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Hot Lunch

The Food Service Committee is excited to announce the return of hot lunch on campus for Enhanced Hybrid students! We are partnering up again with our beloved caterers and will be serving individually portioned servings of our favorite menu items from Fresh Thai, Kazoku, Trukquito, and Pasadena Pizza Company. Please note that things will operate a little differently due to Covid-19.  Parents will not be serving food on campus, and family style serving is no longer allowed. Instead, students will be served their lunch in an individually wrapped container. To allow for flexibility, we will be allowing families to order one week at a time, or all meals can be ordered at once as well. Hot lunch orders must be received one week prior to allow our vendors sufficient time to prepare. We will run this for three weeks starting the week of May 3. We will offer hot lunch on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

After the three-week trial with our Food Service Committee vendors, we will be working with Wholesome Foods to provide hot lunch for three additional weeks. Wholesome Foods partners with restaurants in the local area; a list of those restaurants will be announced shortly. Information on how to use their website to order will be sent out as the time comes closer.  

If your child is sick or if your family decides to travel and needs to quarantine for any reason, your hot lunch money unfortunately will not be refunded. However, if Walden needs to quarantine a class due to exposure risk, your hot lunch money will be refunded back to you. We appreciate your understanding on this.

Family Meal Kits

The Walden Food Committee is excited to present monthly take-home delivery options to be picked up during boomerang bag pick-up and dismissal. So while you are picking up your child in carline or your child's school materials for Walden@Home students, grab dinner for the night as well, and skip cooking while supporting Walden! Meal choices vary monthly, so please be sure to check back often.

We will be passing out the meals in your own reusable Walden cooler bag, which is free with your first order and yours to keep! These bags will be used during each meal pick-up for the rest of the year.

Faculty & Staff Appreciation and Holiday Gift Card Program

In celebration of all of the wonderful faculty and staff at Walden, the Parent Guild collects contributions to purchase holiday gift cards for equal distribution to every lead teacher, assistant teacher, specialty teacher, and staff member. 

The Parent Guild started this tradition so that families could combine their resources and say thank you to ALL of the special individuals who make Walden unique. Your participation in the Holiday Gift Card Program is greatly appreciated, but is in no way required or expected.

HOW DOES THE HOLIDAY GIFT CARD PROGRAM WORK?
In lieu of direct individual gifts to teachers, we pool the contributions so that we can give each faculty and staff member an equal number of cards. Our goal is to give every staff and faculty member four $25 gift cards (they chose the stores that they like from a list provided to them). All gifts are anonymous, and contributions of any amount are welcome! If contributions exceed this goal, funds are allocated to other areas of faculty and staff appreciation throughout the year and during National Teacher Appreciation Week in May (food deliveries, treats, flowers, etc.).

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
If you wish to contribute to the program you can do so via the form below using a credit card. To pay by check, or to charge your contribution to your family’s Walden account, complete this form and turn it in to the front office.

If you’d like to add a personal touch, please consider having your child make a card for any of the teachers or staff that they’d like to wish holiday cheer or show appreciation for.