Cafeteria Information

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ApplesWe encourage all students to participate in our child nutrition program. Breakfast and lunch are available each day. Students can get a nutritious breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria. Students who bring their lunch may purchase milk, water or juice. If your child brings his or her lunch, please make sure that they do not bring soda or anything in glass bottles.

You can put money in a lunch account for your child. Go to to enroll and start using the site to deposit funds into your child’s lunch account. You will need your child’s ID or NCWISE number which can be found on your child’s report card or schedule. Once your account is established, you can check balances and fund the account anytime from your home computer, phone or fax.

You can also make checks payable to North Ridge Elementary School Cafeteria, making sure to put your child’s name, lunch number, and teacher’s name on the check or envelope. Please do not send cash. Indicate how the money should be used (for example, money for lunches, money for milk, or money for snacks).

The cafeteria manager will send notes to parents in the Monday folders when the student lunch account has less than five lunches remaining. Students who do not have lunch or money in their accounts will be given fruits and vegetables. To avoid problems, please monitor your child’s account and turn in money the day before it will be needed.

Parents, guardians, and grandparents are encouraged to eat lunch with their children. This is also a good time to provide a treat to acknowledge a student’s birthday. Please sign in at the front office and wear a visitor tag when you are having lunch. You may meet your child outside the cafeteria.

There are some picnic tables outside of our cafeteria that you may wish to utilize when visiting for lunch. Students are expected to remain at the picnic table during their lunchtime and not be running around the school grounds and area near the picnic tables.

Lunch Menu Prices 2015 - 2016

Student Full PriceStudent Reduced PriceAdult
Breakfast $1.25Breakfast $0.00Breakfast - a la carte
Lunch $2.25Lunch $0.40Lunch - a la carte
Milk $0.50Milk $0.50Milk $0.50

Free or Reduced Meals

Some children may qualify for meals at reduced rates or free of charge. If your child receives free or reduced lunch, the following
process will occur:

  1. A new application will be mailed to you.
  2. You must complete and submit the application.
  3. You will be notified by mail, once the application is processed (it takes about 2 weeks to process the application).

Notification Not Yet Received

If you have not received written notification, you must provide your child with money or lunch after the first 10 days of school or unless you have received written notification this school year that your child will receive free or reduced lunch.

New to Wake County

If you are new to Wake County Schools this year, you will need to provide lunch money or a lunch from home every day until you receive written communication that your child will receive free or reduced lunch.