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Parent Advisory Council

September 15, 2022

Dear Meadows West Families;

We are writing with regards to the Lunch Program fees for January to June of 2022.

Now that we have finalized our registration numbers, it has been brought to our attention that the Lunch Program fees are not sufficient to sustain the Lunch Program staffing costs.

In order to keep the Lunch Program running, we will need to increase fees by $10 per child per month for the remainder of the year ($60 to cover the next six months). Payments can be made via e-transfer monthly to or by cheque.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

To be transparent, we would also like to note the following with regards to the increase in costs:

  • In 2020 the Parent Council voted to pay Lunch Program supervisors when the school shut down for the remaining three months (April, May, and June)
  • Salaries were still paid to employees that needed to quarantine
  • In 2021 the Lunch Program accrued a deficit due to increase in staffing (for separate cohorts) and refunds given to families during the second shut down
  • In 2021 registration dropped by over 100 students with the new school opening up in Waterford Green
  • In 2021 the School Division was no longer able to subsidize the salaries of EA’s that supervised over the lunch hour for the Lunch Program

We have taken the following steps in order to reduce costs for the remainder of the year:

  • Classes have been combined by grade level (cohorts) to the maximum allowed
  • Staffing has been reduced
  • Hours have been reduced
  • Fundraising will be applied to cover some costs of the Lunch Program

We thank you for your understanding as we continue to navigate through this unprecedented time. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at

Meadows West Parent Association

Lunch Program Outline 2022-23

Lunch Program Registration Form 2022-23

Lunch Program URIS/Medical Form (mandatory)

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