Lunch is an exceptional part of our day at Mission Montessori. Students enjoy this special time together encouraging the important aspect of grace and courtesy in each child's Montessori experience. A blessing is sung before every meal giving thanks for the food and friendship that we have been provided with. As part of the practical life experience children participate in both the set-up and clean-up of snacks and meals, and learn to take responsibility for the cleanliness of their areas.
In our commitment to the 'whole child,' healthy eating is part of the daily school experience. Our children participate in planting, gardening and harvesting in our school garden; cultivating an understanding of the farm to table concept from an early age. Fresh, hot meals are lovingly prepared each day in our school kitchen and include fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables while incorporating a balance of foods that children are familiar with. Seasonal produce is organic and locally grown whenever possible.
Children are offered 2-3 snacks per day which are served with filtered water or 100% natural fruit juices. Lunches are served with 1% organic milk, are available for $4.00 per day and may be chosen on a day to day basis.