Park Place Christian Academy offers a full-service cafeteria on campus to students, faculty, and staff which is operated by The Lunch Ticket.
Pictured left to right: Lakisha Powell, cashier; Lethon Bell, grill chef; P.J. Godwin, cashier; Patty Munson, kitchen manager; Debbie Hartung, The Lunch Ticket owner; and Tracie Bell, food server.
THE LUNCH TICKET:
As PPCA’s food service since 2016, The Lunch Ticket is known for offering lunches that are made fresh each day, along with snacks and drinks that are available during break for secondary students. Ice cream treats, candy, and extra milk are offered for purchase above the daily meal cost.
The Lunch Ticket also makes meals available to PPCA students who are enrolled in Crusader After School Care and Summer Care.
PPCA families must register via a lunch account through www.myschoolaccount.com.
Students are identified through finger scanning and individual numbers assigned to accounts.
Funds should be placed regularly into student accounts.
Families may set up alerts to their accounts, so that emails will automatically be sent to them to indicate when their students’ accounts fall short of a preselected amount.
The Lunch Ticket uploads monthly menus to the PPCA website and families may pre-select their lunches via their students’ accounts.
Each day, PPCA students, faculty, and staff are offered a regular hot lunch or alternate combo meal, such as chicken tenders, nuggets and/or strips with french fries or potato wedges.
At least once a week an international meal is offered, such as a Mexican “happy plate” or sweet & sour chicken w rice.
Nearly every week there is one day which features “Southern comfort food” such as ham with macaroni and cheese or steak fingers with mashed potatoes and fried okra.
Other options include BBQ chicken wings and baked potatoes.
The Lunch Ticket also provides specialty items occasionally such as fried pickles or sweet potato fries.
Fridays are known as “Pizza Day” when freshly made cookies are the day’s dessert.
Other homemade desserts have been cheesecake bites, brownies, and rice krispie treats.
Popular among the elementary students is the weekly “Breakfast Day” which is usually served on Thursdays.
Breakfast for lunch options may be chicken & waffles or french toast sticks with hash browns.
Since the middle and high school students may purchase breakfast items during their mid-morning break, an alternative lunch is available to them on Breakfast Day.
They may alternatively choose burgers, sandwiches, and/or (seasonally) soup on Breakfast Day, in addition to the baskets of chicken and fries.
Freshly made garden salads, grilled chicken/fried chicken salads are also available to students, faculty, and staff who pre-order them.
Students may also bring lunches from home but must follow the lunchroom rules set forth by the administration and in the Student Handbook regarding microwave use, glass bottles, soft drinks, etc.
The Lunch Ticket uses fresh ingredients when preparing meals.
All salad dressings, soups, breads, rolls, desserts and breaded items are made daily in the school kitchen by trained staff.
These items are never shipped in as pre-made or frozen.
LUNCH PRICES and LUNCH SCHEDULE:
NOTE: Due to COVID no outside guests are allowed to dine with PPCA students and no outside food delivery is permitted.
Student lunch prices are staggered (as are the times during which they are served lunch):
Preschool enrolled in Crusader Care: $5.00, includes choice of milk, juice, or water. They are served in the Little Lunchroom after twelve.
K5-6G: $5.50, includes choice of milk, juice, or water.
K5 dines in the Little Lunchroom around 11 a.m.
1G-6G has lunch in Boatner Hall/Cafeteria between 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
7G-12G: $6.00, includes choice of water or 12 oz. soda fountain beverage or tea.
There are two lunch times for secondary students.
First Lunch is generally served noon to 12:30 for 9G-12G students with Seniors dining in the Little Lunchroom and underclassmen in Boatner Hall.
Second Lunch is served around 12:45-1:15 for 7G-8G students in Boatner Hall.
The prices include the food listed on the monthly menu and a small drink.
Secondary students (7th-12th grade) may purchase a larger drink for $1.00.
NOTE: The pre-COVID menu had a wider variety of items on its daily menu along with a salad bar, which Debbie Hartung, aka The Lunch Lady, hopes can be reinstated and offered in the months and years to come.
Questions or concerns about your student’s lunch account may be emailed to:
Debbie Hartung, The Lunch Ticket:
Patty Munson, kitchen manager
P.J. Godwin, cashier