Saint Ambrose of Woodbury School is proud to offer a daily hot lunch program for our students. The hot lunch at Saint Ambrose is prepared fresh, on-site every day with three options available. Students may choose the daily hot lunch offering consisting of an entrée, vegetable, side and beverage or a “grab and go” meal consisting of a sandwich, side and beverage. In addition, students may choose our full salad bar and homemade soup. No matter which of these three choices a student makes, they will also have access to a fresh fruit bar.
The cost of a hot lunch meal is $2.60. Milk may be purchased for $0.50 for those choosing to bring their own lunch to school. Students have a pin number and each meal will be automatically deducted from the family lunch account. If you would like to check your family’s account status you may do so here. http://www.wordwareinc.com/
Wordware is the computerized prepayment system for school meals in our district. The balance system where funds are placed in advance on the account, and purchases are drawn against the balance. The program is not a credit card type system. Students are issued a 4 Digit Pin number, which is assigned to them when they first enter the school district. Our policy requires all student accounts must be active and current and have a positive balance in order to purchase lunch (for full and reduced priced meals), extra milk or ala carte items. There is no maximum amount that you can pre-pay.
If a students’ account balance becomes low, a weekly reminder will be sent out to parents. A low balance is defined as an account balance with $5.00 or less. When the account reaches $0 or below, a la carte purchases will not be allowed. Families are required to pay in advance for the lunch program and should maintain a positive balance in their account. The School Board Policy states that each family will be given a line of credit not to exceed $25.00. After reaching this limit, students will not be allowed to take part in the lunch program until payment has been made and a positive balance has been established. Parents should discuss meal and a la carte purchasing guidelines with their children on a regular basis to prevent unwelcome purchases.
Payments are accepted by check or cash. Payments by check or cash must be in a sealed envelope and the envelope must contain student or family name, lunch ID and account number to assist in crediting the proper account
Any money remaining in a student lunch account at the end of the school year will be transferred with the student to the next grade. Any refunds of $5.00 or more for students leaving the district must be made in writing to: Alex Bos, Food Service Director, Saint Ambrose of Woodbury, 4125 Woodbury Drive, Woodbury, MN 55129-9627. Request for refund forms are available at all school offices.