Meals & Independent Lunch

Meals & Independent Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are free for all students.

At PS 321, staff and parents work with School Food Management to make sure fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy options are offered in our cafeteria.

This year, we have 3 lunch periods to accommodate all students. Students in fourth and fifth grades may “go out to lunch” for Independent Lunch on select days (see below) with written parental permission. Independent Lunch starts during the second to third month of school.

411:0511:551st & 2nd Grade Lunch & Recess
512:0012:503rd & 4th Grade Lunch & Recess. 4th Grade “Independent Lunch” Days: Tuesday, Thursday
612:551:45Kindergarten & 5th Grade Lunch & Recess. 5th Grade “Independent Lunch” Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

*On half days when dismissal is at 11:50, only children who get school lunch go to the lunchroom and then return to their classroom.

If your child forgets lunch, you may bring it to the main office (labeled with name and class number).

Did you know our cafeteria offers a free, healthy breakfast and lunch to ALL students? For breakfast, just have your child come between 8:00 – 8:15 am to allow time to eat and get to class. Curious about what’s being served for school lunch? The monthly menu is always viewable through the homepage of our website — go to “Quick Links” on the right side and select “lunch menu.” In addition, the lunchroom is proud to feature a salad bar which promotes our student’s healthy eating habits.

PS 321 uses a 4-bin recycling system. Click here for our recycling guide.

Menus are posted in the cafeteria. See the current menu at, ours is K-8 Express Hot Lunch.