We will engage the tools and employ the professionals necessary to meet the needs of ALL our families.
This includes providing base services such as transportation and breakfast and lunch.
These plans will solidify later in the spring after our student population becomes clear.
PCM is committed to providing healthy breakfast and lunch at an affordable price for all its students. As traditional Montessori practices encourage students to participate in preparation of food and snack, PCM will work with our insurance provider and local Health Services to devise a strong program for safe student involvement. PCM will pursue registration in the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) which provides participating elementary schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day to offset our snack program budget.
National School Lunch & Breakfast Program
PCM provides breakfast in the classroom, AM snack, lunch in the classroom, and PCM snack. PCM participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast program which means meals follow USDA meal pattern requirements. To see menus please visit our PCM Families page.
This year, unfortunately, we have to charge for school meals. The USDA is no longer supporting the Seamless Summer Program that made meals free to all students during the 2021-22 school year. For the 2022-23 school year, only qualifying students will receive meals free of charge. Free and Reduced Priced Meals are provided for those children whose family size and monthly gross income meet federal guidelines. If you do not qualify for Free and Reduced Price Meals, Breakfast will be $2.00 and Lunch will be $3.50. If you do qualify for Free or Reduced Priced Meals, both Breakfast and Lunch will be free.
Adults working for or volunteering at PCM are eligible to purchase breakfast and lunch when working on campus.
Program benefits and services are available to all students without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religious affiliation, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social or economic status, and/or special needs.
PCM students will receive transportation services to and from school in accordance with RCW 28A.160.150 - 28A.160.180, including those to mitigate hazards for walkers (RCW 28A.160.030).
With our rural location, PCM is sensitive to transportation needs and will work with families within reason to address them and ensure transportation is not a barrier to attendance. For questions please reach out to Transportation@myPCM.org.
Our current route can be viewed on our PCM Families tab. For the 2022-23 school year, PCM is offering a single route. There are a number of factors that go into creating our single route including densities of ridership need, distribution of need, winter accessibility, bus maneuverability, route duration (must be kept under an hour). This is not an exhaustive list but illustrates the key guiding parameters. If you would like to see a stop added near your location in the future please email Transportation@myPCM.org.
Knowing our service needs is the first step in assessing whether an additional stop may be added in the future.
Before & After School
To learn more about extended day services please examine the documents below. For additional questions about registration or YMCA services please contact Amanda Velazquez, Director of Programs for the YMCA of the Palouse at email@example.com
** YMCA before and after care services will be provided in PCM spaces within Gladish. PCM can not provide additional transportation services to before care and home from after care, we can only provide our to school and home regular transportation.**