Elementary Lunch FAQ

Beginning of School Announcement

All meals and milk/water must be pre-ordered.

Here is the schedule for the first few weeks:

  • Milk/water will be available beginning Thursday, August 17. The cost to order a beverage is 60¢. As the school year gets underway, milk/water may be ordered one day ahead from Thursday, August 17 - Friday, September 1.
  • Once hot lunch begins, milk/water must be ordered one week in advance. The first order deadline for ordering daily milk/water will be due on Wednesday, August 30 for the full week ahead -- Tuesday, September 5 through Friday, September 8.
  • Hot lunch will be available beginning Tuesday, September 5. Hot lunch will be available four days per week. Two menu options will be available each day -- both include a seasonal fresh fruit and veggie bar -- along with a choice of milk/water at a cost of $4.40. The first order deadline for hot lunch will be due on Wednesday, August 30 for the full week ahead -- Tuesday, September 5 through Friday, September 8.

As the school year continues, Wednesdays will always be the order cut-off for the next full week ahead for the hot lunch or for milk/water. For your convenience, orders may be placed a month in advance. We are sorry, but late orders cannot be accepted.

Food and Nutrition

In myMealOrder, simply select an item in the list to open a popup display of the nutritional information.

Parent/guardians of students with food allergies are encouraged to contact Quest Food Service Director Lindsey Borchers or call (847) 962-9957 for additional information and/or support.

Yes! A tempting assortment of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables are offered daily for students to select their own favorites -- and try new ones! The cost is included in the daily lunch price.

Menus for each school are posted on the District 64 Elementary Lunch webpage at least one month ahead. The menu can be downloaded and printed out for you and your child to view. When you are ready to order, you will see the same menu presented on myMealOrder as you make your selections.

Ordering

The cost is $4.40 per lunch. This includes the entree, the fruit/veggie bar, and choice of milk or water.

You can purchase more than one daily lunch in myMealOrder. The cost of each lunch is $4.40.

A link is provided to myMealOrder.com on our website. You will need your student's ID number to set up an account and get started.

The cut off day is Wednesday for the full week ahead. For example, Wednesday, August 30 is the cut off to order lunch for the week of September 5, 2017. Wednesday, September 6 is the cut off to order lunch for the week of September 11, and so on.

You will need to pack a lunch and beverage for your student for the coming week.

Meals may be ordered a month in advance. As soon as the next month’s menu appears on myMealOrder, you may begin ordering meals or milk/water.

Menus for each school are posted on the District 64 Elementary Lunch webpage at least one month ahead. The menu can be downloaded and printed out for you and your child to view. When you are ready to order, you will see the same menu presented on myMealOrder as you make your selections.

Each school PTO/A has its own ordering system for its pizza day. Visit your school PTO/A website for information on the cost and how to order.

No, that option is not available at this time. The cost of the beverage is rolled into the total lunch cost.

Your child will be given a sticker prior to going to lunch with their name, lunch entree (or beverage) they have chosen, and grade/homeroom teacher. The District 64 Quest employee will know which main entree to serve each student. Your child will then proceed to the fresh fruit and vegetable bar to choose the items they would like to eat, and select their milk/water. In the case of beverages only, students will go directly to pick up their milk/water. Quest and lunchroom supervisors will be helping students learn the new routine at their school.

Beverages

Yes! Students may choose between milk or water when they are served their lunch.

Three choices of milk will be available daily: white 1%, white skim, and chocolate.

As soon as each month’s menu is added to the myMealOrder website, milk or water may be ordered for an entire month. Parents/guardians may choose to order more than one milk or water each day, too.

The cost of milk or water is 60¢ per carton/bottle.

No problem! You can purchase more than one milk or water per day in myMealOrder.

Payments and Credits

myMealOrder will accept Visa, Mastercard or electronic check payment. There are no cash transactions.  

You will receive a confirmation email with your transaction details. Orders can also be viewed in the myMealOrders Menu Option on the upper navigation bar at the top of the screen.

Your order may be canceled any time prior to the cut off deadline, which is on Wednesday for the full week ahead.

After two consecutive days of illness, the District will credit to your account any lunches purchased beginning on the third consecutive day through the end of the illness. Credits will be issued in December and June of each school year.

Credit will not be given for unexpected vacation days. However, you may cancel orders up to the cut off date -- Wednesday -- for the week ahead.

District 64 will issue an administrative credit to all families that purchased lunch or milk/water on that day.