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” on select days (see below) with written parental permission. Out to Lunch starts during the second week of school.
|4||11:05||11:55||1st & 2nd Grade Lunch & Recess|
|5||12:00||12:50||3rd & 4th Grade Lunch & Recess. 4th Grade “Out to Lunch” Days: Tuesday, Thursday|
|6||12:55||1:45||Kindergarten & 5th Grade Lunch & Recess. 5th Grade “Out to 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).
BREAKFAST & LUNCH NOTES
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.
LUNCH VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED
K-5 parents are needed to provide support to lunchroom teachers in the sometimes hectic lunchroom and front yard environments. Please reach out to the lunchroom volunteer coordinators to volunteer. Additional information here.
PS 321 uses a 4-bin recycling system. Click here for our recycling guide.
GRAB & GO LUNCH
The PS 321 cafeteria is now introducing Grab-and-Go lunch bags! 4th and 5th graders, who go out to lunch, can just stop by the cafeteria, get a Grab-and-Go bag that includes a PB&J- or cheese sandwich, carrot sticks and fruit, and go mingle with their friends outside.
To see a list of restaurants that offer 321 students special deals, and for ideas of healthier lunch options in the neighborhood, please visit Out to lunch: Healthy Options and Student Deals.
Menus are posted in the cafeteria. See the current menu at www.schoolfoodnyc.org, ours is K-8 Alternative Lunch Menu.