Lunch Warriors Information
Frequently asked questions, Sign up, and more below.
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Read on for Frequently Asked Questions.
Q. How do I sign up for Lunch Warriors?
Please click on either the Lower School (orange) or Middle & Upper School (green) button below to review the available slots below and click on the button for the shift desired to sign up.
Lower School Lunch Warriors Sign Up:
Middle & Upper School Lunch Warriors Sign Up:
Thank you so much for volunteering your time to serve our school, students, and administration in this way.
Q. Why do we need volunteers for Lunch Warriors?
In order to serve a hot lunch, we must have volunteers to help serve the students. The caterers/restaurants who are our food vendors do not provide staff to serve food. This allows us to keep down the costs of food.
The administrative and custodial staff have very busy days in other areas and are unable to fill this need regularly. Volunteers allow the school to keep paid positions working in the best way for the function of the school and keep labor costs low.
It is a truly wonderful way for parents and other family members to be a part of the school community, meet other FCS community members, and gain insight into your child(ren)’s day.
Q. When do we serve?
The shifts are detailed in the sign-ups because they are different for each division and day. The Lower School shifts are from 10:45 AM - 12:05 PM each day. Middle School & Upper School shifts are 12:05-12:30 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. We do not need M/US volunteers on Wednesdays as there is no hot lunch option.
Nurse Baggett will oversee lunch for JK-5th.
Q. What if I need to switch the lunch duty day I have signed up for?
Q. Where do Middle & Upper School students eat lunch?
Weather permitting, M&US will eat outside every day. Students who have ordered a hot lunch will collect their lunch and take it outside.
Q. What does the music mean during the Lower School lunch period?
If the music is on, that means it is “silent time.” This occurs for the first 10 minutes and the last 3-5 minutes of each lunchtime so that the students may concentrate on eating their lunch and cleaning up at the end of lunch. The transition to the end-of-lunch silent time is signaled by the teacher on duty raising her hand. All students and volunteers also raise their hands to help get the attention of all in the room.
Q. How do I know if a student needs help?
Students will raise their hands when they need help or have a question.
Q. What do I do if discipline issues arise?
The teacher on duty will address any discipline issues. If they have not witnessed what you are seeing you may make them aware.
Q. May Lower School students use the microwave or may I microwave things for them?
No. The microwaves are a privilege reserved for the teachers/staff and M/US students.
Q. What if a Lower School student asks to use the restroom?
Ask the teacher on duty to handle that request—they will know better how to handle that.
Q. What if a student needs more water?
You may use the sink to refill their water bottle.
Q. What if a student forgot something in their classroom and requests to get it?
Direct the request to a teacher for their approval.
Q. What if I need to talk to my child’s teacher—is this a good time to have a discussion with them?
If the needed conversation is more involved than a second or two it is best to pre-schedule a time to talk with the teacher. Teachers plan their days with this lunch period in mind for grading, administrative activities, or a little downtime.