The Online Store is now open for hot lunch orders for the 2022-2023 school year!
We are pleased to announce the return of plated hot lunch meals provided by our neighborhood restaurants. Hot lunch will be offered three days a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the school year. The following six menu options will alternate bi-weekly.
Penne Alfredo (Chicken Add-On Option), Broccoli, Banana – Sierra Madre Pizza Co.
Chicken Teriyaki or Agedashi Tofu, Broccoli, Rice – No. 1 Kazoku
Beef Lule or Baked Cheese Boregs With Hummus and Pita, Salad, Rice – Corfu
Chicken Taquitos or Bean & Cheese Burritos, Sour Cream, Cotija Cheese, Homemade Tortilla Chips, Seasonal Fruit – Teddy's Tacos
Cheese Pizza, Carrot Sticks, Clementine Orange – Sierra Madre Pizza Co.
Chicken Satay or Tofu Triangles, Cucumber Salad, Rice - Saladang
For menu options, meal dates, and ingredients list, please click here. To learn more about hot lunch, please check out the FAQ sheet. Proceeds from lunch orders will go towards supporting Walden’s fundraising efforts.
Important Hot Lunch Dates
Hot lunch orders are placed by meal for the duration of the school year. Each meal is served every two weeks, school breaks and holidays excluded (check the Pond calendar for exact dates). Please note the order deadline as well as this school year's two meal add/change/cancel periods. We will not be accepting orders or change requests outside the periods listed below.
September 21 - Last day to place orders for the start of hot lunch
September 27 - First day of hot lunch
October 22-28 - Meal add/cancel/change period*
December 15-21 - Last meal add/cancel/change period for the remainder of the school year**
* New orders may be placed and existing orders may be cancelled or changed during this period. Meal adjustments and orders made during this period will take effect starting the week of November 7.
** New orders may be placed and existing orders may be cancelled or changed during this period. Meal adjustments and orders made during this period will take effect starting the week of January 9.
Hot Lunch Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers will help with meal setup and cleanup. Volunteering for Hot Lunch is a great way to earn parent volunteer hours and meet other Walden families! Click here to sign up.
Show your school pride when you’re out and about with a Walden t-shirt or sweatshirt, cooler bag and water bottle at the beach, or stock up on sustainable bamboo utensils for your student’s lunch.
Faculty & Staff Appreciation Program
In celebration of all of the wonderful faculty and staff at Walden, the Parent Guild collects contributions to show appreciation and love to every lead teacher, assistant teacher, specialty teacher, and staff member in an equitable way.
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 Faculty & Staff Appreciation 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!
HOW ABOUT OTHER FACULTY AND STAFF APPRECIATION ACTIVITIES?
Contributions exceeding the holiday gift card goal are allocated to other areas of faculty and staff appreciation activities and events (brunches, luncheons, etc.) throughout the year and during National Teacher Appreciation Week in May.
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. You are welcome to contribute at any point in the year, but if it is possible to contribute prior to December 12 it will greatly help us in our budgeting for the entire year's appreciation events.
Be on the look out from our Faculty & Staff Appreciation Chairs on the different activities and ways you can participate in appreciating our faculty and staff throughout the year!