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As we become more aware of the importance of eating nutritious food, it is our desire to have children eat healthy food and to learn to make healthy choices for themselves regarding food. This is true for all children, but it is especially true for children who have attentional needs or have particular dietary needs. Typically, we do have children in Lower School who are allergic to certain foods (See Health Services and Guidelines). If a child does have food allergies, please make sure the nurse and classroom teacher are notified. We also ask everyone in our school community to be sensitive to food allergies and to make choices with food that will not endanger any other student.

Pre-K, K and Grade 1

Pre-K, kindergartners and first graders eat lunch in their classrooms. Pre-K children must bring their own lunch and snack; however, they have the option of purchasing a beverage contract. No contract lunches are provided for pre-K. 

Kindergartners and first graders may bring their lunch to school or purchase a boxed lunch contract. 

Grades 2-5

Students in grades 2-5 eat lunch in the school cafeteria. They may bring their lunch to school, purchase a “beverage only” contract, or purchase a lunch contract that includes hot or cold lunch options. 

Sign-up forms for lunch contracts can be found in the summer mailing. Students in grades 2-5 who are not on contract can buy a complete lunch, or separate items, any day. A weekly menu is available on the main page of the website.

Penn Charter

A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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