September 12, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians of Boxford, Middleton, and Topsfield Elementary School Students:
We would like to welcome you back for the 2018-2019 School Year. The purpose of this letter is to communicate some helpful information about the School Nutrition Programs for the Districts. We are very excited to continue our partnership with Whitsons Culinary Group. Whitsons is working diligently to develop and communicate menu options for our young students that are nutritionally sound, fulfilling, and meet the current USDA guidelines.
We want the lunchroom experience to be an enjoyable time for the students and we look forward to the opportunity to provide them with a healthy lunch. This year we have expanded options to students which will allow them to purchase ala carte items that are not part of the regular lunch for an additional cost (bottled water is an ala carte item). The ala carte items also meet the USDA guidelines and are approved for sale in schools. It is important to the administration that parents make informed decisions about student meals and have complete control over what children may purchase.
If you have any concerns or would like limitations on certain purchases, please do not hesitate to contact our Food Service Director, Mrs. Mayra Maldonado at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any information that you want incorporated into a student’s profile will be done via our point of sale system. In closing, if you need assistance with your child(ren)’s account please contact Mayra at the e-mail listed above. As always we welcome your feedback and recommendations.
We appreciate being a part of your community and hope everyone has an enjoyable school year.
Steven Greenberg, Assistant Superintendent