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Parents or Guardian,

                           Due to the rising cost of food the Ithaca Food Service, incorporation with the Ithaca Public School, will no longer be participating with the Universal Free Breakfast Program at the Ithaca Elementary Schools.  Therefore we will be charging for breakfast at all schools this year. 

The cost will be: $1.20 Paid students, $.30 for Reduced students and Free for those who qualify.

Please fill out a Free and Reduced Price School Meal application if you feel you might qualify.  If you have any question please contact Mr. Bongard @ (989) 875-3373 Ext. 1618

Skipping breakfast and experiencing hunger affects children’s ability to learn:

• Children who skip breakfast have slower memory recall.

• Hungry children have lower math scores and are more likely to repeat a grade.

• Behavioral, emotional and academic problems are more prevalent among hungry children.

• Hungry children are more likely to be hyperactive, absent and tardy, in addition to having

behavioral and attention problems more often than other children.

• Hungry teens are more likely to have been suspended from school and have difficulty getting

along with other children.

Eating breakfast at school helps improve children’s school performance:

• Children who eat breakfast at school – closer to class and test-taking time – perform better on

standardized tests than those who skip breakfast or eat breakfast at home.

• Children who eat a complete breakfast, versus a partial one, make fewer mistakes and work

faster in math and number checking tests.

• Children perform better on tests of vocabulary and matching figures after eating breakfast.

• Participating in school breakfast is associated with improved math grades, attendance and


• Consuming breakfast improves children’s performance on demanding mental tasks and

reaction to frustration.

• Providing breakfast to students at school improves their concentration, alertness,

comprehension, memory, and learning.Parents or Guardian,


Be sure you take advantage of the Family  Free & Reduce Lunch & Breakfast Application, you may be qualified for Free or Reduce Lunch and Breakfast. 
If you have any question pleases contact the Food Service @ (989) 875-8013
Thank you
Dear Parents
           If you would like to see how much money is in your Childs Lunch Account, you can go to the web page of, You will have to set up an account, and the program will need to know the Student ID, which you can contact the Food Service, or the School that your Child goes to.  If you have any problems, Please contact the Ithaca Food Service.
Thank You
Rick Bongard
Director of Dining services Chartwells
Ithaca Public School
710 n. Union
Ithaca, MI  48847
Fax (989)875-2500
Dear Parents 
The Ithaca Public Schools, and the Ithaca Food Service, offer a hot Breakfast everyday at the Elementary, and High School/Middle School.  The cost for the Breakfast at the Elementary is $1.20, $.40 for Reduce qualified students, and Free for Qualified Students, at the High School/Middle School, the cost is $1.40, and Reduce student are $.40.  If you have any question please contact Rick Bongard @ 875-8013

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us:

Rick Bongard Director Dining Services | email: | office (989) 875-8013


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Last Modified on January 21, 2016