Inside Berman

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and Lunch

Our school's kitchen provides a hot lunch for all students for a charge of $5.00 daily ($4 for Preschool and Kindergarten students). Menus, which include both dairy and meat lunches, are posted every month on our website. Students in grades 6-12 must sign up for lunch each day during breakfast or before 9:30 a.m.

Lunches are purchased by means of tickets, which are available on any day of the week from the school office. If a student loses a lunch ticket, the office will lend him one and a replacement should be brought the next day. Students may not borrow a ticket if they still owe a ticket from earlier. Unfortunately, we do not have the staff to inform parents each time a student has borrowed a ticket. It is incumbent upon parents to repay the ticket as soon as possible.  If a child does not have a lunch and has not repaid a previously borrowed ticket, the child will be given a ticket for a bagel and cream cheese or tuna at a cost of $3.50.

On the days that a child does not wish to purchase a lunch, he/she may bring a bag lunch to school.

Ordering out may only be done with prior permission from a principal.

In the operation of the Child Feeding Programs, no child will be discriminated against because of race, sex, color, national origin, age or disability. If you believe you have been discriminated against, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whittan Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410.


Berman's school day begins with tefilat shacharit. Our tradition views prayer as central to one's religious experience, and it takes priority over all other morning activities, including breakfast. Students eat breakfast in the school's cafeteria after shacharit. Breakfast is provided for a charge of $3 per day. Breakfast tickets may be purchased in books of 10 for $30.

It is our policy not to serve home-cooked foods or baked goods at school even when celebrating someone's birthday. All foods served in the school must have been prepared by our food service staff or purchased in a recognized kosher establishment with kashrut endorsement approved by the Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington. Before serving any food in the school, please obtain the approval of a principal.

Food may not be consumed in any classroom or hallway without teacher supervision. Snacks will be sold after mincha only to Upper School students as long as trash from such sales is not found on the floor or in classrooms and corridors.