria!
Chartwells does more than feed hungry students at Sterling Community School. We improve the well-being of our students by preparing fresh, delicious and nutritious meals they love. We engage students and all of their senses through the creation of new and fresh dining experiences that improve their school day. Our wide variety of menu items, programs and initiatives nourish student’s bodies, minds and spirits.
To extend our passion, dedication, knowledge and enthusiasm into serving each student delicious and nutritious meals. To nourish the bodies, minds and spirits of our students and pave the way for a lifetime of success and well-being.
Online Pre-payment: Convenient, secure, and helps to reduce long lunch lines.
The current online prepayment option payschoolscentral.com a great way to deposit money into your child’s school meal account. Not only can you view your child’s balance, but may also print out a copy of your child’s eating history. While we continues to accept cash and check payments, having “money on account” helps to reduce the chance of negative debt and long meal lines, since scanning a card or inputting a PIN is a quicker, more efficient process. (We’ve found this particularly evident with our youngest customers who often have difficulty handling multiple tasks while in line.) Long lines also reduce the amount of time one has to eat, so please consider this option, allowing us to focus on feeding nutritious meals to more students!
Please click on the payschoolscentral.com image to the left to access.
A student is allowed to charge up to three regular lunches. After that they will only be allowed peanut butter and jelly sandwich meal, unless allergies are noted, and charged on their account until their account is current. A notice will go home with the student to the guardian to inform them of the negative balance. After a negative $16.25 balance the Director will call the home to see if there is anything that we can do to assist with the situation.
The school understands that they are responsible for any remaining balance at the end of the school year.
Breakfast at school is affordable. If you qualify for free and reduced price meals, you also qualify for the breakfast program, with no additional paperwork. You can’t find a healthy breakfast at such a low cost anywhere else.
Help your child start the day right with school breakfast!
All public school cafeterias are required to meet new federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school lunch!
School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size.
Please click on the picture to the left to see the lunch menus.
Sterling Community, in partnership with CHARTWELLS K12, is now using NUTRISLICE to publish the school menus to a new interactive website and a free smartphone app! Now you can access your student’s menus anywhere, anytime! Click here to learn more.
Please download the Nutrislice app from either Apple or Google for your on the go convenience.
We're excited to share our resources with you, and to help expand students' knowledge of food, including nutrition, sustainability, and food preparation.
Our program aims to move the conversation about food from the cafe to the classroom, hallways, homes and the community. Student awareness of food is often very limited to their own personal experiences. Through eye-catching bulletin boards, classroom lessons, handouts for home, and gardening resources, we can educate students about the importance of eating healthy meals, while also introducing a variety of new ingredients that broaden their food horizons.
Each month's activities highlight seasonal and nutrient-rich foods to engage students about healthful eating and living.