Students are served lunches in the Community Room of the Omidyar K – 1 Neighborhood. Parents may choose prepared lunches for $650 for the year. Because of the special service, this meal option must be selected for the entire year. Alternatively, students may bring a home-prepared lunch each day. In addition, students are offered a healthy snack mid-morning.
Lunches are eaten in a supervised Dole Hall dining room whether they are purchased or brought from home.
For grades 2 – 5, the fixed rate for lunch, which includes an entrée, starch, vegetable, fresh salad or fruit and milk, is $4. Students in grades 2 – 5 are also provided a mid-morning juice. Students in grade 6 can bring home lunch or choose from the a la carte selections in the dining room.
Parents are encouraged to discuss the menu choices with their children on a regular basis. Children who bring their lunches from home may purchase milk.
Parents are also encouraged to pack snacks for students that attend co-curricular classes after school, so that they can stay energized throughout the afternoon. The Snack Bar will be open to students accompanied by an adult, should they need to purchase snacks to get them through until dinner. Students in grades 2 – 5 should not go to the Snack Bar unsupervised.
Lunches can be brought from home or students can choose from the a la carte selections in the dining room or from the snack bar. The dining room offers a hot meal with choices of entrée, starch, vegetable, fresh salad and fruit, beverage and dessert.
Students in high school do not have a set time period for lunch in their academic schedules. Various food services are available to them throughout the day as their breaks permit.
Students are expected to respect their cafeteria by using courtesy and common sense in behavior, especially related to quantities of food selected, and to appropriately clean up lunch and snack materials. This is an expectation of all Punahou students.