Our Lady of Mercy Academy provides a hot lunch program five days a week to students. The program is managed by the Home School Association with the help of volunteers from the school community.
A variety of lunch choices will be offered Monday through Friday. Our selections are delivered at the start of each lunch period from various local vendors including Ronnie's Bagels of Hillsdale, Marc's Deli and Park Pizza of Park Ridge. This past spring we partnered with No Fuss Lunch. Please take a moment to visit their site to learn more about this unique and healthy school lunch provider. We are proud to have No Fuss Lunch provide lunches Wednesday through Friday.
Occasionally, also offered are bake sales, ice cream sales and during Lent our Boy Scout troops host "ziti days",
This is an optional lunch plan - you are in no way obligated to buy lunch for your child.
Please be mindful that participation in our Lunch Program is an option for any family in good standing and current on Home School Association obligations. Due to the nature of the program there are no refunds for illness or absence. Except under extraordinary circumstances, refunds for class trips, or school closings will be provided as a credit refund at the discretion of the Home School Association.
Please use the following link to place lunch orders from the 1st through the 15th of each month for the following month.
Lunch for Monday and Tuesday is ordered via Boonli and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday is ordered via No Fuss Lunch. The links for each of these payment providers is linked below for your convenience.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY LUNCH ORDERING: www.boonli.com The first time you are visiting this site you will be asked for a password. The password is OLMA321.
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY LUNCH ORDERING: www.nofusslunch.com
A milk program is also available at OLMA for K to Grade 8 students on a monthly/yearly pre-paid basis. Milk money may be paid on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis (see school calendar for due dates and cost).
When milk is ordered in this manner, children receive their milk automatically every day during lunch period. Regular or chocolate flavored milk can be ordered. There are no forms to fill out; money should be sent to the office in an envelope with your child's name, grade, the type of milk requested, and “milk money - month of _______” written on the outside. Ordered milks will be distributed in the cafeteria at lunch period. Milk can also be purchased for kindergarten students for snack time.
Students are expected to display proper manners and abide by cafeteria and playground rules. All students must display good manners and respect each other during lunchtime.
Lunch periods are as follows: Kindergarten and Pre-K 10:45 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
Grade 1 10:45 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.
Grades 5 & 6 11:25 a.m. - 12:05 a.m.
Grades 7 & 8 12:05 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Grades 2, 3 & 4 12:45 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.
Weather permitting all students go outside to the playground after lunch. Any student who is requested to return to class by his/her teacher must first show a lunchroom supervisor a pass that has been signed by the teacher or Principal.