The Village Kitchen

About the Village Kitchen

Thank you Village School Families for your continued support of our food service program.

We are proud to be cooking meals from scratch using mostly whole, organic and local foods.
As you look over the monthly menu with your child, please keep the following in mind:

  • Each lunch includes milk as well as fresh fruits and vegetables from our salad bar.
  • Our milk is local and organic from Umpqua Dairy.
  • We order a majority of our produce from local, organic farmers and through Organically Grown Company, a locally owned and operated distributor.
  • Most of our dried goods come from Hummingbird Wholesale, another wonderful locally owned and operated distributor.
  • In order to maintain an affordable and sustainable program all meals are vegetarian.
  • Vegan options are available every day. 
  • Gluten free meals are indicated by “GF” on the menu. 
  • If your child has a food allergy, please fill out the food allergy form in the office and speak with us before sending them through the lunch line.
  • We also serve breakfast every school day. Breakfast service begins at 8:00am and ends at 8:20am. 
  • Family and friends are welcome to join us for meals in the cafeteria.  If you bring a child please supervise them well in and out of the cafeteria and observe school rules while on campus. (See procedures and payments below for more information.)
  • Menu items are subject to change if/when unforeseen circumstances occur.
  • The more people who participate in our meal program, the stronger our healthy school lunch program will be!
Monthly Menus

Check out this month's menu

Free and Reduced Applications

Families can complete the Free And Reduced Meals (FARM) application to qualify for a free or reduced price for breakfast and/or lunch. We encourage you to complete an application even if you think you do not qualify, this information also helps our school qualify for Title I funding. Click the following link to download the 2017-18 application and instructions then return the completed form to the office:

Make a Payment

Payments can be made in the school office, via scheduled payments from your bank, or online through  https://www.mymealtime.com/signin.aspx

To use mymealtime.com, please create a new profile. Once you have a username and password, you will need a specific student ID number to pay for your child's meals. You will choose "The Village School", not the 4J selection.

Please contact the office for the student ID number or for any assistance. On this website you can view which meals your child has eaten, view your balance and make payments, with a small fee.

Village School Unpaid Meal Charge Policy

The Village School recognizes that adequate nutrition is essential to students’ mental, physical, and academic growth. All children who eat school meals, whether at a free, reduced, or paid rate, will receive a breakfast and/or lunch that meets USDA nutrition requirements.

To maintain the integrity of the Nutrition Services program and to offset the cost of school meals, The Village School asks all families to pay for meal charges. However, in no case will food be withheld from a student.  All students will be provided a meal regardless of payment status.

When a student eats a school meal, their account is charged accordingly. Food Service office staff run a weekly report via e-mail showing all student accounts in a negative balance greater than $5.00. On a monthly basis, for unpaid family balances of $40 or more, emails or phone calls are made reminding families to payoff the unpaid balance.

The office works with families to establish long-term repayment plans. Unpaid meal charges may be carried over at the end of the school year as a delinquent debt and collection efforts continue into the next school year.

The MyMealTime.com website is a pre-payment system whereby students’ families/caregivers can pre-pay for reduced and paid meals as well as a la carte foods. Families may check their account balance and add money electronically from a computer or mobile device using this website. Money may also be added to student accounts via cash or check in the office. Payments for any meal(s) not received by a student approved for reduced meal prices or paid prices are carried over into the next month. Money left at the end of a school year is carried over into the next school year as delinquent debt and collection efforts continue into the new school year. If a student leaves and has money left in their student account, they may request a refund for reimbursement.

The above policy is provided in writing via student handbook and electronically during on-line registration to all households at the start of each school year and to households that transfer to The Village School during the school year. This policy is provided to households through a letter the first time it is applied to a student. 

Village School Wellness Policy
The Village School is committed to supporting the health and well-being of every student, and to to promoting a culture of health and wellbeing for all school employees. Our wellness program provides appropriate tools to achieve this. We recognize that it is the school’s role to model and actively practice, through policies and procedures, the promotion of nutrition education, physical activity and environmental, social and sexual health. The policies outlined in this document are intended to create a school environment that protects and promotes the health of our students. We see this as a living document, and are always interested in hearing people's suggested improvements. 

VS-Wellness-Policy-June28-2017.pdf

FNS Nondiscrimination Statement


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation
for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form , (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)  mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)  fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.