Snack Program

In Early Childhood classrooms, an assortment of healthy foods such as fruit, veggies, pretzels, and crackers are provided for snack.  To promote independence, children are free to help themselves to snacks and water, serving themselves, pouring water, clearing the table, washing their dish, and at times cleaning up their own spills.  When there is a birthday celebration in the classroom, children enjoy a treat of fruit salad (provided by the child's family) and popcorn. 

In Elementary classrooms, snacks are also provided, but instead of charging a snack fee, students take turns bringing a snack for their class about once per month. Not a big meal, just enough for everyone to enjoy a small snack. Along with the snack, students prepare a "Snack Report" on an assigned topic, which they present orally to their class. Snack time is also an opportunity to promote health and wellness, and students are encouraged to prepare a healthy snack of fruits and veggies and less of the processed, sugary variety. 

Snack report assignments will be scheduled and posted for the upcoming month starting the first day of school.


Lunch Program

Students staying for lunch (Kindergarten, Elementary, and Pre-Schoolers staying for extended care) need to pack their own lunch or have a meal plan card to purchase school lunch or family lunch (when available). 

Lunch is offered for purchase three days a week. All lunches are served with fresh fruit and veggies. Gluten free and vegetarian options offered regularly.  

  • "School Lunch" refers to meals prepared by staff for students on Wednesdays. The elementary classes take turns about once per month to help Mrs. Thaler prepare a simple meal. We take ownership of the whole process from meal planning to food preparation and cooking, and serving. However, we would like parent volunteers to help serve lunch at Harborside. Please click the link below to volunteer.

  • "Family Lunch" refers to meals prepared by LOL families on Mondays. This is a favorite parent-volunteer activity and spots to serve lunch tend fill up quickly. Click here learn more about the Family Lunch program. Click on and fill out the sign-up form below.

Generally, the lunch schedule is as follows:

  • Monday: Family Lunch (prepared and served by LOL families - sign up below!)

  • Tuesday: Pizza (from locally-owned Timothy's Pizzeria, served by office staff)

  • Wednesday: School Lunch (prepared and served by office staff or elementary classes)

Meal Plan Cards

Here are the options:

Full Pay

Includes lunch 3 times per week. 1 pizza lunch, one family lunch, one hot lunch.

$395 for the year.

5 week card (15 meals)

10 school lunches and 5 pizza lunches

$60

Pizza full pay (34 pizza lunches)

pizza once a week for the year

$170

10 Pizza Card

Includes 10 pizza lunches

$50

Like all extras, lunch is purchased through Sawyer, our online commerce module. Lunch plans are under the “class packs” tab on the sawyer site.

Click the link below, choose the option that best fits your child’s lunch needs, and add it to your cart.

hi sawyer.com/love-of-learning-montessori-school/schedules/packs?schedule_id=packs

Lunch can also be purchased for cash on the day, or we can charge extra lunches to your credit card. This is a courtesy to be used in cases of a forgotten lunch, or if your child will rarely eat lunch provided by school. The price for individual lunches is $3.50 for school lunch and $5.00 for pizza.


Lunch Calendar