HOT LUNCH ORDER FOR SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2019
Welcome, welcome, to a brand new school year! A special welcome to those families who have just joined our Wolf Pack! We hope you have started to settle in comfortably and feel welcomed in our school!
To start off the school year on the right note, the Lakeland Ridge Parent Action Society (a.k.a. PAS, the fundraising branch of the school) would like to offer hot lunches to our students, starting on Monday, September 23, and then occurring approximately every two weeks throughout the school year.
This program has proven to be the school’s LARGEST SOURCE OF FUNDRAISING year after year, so we strongly encourage all of you (ALL KINDIE KIDS ARE INCLUDED THIS YEAR, YAY!!) to participate! It not only benefits our school directly (did someone mention a new school library??), but it takes a little bit of pressure off you parents from packing lunches day after day! Also, remember that you only have to order for the hot lunch dates that you want your kids to enjoy, not every date!
Starting this FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019, we will be opening the Hot Lunch website (lakelandridge.hotlunches.net) for online orders. We will be accepting orders until end of day on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept any late orders, as it is crucial that we get the hot lunch orders into the vendors on time.
***IMPORTANT: please take note that you must RE-REGISTER yourselves and your child(ren) on the hot lunch website, even if you participated in the hot lunch program last year! All of last year’s info has been completely wiped from our system due to changes in grades and teachers!***
Here's how to get started:
- Go to hotlunches.net
- Click on "Click Here to Register"
- Enter Access Code LRHL
- Complete the rest of the registration form. (Including your email address will ensure you receive reminder emails about the hot lunch order deadline, your child's hot lunch orders, and a volunteer reminder if you have signed up online to help out that day with hot lunch)
- Click the "Register Now" button at the bottom
- Follow the instructions to add each child in your family who attends Lakeland Ridge School
- Once your child(ren) are registered, click on "Orders"
- Proceed to order hot lunch for your child(ren)
We only accept hot lunch order payments through PayPal (www.paypal.com). NO CHEQUE OR CASH PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
You can either pay with a credit card as a PayPal guest (Visa, Mastercard or Amex), or set up your own PayPal account. You can link your debit/chequing account to PayPal as well. Please refrain from using an “E-cheque” to make payment, as these take too long to be processed through our system, and your order will end up getting cancelled!
The hot lunch online order system requires a small amount of setup time at the beginning as you must register each child you have attending the school prior to ordering hot lunch.
LOOKING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP OUT (and be your kid’s hero ????) AT THE SCHOOL??
As we have such a large population of students at our school that order hot lunch each time (average 500 orders per lunch), we could really use as much help as possible for every hot lunch, especially with distribution, as we have close to 30 CLASSROOMS to deliver lunches to! We can never have enough volunteers! 1 HOUR OF YOUR TIME is all we require (OR IF YOU CAN ONLY HELP WITH DISTRIBUTION, THAT’S GREAT TOO!), from 11:15am-12:15pm. In order to have organization and distribution of hot lunches run smoothly, we absolutely must have parent volunteers to help us, from organizing to distribution and clean-up. When you have logged into the hot lunch website to place your order, there will be a button at the bottom of the ordering page that you can click on in order to volunteer for each date.
**Even if you can’t sign up in advance on the website, but you know you can help out a few days before a particular hot lunch date, just shoot me an email to let me know you’re coming! We will always welcome your help, anytime and anywhere!**
*Please Note: Should you experience any issues with your PayPal account, you must contact PayPal directly to solve the issue.
**We will be unable to refund the cost of pre-paid lunches for students who are absent on hot lunch day. Our volunteers will be extremely busy with organizing and distributing hot lunch orders, that we will not have the time or manpower to spare, in order to reassign a hot lunch to a specific student. Absentee hot lunch orders will be sent to the office.**
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the hot lunch program, please feel free to contact me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you once again for your support of this incredible fundraiser for our school!
LLR Hot Lunch Coordinator