Hello and WELCOME to the PJGA 2023/2024 school year!
My name is Kathleen, and I am your PJGA PAC Hot Lunch coordinator. Our hot lunch program is the BIGGEST fundraiser for PAC and each year, our team sources out local restaurants to provide fun and affordable meals for almost every Friday of the school year! The first hot lunch of the year will be on September 29, with an ordering window starting on September 15 and ending on September 23. And don't worry, you don't need to remember that; I'll send you emails. ;)
Here are a few things to note about the PJGA hot lunch program, including some exciting updates to our offerings:
- Please remember that even if you have ordered from the system before, the entire system is cleared at the end of each year. Each family must create a new account for their child or children. Start your registration process here: https://gaglardiacademy.hotlunches.net/. TIP: Head to the website and create your account now to ensure that you receive all email updates about the hot lunch program and are ready for the first order set!
- Please ensure you have the CORRECT teacher/classroom on each child's profile. This will help avoid confusion while distributing orders on Fridays.
- There will be a new ordering window every two months (i.e., the first ordering window will be for Sep/Oct, the next for Nov/Dec and so on).
- IMPORTANT: Once the ordering window is closed, it WILL NOT be reopened. Our team sets a big ordering window and sends out multiple reminder emails to help you remember to order for your children; however, once the window is closed, it will remain closed for the corresponding two-month period.
- EXCITING UPDATE #1: If you've been at Gaglardi for a while, you know we've offered fruit cups with our hot lunch for what seems like forever! Well, it's time to say farewell to those little cups of stickiness and HELLO to two new options: GoGo Squeeze applesauce and Mini Pringles Cups!
- EXCITING UPDATE #2: Each Friday we will offer a selection of "concession items" at the hot lunch table. Each item will be priced at $1, and the proceeds will go directly to PAC. So, if you feel like sending your kids with a couple of extra bucks if you missed ordering hot lunch or maybe just because it's FRIYAY, they'll be able to choose from items like juice boxes, fruit bars, chips, fishy crackers, and more.
- If you are interested in volunteering for hot lunch, you must come to a training session! Please email me to express interest, and we can chat about the next steps.
All of the above information will be posted to the website ASAP to minimize confusion as the year progresses.
If you have questions, find me at school or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again for supporting PAC!
PJGA PAC Hot Lunch Coordinator