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Lunch, Snacks, and Food Brought From Home


Students have the options of bringing or buying their lunch at the Center. The Center follows the same menu as Rockwood's elementary schools. If your child wants to buy lunch at the Center, they need to pay for it through their MySchoolBucks account, or send a check or cash to CCL to the cafeteria manager. If your child attends a private school or is home-schooled and you wish to have your child buy lunch at the Center, the procedure is the same. Parents are welcome to join their child for lunch on special occasions. We ask that you call ahead so we can be sure there are enough chairs set up. We ask that you limit lunch visits to no more than three a year. Please do not send soda as a snack or lunch drink.


Your child's day at the Center will be very intense. Lunch on the Center day is approximately one-half hour later than your child's lunchtime at his/her home school. Therefore, children have the OPTION of bringing a healthy morning snack. Students in grades K, 1, and 2, have the OPTION of two snacks a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Children will need to bring a refillable water bottle from home each week for CCL. This can be used when eating snacks.

Food Brought from Home to Share at the CCL

Due to the increasing number of allergies and other health issues, we ask that students not bring food to school to share with other students. This request includes sharing snacks, sharing lunch items, and bringing birthday and holiday treats. Under some circumstances, a teacher will use food to enhance student learning of a topic. When this happens, the classroom teacher will contact all parents ahead of time, via e-mail or a notice, to let them know what type of food is being served. If a student has a food allergy that is documented on our health forms, the teacher will also call the student's family.