Monarch Cafe

Ham and Cheese Pita: Discontinued.

Due to lack of interest in this menu item the monarch cafe will be substituting Fish Sticks on any day that has ham and cheese pita noted. If you have already ordered and you do not want the fish sticks just send an email to : Lesley Bartone at

Smart Snacks

Smart Snack Letter to Parents

Approved Snack LIST

2017-2018 School Year

At St Joan of Arc, our cafeteria staff looks to make improvements to our lunch and breakfast offerings each and every year.  Suggestions from staff, students, and parents are taken into consideration when planning both the lunch schedule and menu. The staff has taken all feedback under consideration and has created what should be an awesome new menu and system that everyone will enjoy. Again this year, St. Joan of Arc will operate on a Cycle Menu. There will be four unique weeks of meals but those four weeks will repeat each month.  The first week of the month will always be the same five items, the second week of each month will always be the same five items, and so on. There are twenty unique items that the children will have to choose from throughout the year.  All breakfast and lunch orders will continue to be completed using the OrgsOnline system.  However, the ordering system has been simplified.  When ordering, parents will select LUNCH, ADDITIONALENTREE and/or BREAKFAST for each student for each school day. For lunch, the student can select from a choice of the day’s hot entree, salad bar, or a sack lunch option.  Students looking to purchase milk only will need to carry money daily and purchase those items from our new vending machine from VENDU-CATION. VENDU-CATION: Don’t worry, its not your typical vending machine. This machine will contain whole grain, healthy snacks for the student to choose from daily. Most of which are offered on the lunch menu, but the machine will provide the student with more daily options to add to the meal. It will also help if a parent has forgotten to pack lunch. The parent can send in money with the student to purchase items to create their own lunch. SACK LUNCH Option: Many times, students just aren’t in the mood for the hot entree even if it was something that they may normally enjoy. This year, the student will be given more choices of their own.

Preschool can now order school lunch and breakfast!

Breakfast will be grab and go! A variety of cereals will be offered with diced fruit, and milk.

Lunch options will be diced chicken, a cheese stick, crackers, fruit and milk or PRJ, fruit and Milk.

Hot Lunch : Hot Option, Fruit , Salad Bar, and Milk


Sack Lunch: Cereal on the go, Pretzels, Gogurt, Cheese stick, Milk, and Fruit, Or PBJ Sandwich, Pretzels, Gogurt, Milk, and a Fruit.

Monarch Daily Lunch Requirements:

  • 8 oz fat free white or chocolate Milk
  • 2 oz Meat or Meat alternate (yogurt, cheese, nuts )
  • ¾ cup Fruits or Vegetables (we offer fresh options daily with our salad bar)
  • 1 grain
  • 600-700 calories
  • <10 grams Saturated Fat
  • 0 Trans Fats
  • Low sodium (preferably below 700 grams but not enforced until 2023)

Grab and Go Breakfast offered to everyone during the 9:00 hour!

  • Each Day a 4 oz muffin will be offered (variety of flavors ) with a fruit, and a milk.

Monarch Daily Breakfast Requirements:

  • 8 oz fat free white or chocolate Milk
  • 1 grain and 1 oz Meat or Meat alternate, or 2 grains or 2 oz Meat or Meat alternate
  • ½ cup Fruits /Juice/ or Vegetables
  • 400-550 Calories

Preschool Requirements:


  • 6 oz of milk either white or chocolate
  • 1.5 oz of Meat or Meat alternate
  • 1/4 cup of fruit or vegetables
  • .5 oz of Grains


  • 6 oz of Milk either white or chocolate
  • 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetables
  • .5 oz grains



  Breakfast Lunch Additional Entree’  
Paid $1.50 $2.75 $1.00
Reduced $0.30 $0.40 $1.00
FREE $0.00 $0.00 $1.00  

Wondering if you qualify for free or reduced lunch? Either call Mrs. Bartone at 283-1518 or complete the free and reduced application 2017-18 and bring it in to Mrs. Bartone for processing. Click here for Instructions for free and reduced applications for more information on completing the application and income eligibility.

Click here for – Instructions for lunch Ordering system

Printable 2017-2018 Menu

Daily Lunch Schedule:
Transitional Kindergarten, KN, 1st     11:00-11:30
2nd, 3rd, and 5th                               11:30-12:00
4th                                                     12:00-12:30
6th, 7th, and 8th                                12:30-1:00
  • Milk Can be purchased in the vending machine at Breakfast or Lunch.
No Soda Pop in the lunch room!
Waste-Not / Want-Not:
Print out a menu to keep track of the days your child has ordered lunch. We have several children who ordered lunch bring their lunches with them to school. They will need to accept the ordered lunch, but will have the option to eat both or bring their sack lunch home.

Payment must be made at the time of the order.
Lesley Bartone 317-283-1518 or
Cycle Menu:
Menu is subject to change without notice!

This is only the case if weather, delivery, or school schedule change without notice. Lunches can not be reimbursed when a student is out sick from school. We operate on a pre-order system. The food has been delivered the week of the meal. Have your student help you with ordering to avoid unhappy people at lunch. Try not to guess what they might like to eat.

St. Joan of Arc Healthy Meals Initiative

Monarch Cafe’ was featured in the Department of Education Monthly Newsletter!

Packing a Sack Lunch! Great! Here are some tips ,ideas, and links to help you!

Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade:

  • Keep in mind we have 20 minutes for lunch!
  • Avoid packing everything into separate containers. (takes a while for little fingers to open each item) Instead purchase a container with several compartments so they only have one thing to open.
  • Avoid things that take a utensil. Instead pack finger foods, smoothies, drinkable yogurts and applesauces.
  • Make the food fun! Use a cookie cutter to shape the sandwich or make the celery into ants on a log!
  • Remember, they are little and sometimes miss you so a note or joke in their lunch box puts a smile on their face every time!

2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, and 4th Grade:

  • Getting a little bigger…might need some extra protein.
  • Avoid sweet treats. This is the first thing they go for when they open their lunch. Instead pack a granola bar with caramel or chocolate chips. At least when they get their treat it has some nutritional value!
  • Veggies and dip are always a hit. (especially the dip).
  • Cheese, cracker, and meat stack-able lunches are fun,  protein packed and a great alternative to a regular sandwich.
  • At this age they can handle opening a thermos with a hot soup, oatmeal, or mac and cheese to break up the monotony of your typical lunch as well.

5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade:

  • Okay parents it’s time you know they eat like adults! Pack it just as you would your own lunch.
  • They need dense bread, a few slices of meat, cheese, pickles, onions, lettuce, and more. Okay, basically a dagwood!
  • Pack a yogurt, cheese sticks, or cottage cheese. Crackers, pretzels, or chex mix. Apples, bananas, grapes. If you have it in the house put it in their lunch box.
  • They are hungry!
We Recycle!
Currently we recycle plastic water bottles and milk cartons. Ask your children if they did their part today!
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