Nutrition & Wellness
Each day, CMI serves breakfast, lunch, and an after school snack. We partner with Stokes Kitchen to provide our students with balanced, healthy meals and snacks.
Breakfast is available free of charge to all students. Students may eat breakfast each morning between 8:15 a.m. and 8:35 a.m.
Lunch is available for purchase at a rate of $5.50 per lunch. Families may qualify for free school lunch on the basis of their income. To apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals, please download and complete this form. Completed forms may be returned to the front desk or emailed to James Lafferty-Furphy at James.Lafferty-Furphy@creativemindspcs.org.
To sign up to purchase school lunch, please click here.
Snack is served to all students attending Aftercare. There is no charge for school snack during Aftercare. Please send additional snacks with your child for the regular school day.
National School Lunch Program
CMI is a participant in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The NSLP is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches for students who qualify based on family income. Click here to learn more about NSLP. Students who receive lunch through the National School Lunch Program, similar to all students who sign up for lunch, receive school lunches provided by Stokes Kitchen.
Families can apply for free school lunch through the National School Lunch Program by submitting this form. Completed forms may be submitted to the front desk or via email to James Lafferty-Furphy at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you qualify, you will not pay anything for school lunch.
Children’s diet has a significant influence on their ability to focus and learn. A healthy digestive system has a positive effect on the nervous system and increases attention and mental clarity. At Creative Minds International PCS, we teach children about health and nutrition in the curriculum.
In addition to a healthy diet, we address our students’ wellness through opportunities for movement and exercise throughout the school day. Activities include yoga, dance, sensory integration work, and physically active games.
Our students benefit from outdoor learning on our natural playspace, which features an outdoor classroom, art studio, and school garden. The CMI natural playspace was sponsored by the Creative Families Association.
Helpful Links and Forms:
- National School Lunch Program Application – English
- Solicitud Español NSLP
- Cómo Solicitar Comidas Escolares Gratis
- Creative Minds International PCS Local Wellness Policy
- Strep Throat
- Hand, Mouth and Foot Disease
- Lice Information Sheet | Lice letter
- Guidelines for Keeping Sick Students at Home
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement/ Public Service Announcement (Updated September 2017)
Creative Minds International Public Charter School strives to provide healthy and nutritious meals to students. To achieve this goal, we participate in the National School Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Program. At Creative Minds International PCS, we teach children about health and nutrition in the curriculum. We understand the importance of healthy dietary options for our students, we ensure that our school lunches meet or exceed national requirements for healthy meals.
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