Donuts for Guests like Dads

Donuts for Guests like Dads will be Tuesday, June 5th.  You are invited to come and have breakfast with your child on Tuesday, June 5th .

Time:  Breakfast anytime between 7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.  (School starts at 8:15).

Place:  Onalaska Elementary Dining Hall.

Menu:  Biscuits & Gravy or Cereal,

          “Donut”, Fruit, Milk and Coffee.

Price:  Adults & Non-Students $2.75.  Students – Paid $1.75, Reduced $0.00 or Free $0.00.

You are welcome to come and just have Coffee; it’s free, if you’re not a breakfast eater.

No need to RSVP.  We look forward to seeing you!

                    Water Bottle Wednesdays 5/16/18
This week's Water Bottle Wednesday Winners: Tyler Brunson, Mareli Carlos-Esquivel & Jennifer Lipsey.                                                                   Remember the 8X8 rule; drink 8, 8 oz glasses of water a day for optimal health. Our bodies are 60% water.                                                                                                                                                                                        Eat School Lunch next Wednesday                                                                                                  for another chance to win.        

                          Water Bottle Wednesdays 5/9/18
This week's Water Bottle Wednesday Winners: 

Abigail Hamlin & Hunter Coolridge! 
Eat School Lunch again next Wednesday for
 another chance to win a Water Bottle.

Remember the 8X8 rule; drink 8, 8 oz glasses of water a day for optimal health. Our bodies are 60% water.

Muffins for Guests like Moms

Muffins for Guests like Moms was Tuesday, May 1st.  
Guests like Moms were invited to come and have breakfast
on Tuesday, May 1st . Biscuits & Gravy or Cereal,

 Muffin, Fruit, Milk and Coffee were served.

See more pictures under the "Photos" Tab.

Dear Friends,

I would like to invite everyone to participate in Screen-Free Week. The following Link contains a lot of resources for doing this for your: class, students, family and self. You can make this as simple or eventful as you like. Don't underestimate the value of going screen-free for a week! I am always amazed at what it does for me personally. This event gives me a yearly chance to re-prioritize my life.

This year Children's Book Week is the same week as Screen-Free Week. What a great combination!

I hope you will join me in going Screen-Free April 30th - May 6th.

Nutrition Advisory Council Meeting

The Nutrition Advisory Council Email Meeting was open April 9th - 30th. The Meeting Minutes are under the "Local School Wellness Policy" tab above.
If you would like to participate in future email meetings please send an email to: 


Friday, 4/13/18 was "Try Day Friday" featuring Cauliflower!

Some kids asked what it was. It is great to get to introduce new foods! 
Here are the Top 11 Health Benefits of Cauliflower:                                                                
  • Boosts Immune System.
  • Helps Reduce Cancer Risk.
  • Fights Inflammation.
  • Decreases Risk for Heart Disease and Brain Disorders.
  • Provides High Levels of Vitamins and Minerals (Especially Vitamin C and Vitamin K)
  • Improves Digestion and Detoxification.
  • Aids in Weight Loss.
  • Helps Balance Hormones.
  • Preserves Eye Health.
  • Helps prevent Bone Loss in Men & Women.
  • Effective in protecting Skin from UV Rays.

The kids voted; 78 "Love it", 15 "Like it" & 21 "Not yet."


Monday, April 9th

Let’s get the month of April off to a healthy start - and a happy start too! Eating more fruits and vegetables can improve your mood! It’s true, healthy food equals a happier mood.

Thursday, April 5th

“Time for your Daily Scoop of good nutrition news.”

Earth Day is this month. When you think about it, planet Earth is an amazing garden, growing nutritious food to nourish our bodies and minds. Earth’s amazing garden is one really special reason why we celebrate Earth Day! 

“…(and) remember, eating plant food is good for you and the planet too.”

Wednesday, April 4th

“Time for your Daily Scoop of good nutrition news.”

Kiwifruit is a little green, sweet and tart fruit that grows on a long and winding vine.

Of all the fruits, Kiwifruit has the most
nutrients, especially vitamin C, which helps to heal wounds.
“…(and) remember, eating plant food is good for you and the planet too.”

