This is a good time to check your student's Cafe account balance. Please look over the information below so that you and your student are ready for the first day of school. The Cafe needs volunteers everyday to help keep the lunchroom clean and to see that students enter the Cafe in a timely manner. Anyone interested in volunteering can sign up using our online sign up tool. It's a great way to visit with your student during his/her lunch time. All volunteers must be VIRTUS trained.
How Do I Volunteer?
Please see the IHM PTO Sign Up Genius to find a spot that works for your schedule!
How Do I Set Up An Account?
Log onto www.myschoolbucks.com and set up an account. Each student is assigned a student ID number. If you don't know your student's number, you can obtain it through the teacher or the school office. There is no fee to use the site, but a fee is assessed if you deposit funds into their account online.
Why Should I Set Up An Account?
See what your student is purchasing
Keep track of your student's balance
Receive communications when balances are low
Deposit funds electronically into their lunch account (optional)
Free & Reduced Lunch Program
IHM does offer a free and reduced lunch program for qualifying families.The official 2019 Application will be uploaded in August.
How Can I Deposit Money Into My Student's Account?
Electronically through www.myschoolbucks.com There is a fee to do this and funds do not show up immediately into their account. This usually it takes up to 24 hours.
Send a check to school with your student's FIRST and LAST name and ID number in the memo space. While check is preferred, cash is also accepted, but it is VERY important that the students FIRST and LAST name and ID number are on the envelope or baggie it comes in. We have a lot of children with similar first names and we are unable to properly credit accounts if we don't know who the money belongs to.
What Happens When My Student Has A Negative Lunch Account Balance?
It is VERY important to keep up with your student's lunch account balance. If a student falls negative for two consecutive lunch purchase days and reasonable attempts have been made to notify the student's parents/guardians, an alternate lunch may be served to the student until the balance is brought up-to-date.
Our computer system automatically sends out emails when balances fall below $3. If you are not receiving these messages and feel you should be, first check you SPAM or TRASH folders for an email from "Mosaic" or "myschoolbucks". If you are not getting the notification, we have an incorrect email in our system. You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the email you'd like to use to receive the notifications.
What Can Be Purchased In The Cafe?
Menu Hot Lunch: We provide a hot lunch on our menu every day for $3.25 (includes milk or bottled water). The monthly menu can be found on the school's website. There are times when we must change the menu due to item availability, so it's important to read the weekly newsletter for updates.
Milk can be purchased separately for $.75. Gatorade may also be purchased separately for $1.25
Ala Carte Items: We do our best to provide students with daily options: hot dogs, hamburgers, soup, fresh wraps and salads everyday. Ala carte items cost extra and are not included in the price of the daily hot lunch. IHM's PTO purchased water fountains with refilling stations that allow students to fill up their water bottles. Students are encouraged to bring their water bottles to lunch and fill them up.
What If My Student Has A Food Allergy?
All allergy information is shared with us through the school's Health Aid. Any student with a food allergy has a notification on their lunch account that states what the allergy is so staff can do its best to keep students healthy. If you have a particular health concern, please feel free to contact the Cafe at any time to further discuss any allergy concerns your student has.
Can I Restrict My Student's Purchases?
All students with allergies can have allergy restrictions noted on their account, but only students in grades K-3 may have purchasing restrictions. These can include things like "hot lunch only", "treat on Friday only", "no juice".