Staff Member: Mrs. Gale Slattery
Mrs. Gale Slattery
I am the head of the lunchroom, Gale Slattery. This is my ninth year in this position. My husband, Mike, and I have four children, all past students at St. Patrick School. Our granddaughter is a current student. I’m excited to be back and see so many familiar faces as well as the new students and teachers. It will be an exciting year!
I have a few reminders with the new year beginning. PLEASE try to keep your child’s lunch account current. I try to send bills home with the students every 1-2 weeks. A bill is sent when their account goes over $5 past due. If you ever have a question as to their balance you can call the kitchen at 345-5542. Please do not call between 10:30am and 1:00pm, which is when we are serving students lunch. Please send lunch money separate from other school fees or dues. Checks can be made payable to St. Patrick Hot Lunch. It is helpful to write your child’s ID number (found in the bill) or your child’s name on your check. If you send cash be sure it is labeled with your name. If you want payments divided a certain way let me know. Otherwise I will split according to their individual account balances.
If your student has any food allergies or sensitivities we have a form that you need to fill out. We must have that on file in order to avoid any health issues. Also, if you do not want your child to be served seconds you must let us know in writing. Sometimes they forget that seconds are costing their parents $0.50. Parents might be surprised how quickly the lunch money goes away! This applies to those who receive free or reduced price lunches as well.
Finally, if your family qualified for free or reduced price meals last year you need to reapply before September 27. Eligibility from last year only carries over to that date. If you do not submit a new application you will lose your eligibility. If your family situation changes you may apply anytime throughout the school year.
Remember that parents and guests are welcome to come enjoy lunch with the students. Cost is $4.50 per guest. We just ask that you please let us know ahead of time to be sure that we prepare enough!
Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve your children! We are looking forward to a wonderful school year!