Tueday, April 3rd

“Time for your Daily Scoop of good nutrition news.”

Our fruit Harvest of the Month is a little green fruit with fuzzy brown skin that’s kind of shaped like an egg. It’s a kiwifruit. Of all the fruits, kiwifruits have the most nutrients; for growing a strong body & sharp mind

“…(and) remember, eating plant food is good for you and the planet too.”

Monday, April 2nd

"Time for your Daily Scoop of good nutrition news.”

Earth Day is this month, and did you know that one of the most important things you can 

do to keep our planet healthy & green is… to eat healthy?! It’s true! Healthful fruits & veggies use far less water and energy to produce than burgers and pizza!

“…(and) remember, eating plant food is good for you and the planet too.”

Thursday, March 29th:

“Time for your Daily Scoop of Good Nutrition News!”

Our fruit Harvest of the Month is the berry. Small but mighty, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries are packed with super nutrients like vitamin C, important for young, growing bodies. Your body needs Vitamin C every single day, and only plant-foods have it.

Blueberries will be featured in Friday's lunch!

“Remember, with healthful choices, great things are possible!”

Wednesday, March 28th:

"Time for your Daily Scoop of Good Nutrition News!"

This month's vegetable Harvest of the Month is spinach, the vegetable that gave the cartoon character, Popeye, his super strength. In real life, spinach & other leafy greens really do help you to live stronger because they're rich in Vitamin K for strong bones.

"Remember, with healthful choices, great things are possible!"

Superbowl All Star Chicken Nuggets

All Star Chicken Nuggets will be served on Tuesday, January 30th to celebrate the Super Bowl.

"Try it Tuesday"

We had "Try it Tuesday" on 1/16/18. The kids tried Pollock Fish Nuggets to see if they will be a good menu option next year.

The results were: 132 "More Please", 12 "Just Okay" & 34 "No Thank you".

We will be adding the choice of Fish Nuggets or Mac & Cheese on some Wednesdays next school year.

NAC Meeting Minutes

The Nutrition Advisory Council meeting minutes from November 14th- 30th are available under the "Local Wellness Policy" tab above.

Highlights: Students asked for: no mashed sweet potatoes, no mac & cheese, more grilled cheese & more chickenwiches. Changes will start on the January & February Menus.

I misunderstood the request to remove the Mac & Cheese from the menu. We had a vote last week and 63 students voted to have Mac & Cheese as a choice every other Friday. Mac & Cheese will return on the February Menus.

Try it Tuesday, 12/5/2017

We had Honey Crisp Apples for Try it Tuesday.

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The benefits from eating apples are numerous. A medium Honey Crisp apple has 5 grams of fiber and only 80 calories. The amount and the type of fiber will help you feel full longer and give you a more sustained energy. The skin and flesh of apples are full of disease-fighting antioxidants & phytochemicals that help prevent cancer.
Come try the apple that is becoming one of the most popular apples.

Here are the results from the "Try it Tuesday" Honey Crisp Apples:
       273 "More Please"
        16  "Just Okay"
           3 "No Thank you"

Thank you for participating!

A special Thank you to Ellen Kim Cho, Lewis County Health Educator, for supplying & handing out fun nutritional pencils to participants!

Hand, Gift, Give, Hands, Presentation

Anonymous donation from Ony patron covers 175 reduced 

priced school meals.

Nutrition Advisory Council Meeting

The Nutrition Advisory Council Meeting is now open November 14th - 30th. If you would like to participate in our online meeting please send an email to:

Chocolate Milk moves to Fridays only

Research says “Sugar is a contributor to the health problems that are harming our kids” - The Hard Facts about Flavored Milk. Drinking chocolate milk daily, for a school year, can add an extra 5 lbs to a child’s weight. The Unhealthy Side of Chocolate Milk. Cutting out added sugar is a healthy choice.

NAC members voted (6 for/ 2 opposed) to change chocolate milk from a daily choice to a once a week choice. In the first 12 weeks of school this has saved the

kids 1,537.5 cups or 768.75 pounds of added sugar. That’s over 15 - 50 lb sacks

of sugar.

