Lunch Program

Hot Lunch

Greystone's Hot Lunch Program is optional and is a fundraiser for the Friends of Greystone (FOGS), with proceeds going to special school projects. The menus are designed to include foods enjoyed by middle school students. If you feel that the amount of food in the lunch is inadequate for your youth’s appetite, please send additional food items.

Hot Lunch orders can be placed once per month. Our first round of ordering will be September 20-26, 2021, for October 1 start. Hot Lunch will be available every Friday, or on the closest school day prior if there is no school on Friday any given week. Hot Lunch will consist of meals from local vendors (e.g. Pizza 73, KFC, Bite to Eat, etc.).

How to Register for and Order Hot Lunch

All orders can be completed online. Everyone will need to create a hot lunch account, even if they had one previously.

We accept order payments through PayPal. You can check out as a guest or by using your PayPal account (which includes credit card or debit online).

To place an order:

  1. Go to
  2. Select "Register" from the menu at the top right hand corner to sign up.
  3. School access code: GCHL (all caps)
  4. Set up your user ID and password.
  5. Once registered, you are automatically logged into the website.
  6. Add your student(s) by selecting the Student link at the bottom of the page you are on.
  7. Follow the online instructions to order and pay. You can pay by credit card without creating a PayPal account.

Should your child be away on a hot lunch day that you have paid for, we will NOT provide a refund.

If there is a class event (e.g. fieldtrip) scheduled after hot lunches have been ordered, alternate arrangements will be made to ensure the students will still receive the ordered lunch.  

Hot Lunch Order Windows

Order During

For Hot Lunch In

September 20-26, 2021 October 2021
October 20-27, 2021 November 2021
November 17-24, 2021 December 2021
December 15-22, 2021 January 2022
January 19-26, 2022 February 2022
February 16-23, 2022 March 2022
March 16-23, 2022 April 2022
April 20-27, 2022 May 2022
May 18-25, 2022 June 2022

Please note: Orders and payment for hot lunch must be completed by the last date of the order window, as no late orders will be accepted. For example, to order October hot lunch, orders and payment must be received no later than Sunday. September 26. 

For more information, or if you require assistance, contact Greystone's Hot Lunch Coordinator (Dayla Cochrane) at

Vending Machine

We have a vending machine in the front office stocked with a variety of snack options. Students in Grades 5 & 6 can access the machine during their nutrition break, and students in Grades 7, 8 & 9 can access the machine at lunch break. This machine only accepts cash, and proceeds support the GCMS PE and Music programs.

Forgotten Lunch Program & Nutrition Nook

The Forgotten Lunch program is for students who have forgotten their lunch or did not bring a lunch. A volunteer makes extra lunches, which are provided to children without a lunch of their own.

In order to track who is using this program, each student is required to get a lunch ticket from their teacher. The Forgotten Lunch program was started up in March 2015 and will hopefully be continued from year to year. 

We also have a Nutrition Nook at GCMS, sponsored by Breakfast Clubs of Canada and Alberta Education Nutrition Funding. This fridge is located in the front of the school and is stocked with nutritious items that students can have as snacks or lunch.

Lunch Procedures

Closed Campus

To promote student safety, Greystone Centennial Middle School is a closed campus which requires guests and visitors to check in with the school office.

Closed Campus Lunch Permission Form

Lunch Routine

  • Students eat lunch with other students from their Learning Community in a supervised place. After the assigned eating time, students are given an opportunity for recreation. All students in Grade 5 through 8 are expected to remain on school grounds during their recreation time.
  • If a student needs to leave school grounds, written permission from a parent/guardian must be sent to the homeroom teacher and the office.
  • Students with permission to go home for lunch must sign out and back in with the school office. 
  • Students arriving after the bell must report to the office for a late slip before going to class.

For more information contact:
Greystone Centennial Middle School
Phone: 780-962-0357