First of all we would like to welcome all the new Kindergarten Families that have started at JEPS this week. Below is all the information you need about the JEPS Canteen.
There have been some big changes this year. There is a new manager, new menu and an extra canteen day. The menu reflects the guidelines of the NSW Healthy Canteen Guide that will have to be fully implemented by the end of the year. Some items have been removed but many healthier products have been added. Should you have any questions, please email the P&C on firstname.lastname@example.org or come and see me (Sev) at the canteen between 8.30 and 9am Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The canteen only takes online lunch orders. Cash orders will not be accepted. This is to reduce the stress on the volunteers as lunch is really early at JEPS so prep time is limited. You can register at www.quickcliq.com.au and set-up an account. The kids can still use cash for over the counter sales from 11.10 to 11.20, after they have had their lunch and on special occasions like Ice cream Friday (each Friday afternoon at 3pm in Term 1 & Term 4) and special Meal Deals.
BAGS & WASTE
To reduce waste in the playground, we have reusable insulated bags for sale at the canteen for $15. They will last many years. Should you wish to use paper bags, you can add one to your online order for 20c each time you place an order.
This year JEPS Canteen is going to work very hard to minimise the waste produced by the canteen and the kids. We will be doing more recycling, composting and use more re-usable containers for various lunch items. This might take a few weeks to get going but the results should be a cleaner playground and some very healthy looking chickens and worms!
On the Menu above you will find some home cooked foods like Nachos & Spaghetti Bolognese. We are hoping to slowly increase these home cooked foods as the year progresses.
One of the new items is Sushi. It’s been requested by many parents in the past, but our early lunch makes it hard to organise. This is why we will take orders on Wednesday, should you wish your child to have Sushi on Friday. Hopefully this system will work.
Thank you to all the parents that volunteer in the canteen, without you it would not be possible to continue this service to the JEPS community. Thank you and welcome to the new volunteers that have signed up for the first time. At this stage Term 1 is looking good but we could always do with more so if you think you can spare a couple of hours once a term to help out, please email email@example.com or come and see us at the canteen.
Severine de Winkel
JEPS Canteen Manager