Little Miami Food Service
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Set up your lunch account with PayForIt

The Little Miami School District uses PayForIt to manage student lunch accounts and other transactions. Parents will need to visit https://www.payforit.net/ to set up an account for payments.

Click the "How do I . . . " tab at the top of the page for instructions on how to register an account and how to add students to the account. Check out this informational flyer to help with the process.

For more information, contact Food Service Director Rachel Tilford at (513) 899-5130.

Breakfast & Lunch Prices for 2014-2015

The Little Miami Board of Education approved a price increase for school meals for next year.

The price increase is a result of the U.S. Department of Agriculture regulation called the "Paid Lunch Equity" rule, which states that school food service personnel may not charge less for a school lunch than what the USDA reimburses a school for a free lunch. The lunch price equity rule is based on our average lunch price. The last meal price increase was for 2007-08.

For the 2014-2015 school year, the following prices will be in effect:

  • Elementary: Breakfast, $1.30. Lunch, $2.35.
  • Intermediate and Junior High: Breakfast, $1.50. Lunch, $2.60.
  • High School: Breakfast, $1.65-$1.90. Lunch, $2.60-$3.60. Sushi rolls (fully cooked) will be offered on Friday for $6.75/10 pcs. Sushi and water bundle, $7.50.

New for 2014-2015: All French fries (intermediate through high school) will be offered a la carte for $1.00 with the purchase of a meal. A meal must be purchased to buy French fries.

School Garden News

Just in time for summer growing season, the garden at Little Miami Intermediate School is growing itself. Thanks to the help of Boy Scout Troop 81 and several community donations, the garden recently received eight new raised beds and two new flower beds. This brings the total number of beds in the school garden to 12, which school officials are hoping will provides enough space to begin supplementing the school’s lunchroom with fresh produce for the fall.

In May 2014, scouts and their dads came out to the school to help position the eight-by-four vegetable beds and two eight-by-two flower beds and fill them with topsoil and compost donated by Doug Oeder. LMIS school counselor Dawn Gasper, who is leading the garden project, then consulted with Rachel Tilford, LM’s food service director, and Darlene Oeder, LMIS kitchen manager, to determine what would be planted. Some of the things they considered were leaf lettuce, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, sweet potatoes, zucchini, sugar snap peas, Roma tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, peppers and onion. Gasper is working with the Ohio State University Extension’s master gardener program, master gardener Mary Tholking and intern Kim Wright, who is also a Little Miami parent, to plant and tend the beds.

During a recent afternoon, a several students from Judy Todia’s and Louise Jordan’s sixth grade classes were joined by two members of the Little Miami Board of Education to plant the beds and prepare them for summer. Board president Bobbie Grice and member Randy Haas helped students measure out plant food and properly space a number of different plants. During the school year, the garden will serve as a classroom for sixth grade science. Using the Ohio Revised Standards and model curriculum, teachers at the Intermediate School can use the garden to study soil properties and composition.

Gasper said several local organizations have donated funds and made other contributions to the project. The Alpha Phi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma donated $400 dollars, which covered the expansion cost and gift certificates and assistance has come in from the LMIS P.T.O., Oeder Sand & Gravel, Lowes, Home Depot, Natorp’s Nursery, Alyson’s Gardens, Blooms & Berries, and The Black Barn. Volunteers are always need to help plant, weed and water the plants throughout the summer and harvest when students return in August. Contact Dawn Gasper at (513) 899-2334, extension 30409 or dgasper@littlemiamischools.com if you are interested in volunteering.

Keep up to date on garden activities on the Panther Patch blog.


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Little Miami Schools
7247 Zoar Rd.
Maineville, Ohio 45039

Phone: 513-899-2264