Lunch & Snack Information
San Tan Montessori Private Preschool Is A Nut Free and Low Sugar School. For full details, see our Nutrition Policy.
We see lunch and snack times as an opportunity for students and teachers to enjoy time together while maintaining a peaceful eating environment and practicing their mutually respectful communication.
Our full day preschool students enjoy two snack times per day within the classroom as well as lunch. Snacks are a shared classroom experience. The teacher will provide a rotating monthly snack calendar to our families. Families bring in enough snack for the classroom on their day. The snack suggestions are provided on the calendar and align to our nutrition policy. Our Primary classroom students help to prepare and setout lunch for thier classmates as part of the Practical Life lessons.
We aim to provide a fun and healthy environment for lunch. We are not a typical school with a standard cafeteria program, instead we offer a hot lunch catering program unique to each school, please see links below to register for our school hot lunch program.
ALL NEW and RETURNING FAMILIES must re-register at the beginning of each school year if you wish to utilize the program. Once it’s setup, it can be managed month-to-month.
Once setup, you create your kiddos menu each month and make payments within the system. Meals are delivered right to the school.
If a child does not have a lunch, and didn’t order in the previous month, lunch will be given to your child automatically. An invoice will be emailed to you on the 1st of the following month, and additional lunches are at a cost of $5.00 per lunch. Due to our lunches being catered and specific numbers needing to be given, we do not encourage that children eat without pre-ordering.
San Tan Charter School acknowledges and understands that additional food and environmental allergies exist and affect our community members. The target of this policy is to support our students who have life-threatening responses to nuts.
In order to comply with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act and to keep those students with a deadly form of nut allergy safe at school, San Tan Charter School is a nut free school. Any foods containing nuts, or any other form of peanutes or tree nuts, are not allowed on school grounds.
No peanut or tree nut sandwiches, granola bars containing nuts, trail mixes containing nuts or nut powders, other snacks containing nuts or any other form of peanuts or tree nuts are permitted on school grounds.
Due to the growing number of students who have been diagnosed with food allergies such as peanut allergies, which can be fatal to some, we ask that you be mindful of the existence of food allergies among children and discourage sharing of snacks or lunches. Sharing food at school is strictly prohibited.
The following nuts are not allowed on campus: Peanuts, Almonds, Cashews, Beechnuts, Brazil Nuts, Chestnuts, Hazelnuts (NO Nutella), Macadamia Nuts, Pecans, Pistachios, Shea Nuts, Walnuts
If you do not see a nut on this list, please contact the school if you have questions.
The following items are not allowed at school:
- If any of the above-mentioned nuts are listed in the food item ingredients
- If the packaging states that the food item contains or may contain nuts, tree nuts, peanuts
The following items are allowed at school:
- Food products that are made on shared equipment or in a facility that also processes peanuts or tree nuts but does not contain nuts
Some alternatives to nuts and protein are (available at most stores):
- Soy Nut Butter
- Sun Flower Butter
- Pea Butter Spread
- Chickpea Butter
- Pumpkin seed spread
- Avocado Spread
- Lunch Meats
- Cream cheese
Download our Nutrition and Allergy Policy for more details.