LeMarchant-St. Thomas Elementary


General Info about Lunchtime at LMST:

So where do I go for lunch?

At noon all students are dismissed for lunch until 12:55 p.m. when students assemble by class outside. Teachers bring their classes in and resume teaching by 1:00 p.m.

Since LeMarchant St. Thomas is primarily a ‘walking’ school, many students go home for lunch. However, many also stay and, if you choose, your child may stay for lunch at the school free of charge as per the https://www.hrsb.ca/sites/default/files/hrsb/b.008-lunch-time.pdf

Students eat in their classroom. Lunch monitors supervise to ensure lunchtime is safe for all students and are available to assist the kids as they get ready for lunch or to go outside. Weather permitting, all students finish their lunch break with free time outdoors.

The nearby University Children’s Centre at Dalhousie also offers a lunchtime program where students are escorted from the school to the Life Sciences Centre at Dal for a hot lunch and playtime before returning to the school for afternoon classes. For more information about this program please visit the UCC Website or call 902 494-1754.


And what about the lunchbox?
LMST has implemented a SMART LUNCH program. Students are encouraged to bring a healthy lunch in wasteless/re-useable containers. To help us further reduce the food-related waste we have on-site (and eliminate temptation for friendly little critters like mice) our students will bring any empty wrappers and juice cartons home with them in their lunch boxes.


Important info about nuts and allergies
LMST is a nut aware zone and students are not permitted to bring foods with nuts or peanuts. We have several students with life threatening allergies to nuts and/or peanuts and we thank you for your cooperation in this area!


Allergy Alert: LMST has a Nut Alert policy as there are some students who are highly allergic to certain substances. The HRSB Life Threatening Allergies Policy governs our school actions with regard to students who are allergic to certain, identified, physician confirmed allergens. Students with severe allergies will be required to fill out detailed information and permission sheets to be maintained in the office and to provide, if necessary, an epi-pen for emergency treatment. Students are not permitted to bring foods that contain nuts or peanuts to school.