Congratulations to Ony Students and staff for making a great health improvement!

Halloween Pumpkin Giveaway

Eat School Breakfast & Lunch at least one day next week (Oct. 23rd - 27th)

for you chance to win a decorated pumpkin on Halloween.

Mr. Vance made the Bat Pumpkin & Hallo Sign. Mrs. Richardson made the Bedazzled Spider Pumpkin.

More Pumpkins to come!

School Lunch:

Sweet Cantaloupe, Blueberries, Red Bell Peppers, Cabbage Cole Slaw, Mini Carrots along with Orange Chicken or Chicken Nuggets, Whole Grain Rice, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli & Milk.

Full meal deal!

See more pictures under the "Photos" tab above. 

Application for Free & Reduced Priced Meals

                                                           La solicitud de comidas gratis oa precio reducido está bajo la "Application for Free Meals " pestaña.


  • Most children in households that receive Basic Food, take part in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) are eligible to receive free meals.
  • Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced price meals. 
  • Foster children who are the legal responsibility of the Department of Social Services or court are eligible to receive free meals.
  • Children certified as homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible to receive free meals. Please contact, our Homeless Liaison at 360-978-4111 option 1. 
  • If your total household income is the same or less than the amounts on the Income Eligibility Chart below, your child(ren) are eligible to receive free or reduced price meals.

Income Eligibility Chart

(Effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018)

Household SizeAnnualMonthlyTwice Per MonthEvery Two WeeksWeekly
$22,311   $1,860  $ 930$ 859$ 430
2 30,044   2,5041,2521,156578
3 37,7773,149 1,5751,453727
4 45,5103,7931,8971,751876
5 53,2434,4372,2192,0481,024
6 60,9765,0822,5412,3461,173
7 68,7095,7262,8632,6431,322
8 76,4226,3713,1862,9411,471
For each additional member add$  +7,733$ +645 $ +323$ +298$ +149

How To Apply

To apply for free or reduced priced meals for your child(ren), please complete the meal application (under the "Application for Free Meals" tab above or below), to the attention of Mr. Jerry Carlson, and return to any school office or school food service worker. Meal Applications are also available at each school office and will be sent out with the school lunch menus on the first day of school.

Duration of Eligibility

Your child's(ren's) eligibility is in effect from the date of eligibility for the current school year and for up to 30 operating days in the subsequent school year.  However, this does not apply when the initial eligibility determination was incorrect or when verification of household eligibility does not support the level of benefits for which the household was approved. 


You may apply for free and reduced price meals at any time during the school year.  If you are not eligible now but have a change such as: a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, become unemployed, or receive Basic Food or TANF for your children, you may fill out an application at that time.

1. ChildNutritionProgram.pdf

1b Programa de Nutrición Escolar.pdf 

2. Meal Application Instructions.pdf

2b Instrucciones para la solicitud de Comidas.pdf

3. Meal Application.pdf

3b Aplicación de Comidas.pdf

Complete Eats Fruit and Vegetable Coupons at Safeway Stores

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Use your SNAP/EBT food benefits, Buy $10 Fruits and Vegetables, Get a $5 coupon. Click for more details.

School Breakfast

Mornings can be really crazy…the alarm doesn’t go off…the kids don’t want to get up…there’s no time to eat breakfast before the bus comes…or they’re just not ready to eat. Or maybe your teenager grabs a can of soda and a candy bar on the way to school. If this sounds like your house, we have good news for you.

Breakfast is served at school! School breakfast will give your child a healthy start to the day. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body.

Breakfast at school is affordable, too. If you qualify for free and reduced price meals, you also qualify for the breakfast program, with no additional paperwork. You can’t find a healthy breakfast at such a low cost anywhere else.

Help your child start the day right with school breakfast!


Online Payments
You can make online payments to your child's account through SkyWard Family Access. 
There is no longer a user fee for this service. 
The link to SkyWard and instructions are under the "Online Payments" tab.

Salad Lunches Available Daily 
Salad Lunches are available daily        
served with a Whole Grain Roll,         
Fruit & Milk.    

