Breakfast Kick Starts the Academic Day
Students begin arriving at CJA at 7:30 AM each day. After they check in for the day in our atrium, they head to the cafeteria where they join grade-level tables for quiet study or reading and a pre-plated, healthy breakfast. Students are free to eat and chat with their classmates for 20 minutes. Then students have time wrap up their study and reading time before dismissing to their classrooms at 7:50 AM.
Lunch Fuels Camaraderie
During lunch, our students sit at mixed grade-level tables so they can get to know their larger CJA community. Lunch is served family style, with 8th Graders acting as table captains and overseeing the serving of food and cleanup after the meal.
Our 3rd and 4th graders eat pre-plated meals, as things can get a bit messy otherwise!
Nutritious Snacks Keep Students Going
Nutritious snacks are served any day that students remain at school beyond 3:00 PM. For the 2023-2024 school year that is every day except Friday. Examples of snacks served include: cheese and crackers, orange slices and a muffin, or apple slices and pretzels. As with breakfast and lunch, all snacks are nut free.