Pizza lunches are now cashless! Go to School Cash Online and pay for the remaining 7 pizza lunches (Dec to Jun) in one simple payment. The deadline for ordering is Thurs Dec 13. Our next pizza lunch on Wed Dec 19 will be cashless. For more details about online ordering & payment, please see the Pizza Lunch FAQs below.
Pizza lunch fundraisers will take place on the last Wednesday of each month. Here’s the schedule for the rest of the year: Wed Dec 19, Jan 30, Feb 27, Mar 27, Apr TBD, May 29, Jun 12
Pizza will be served to grades 1-6 in the gym and to SKs in their classrooms.
There will be two types of pizzas available: Cheese and Pepperoni. If your child has any special dietary requirements, please see the Pizza Lunch FAQs below.
We always need parent volunteers for this fundraiser!!! If you can help, or would like more info, please see the Pizza Lunch FAQs below.
Pizza Lunch FAQs
Is School Cash Online the same website I already use to pay for things like class field trips?
Yes. Now you can use it to pay for pizza lunches, too.
Why are pizza lunches switching from cash to online ordering & payments?
1) Because it’s 2018
2) We have received feedback from parents that online payments were easier than remembering to send cash every pizza day;
3) Knowing in advance exactly how many slices to order reduces waste and increases profits;
4) Because profits from pizza lunch fundraisers are shared between LLPS and da Vinci, tracking revenues online makes administration easier and more accurate.
Do I have to pay for all 7 remaining pizza lunches (Dec-Jun) before Thurs Dec 13?
Yes. We considered other options where parents could pay monthly but concluded that a one-time payment was simplest for parents, volunteer organizers and our School Cash Online system administrators.
What if I pay for the remainder of the year and my child is away for a pizza lunch?
Unfortunately, there is no easy way to provide refunds for missed lunches. Because this is a school fundraiser, your contribution will go towards programs that are funded by your parent council.
What if I can’t pay online?
You can fill in a paper order form and return it with your payment to the office. Please note that the Thurs Dec 13 deadline still applies.
Can my child still buy pizza with cash on pizza lunch days?
If there is any pizza leftover after it’s served to students who have pre-ordered & paid online, we will sell it to students for cash. But we cannot guarantee there will be enough pizza for anyone who brings cash.
How does School Cash Online work?
Please refer to the email from Rosa.Pascoa@tdsb.on.ca from Fri Nov 16, 2018, which provides an overview letter and step-by-step instructions on how to use this payment system
Are there any types of pizza for kids with special dietary requirements?
Yes, Pizza Nova offers gluten-free crust and dairy-free cheese. If your child needs either option, first go to School Cash Online, select the number of ‘Special Order’ slices you want and complete your payment. Then email Tracy at email@example.com before Thur Dec 13 and let us know what type of pizza your child wants (e.g. DF with pepperoni.)
I’d like to help. What do parent volunteers do?
For each pizza lunch, we need 6 parent volunteers from 11:00am to 12:00pm. With guidance from a Lunch Committee member, you’ll help the pizza-delivery person carry the pizzas from the curb to the gym and set up the pizza stations. Then you’ll organize the grade-5/6 student volunteers to serve the pizza in the gym and to SKs in their classrooms. Lastly, you’ll help clean up. As a bonus, you’ll get to witness the fun/crazy of the kids on pizza lunch day!
Sounds easy! How do I sign up to volunteer?
To sign-up online*:
1) Go to http://signup.com/go/zXixgqq,
2) Review the dates listed** and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) You’ll receive a friendly email reminder the week before you’re scheduled to volunteer.
*You will NOT need to register an account or keep a password. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can sign you up manually.
** Dates are from Nov to Apr. LLPS volunteers are not needed for May and Jun as da Vinci school will organize/staff these months
In previous years pizza was sold more often. Why is it being sold once a month this year?
In keeping with the Ministry of Education’s Health Schools Food & Beverage policy (PPM150), schools are permitted to sell food like Pizza Nova pizza a maximum of 10 times per school year (i.e. once a month.) This ensures that foods that do not meet the Ministry’s Nutritional Standards guidelines are limited in schools.
Is LLPS considering a healthier option for school lunches?
Yes! While pizza lunches will continue to be offered once a month, the Lunch Committee is currently researching nutritional lunch options to be offered more frequently. If you would like to help with this research and evaluation process, please contact Tracy at email@example.com. Send us your comments/ideas or join the committee — about 1 evening meeting per month. Sorry, no pizza is served at these meetings 🙂