Donuts for guests like Dads
“Donuts” for Guests like Dads was on Tuesday, June 6th.
Over 171 children & 45 Guest came.
Biscuits & Gravy, Cinnamon Rolls, Peaches, Milk & Coffee were served for breakfast.
Thank you for attending! See more pictures under the "Photos" tab above.

Dessert Construction Zone "2017"

Comments like, "This is the best day ever!" and "I've been waiting all year

for this!" were heard in the Dining Hall.

Students had their choice of a vanilla or chocolate pudding bowl with school lunch. Each pudding bowl was topped with a gummy worm. Then the students went through a buffet of toppings which included:

chocolate cookie crumbs, rainbow sprinkles, strawberry & lime jello,

whipped cream & chocolate syrup.

The school food service puts on this event once a year as a thank you to their customers. Our next special lunch event is the School BBQ on June 14th.

Muffins for guests like Moms

Muffins for guests like Moms was on Tuesday, May 9th.

The menu was Biscuits & Gravy, Muffins, Fruit, Milk and Coffee.

Thanks to all the "Moms" who came!

More pictures are under the "Photos" Tab above.

May Nutrition Advisory Council Meeting

The online Email version of the Nutrition Advisory Council Meeting is now closed as of Friday (5/12/17) at 1:30 pm. The Nutrition Advisory Meeting is open to all who want to participate. If you would like to participate in the next online meeting please email me at: 

Screen-Free Week
I hope everyone enjoyed Screen-Free Week 2017. I have to admit, I wasn't looking forward to it this year. On my way home from work, last Monday, I could feel myself pouting about the thought of no screen time. As usual Screen-Free Week was a great experience.  I spent more time: reading, talking with my wife, working out & working in the yard. Last year Screen-Free Week sparked the start of more activities & less screen time. This year has renewed my freedom again.

If you did not get a chance to participate, I would encourage you to pick a week and make it screen-free. It is definitely a positive experience.

 - Jerry


I want to personally invite you and your children to participate in National Screen-Free Week. I've done this in the past and have really enjoyed the experience! 

You can keep this as simple or elaborate as works for you. Simply invite the kids to participate or work with pledge cards, activity logs & certificates of achievement. Here's a link:  Most of all have a great time and enjoy your freedom!

  - Jerry

Pulled Pork Sandwich Name Contest Winners

We have two new menu items coming in February. The items are a hickory smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich & a Soft Taco lightly seasoned with Sriracha. To name the new items we had a contest. Originally we planned on naming just the pulled pork sandwich, more on that later.

   On Friday, January 20th, the kids were able to try the new items. There were a      lot of positive comments like, “this is really good!”

Emily Overby & Rylee Torres came up with the winning 
name of “The Piggy Pull.” Ellen Kim Cho, the Lewis County 
Health Educator, helped put on the contest and donated 
cool green water bottles for prizes.  Winners also received 
a mini sneaker key chain from the child nutrition department.                

We were not planning on naming the new Soft Sriracha Taco, but Cameron Riley entered an irresistibly great name. So the new soft taco will be known as the “Porkerito Burrito.”  When asked how he came up with the name, he said, “It just popped into my head.”

Monday, February 6th, will be the debut of the “Piggy Pull” Sandwich, served with Stealth Fries, Baked Beans and Cole Slaw.

The first day of the “Porkerito Burrito” is Thursday, February 9th.  The “Porkerito Burrito” will be served with Refried Beans & Buttered Sweet Corn.

Thank you to all who participated!

Try it Tuesday 11/8/16

Can you guess what it is? The Purple is Real! No GMO's here. The color is caused by Anthocyanins that is an Antioxidant. 

For more details check out: Try it Tuesday 11.8.16


The Votes are in for Purple Cauliflower:
83 "No Thanks", 99 "More Please"
42 "Just Okay"

Thank you for participating! 


         Donuts for Guests like 
Donuts For Guests like Dads was Friday, June 10th                                       
Pictures are under the "Photos" tab.   
                              Thank you for attending!                                                        



                                                           Muffins for Guests like Moms

                                     Muffins for Guests like Moms was Friday, May 6th.                                        Pictures are under the "Photos" tab.

                                         Thank you for attending!      


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