Cafeteria Information 2018- 2019

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Welcome Back!
Welcome back for the 2018-2019 school year. The MCS Cafeteria meets Federal Nutritional Standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy, well balanced, and provide students with all the nutrition they need to succeed at school.School meals offer low fat milk, fresh fruits, vegetables, protein and whole grains.

Our goal here at MCS is to provide the students with healthy and tastey meals for both breakfast and lunch. All students are given the opportunity to participate in our nutritionally balanced meal program. A free and/or reduced price breakfast and lunch are available based on financial need. Application forms for the free and/or reduced program can be found on our website by clicking (Free/Reduced School Meal Program form) or can be provided to families by contacting the District office.

School meals are a great value and a huge convenience to busy families. Breakfast is $1.50 and Lunch is $2.25. Prepaying on your child's account makes it easier for parents with busy schedules. When prepaying please make a check out to the MCS Cafeteria and send it to the school in a sealed envelope labeled with both your child's name and student ID number.
In an effort to discourage snacking, as childhood obesity has become a rising public concern, the cafeteria no longer allows students to use their meal accounts to buy snacks.  Student meal accounts are for breakfast and lunchmeal purchases only.  If you wish to allow your child to purchase snacks, please send in additional snack money.
Smarter Lunchroom movement: We would like to encourage the support of parents in our efforts to serve healthier meals. You can be a part of our efforts by joining your child at lunch, by talking about healthier options, or by introducing healthy changes at home. You are your child's primary role model for eating and exercising. When you choose healthy foods and activities over a sedentary lifestyle, they too, will be more likely to choose them as well. To get all the facts about school meals visit If you have any questions or would like more information, call or email the Cafeteria Manager, Connie Mathiesen at at 845-586-2647, ext. 126 or email.

The Nutrition Standards Require:

- Age appropriate calorie limits for PreK - 5th grades, 6th - 8th grades and 9th - 12th grades
- Larger servings of fresh vegetables and fruit served. Dark green vegetables are offered every day, red/orange vegetable are offered a few days a week, beans are offered once a week, and fresh fruit is offered more often as opposed to canned.
- Fat Free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat free).
More whole grains (at least 50% of grains served are whole grain). For breakfast students are offered whole grain cereals, muffins, bagels, and English muffins.
- Healthier versions of student's favorite menu items are offered such as whole grain waffles, pancakes, French toast sticks, and pizza. Sandwiches are prepared on whole grain bread.
- Less sodium (reduced sodium cheese, ham and canned vegetables served. More frozen as opposed to canned vegetables and they are salt free.)

Choose My Plate

Choose My Plate Choose My Plate is a great website for finding out information on how to maintain a healthy eating style.

There are many different ways mentioned on the website that allow you to become the determined, healthy person you want to be. Some of these include ways to be healthy on a low budget, learning how to track your food intake, physical activity and it's importance and simply learning about the foods you should consume every day! Click the picture to the right in order to visit the Choose My Plate website.
Lunch Menus
Meal Program Application
Meal Program
Online Lunch Account Information

View Your Online Lunch Account

You can view your child’s lunch account balance and transactions online.
To Access Your Childs' Meal Account Information:
      1.  Simply Visit Student Account Information at MY MEAL MONEY 
      2.  Enter your child's last name and student identification number
      3.  Next select Go
If you have any questions, please email or phone (845) 586-2647 (Ext. #126).
Lunch Hours

Cafeteria Service Hours

Breakfast is available for all students from 7:30 am (Building Opens) until 8:05 am

- All students should report to the cafeteria or remain in the corridor by Gym Entrance from 7:30 am - 8:05 am.
- All students are to report to first period class promptly by 8:10 am.

Lunch is Available:
Grades 6 -8 Period 5: LUNCH 11:10-11:52 am
Grades 9 - 12 Period 6: LUNCH 11:55-12:37 pm

Please Note:
- On days when school is delayed, breakfast will not be served.
- All food is to be consumed in the cafeteria or at a specifically designated area directly supervised by a MCS faculty or staff member. Food is not permitted in class rooms, study halls, auditorium, or gymnasium.

Fuel to Play

Fuel to Play is a program that brings kids and parents together in an effort to eat healthy, get active and make a difference. This program provides the people in the community to come together as a whole to work towards certain goals they plan to achieve. Click the picture to the right in order to visit the Fuel to Play website.
  • Margaretville Central School District Office: 415 Main St, Margaretville, NY 12455
  • | Phone: (845) 586-2647  | Fax: 845-586-2949