Welcome to the Knights Table! The Knights Table crew provides lunch and morning break service at Frederica Academy each full day that school is in session. The Knights Table is located in Hamilton Hall and there are tables for dining in Hamilton Hall as well as outside in the new Pavilion and Bistro dining areas. Lower School grades eat together and Middle and Upper School students can choose whether to eat inside or out. Charges from the lunchroom are billed to the Student Account.
The goal of the Knights Table is to balance good nutrition and a nice variety in our food offerings, along with what the students want to eat! To meet this goal, the majority of our menu items each week is prepared in the Knights Table kitchen but is also augmented with the occasional outside vendor like Grandy's, Twin Oaks, Sucheros, to name a few. Please check the menu in the Sunday email each week or on the website (fredericaacademy.org/school-life/dining-services) to see what is being offered for the main entrée. Prepackaged items like yogurt, string cheese, nutrigrain bars and prepared sandwiches are always available for purchase. Powerades, Body Armor, fruit juices, milk and water are also found in the cooler each day. We endeavor to have both a vegetable and a fruit offering every day and use fresh options as much as possible. In the cooler months, a soup of the day will be offered too.
Mondays feature Pasta specials, Mexican style food is offered on Tuesdays, and Fridays are always Pizza Day! We get pizza primarily from Dominos, and from Mellow Mushroom once a month. The Knights Table team showcases their culinary skills on the other days of the week. Chicken nuggets are a staple due to popular demand - but we encourage you to look at the menu on the website or FACTS each week to see what is being offered and join us for lunch!
Kindergarten through 12th grade will go through the lunch line each day to make their lunch purchases. Of course, students are welcome to bring their own lunch and eat with their class. Microwaves are available to heat packed lunch items. If you are sending your child with something to be heated, please be sure that they are trained in how to use a microwave and how to handle hot items.
PreK students eat in their classroom. Again, students are welcome to bring their own lunch OR you can order either a Bento Box or a “Big Kids” lunch each week. The order form is included here or is available on the website at fredericaacademy.org/school-life/dining-services. These forms are due back to the Pre-K Classroom no later than Monday morning each week.
Middle School and Upper School also have access to Morning Break which is offered daily at 10am. There are hot breakfast items, like eggs, grits, sausage, breakfast casserole and breakfast biscuits and offerings change daily. All of the cooler items are also available for drinks and other lite bites. We highly encourage that you speak to your child about being thoughtful and moderate about the food and drinks that they take. For example, how many bags of chips or Powerades per day? It takes some getting used to as the kids explore all of the options available to them. We ask that you discuss what your student is able to purchase in the lunchroom as it is very difficult for lunchroom staff to turn children away or police what they are purchasing. If you do not wish for your child to charge things in the lunchroom, please stress that with them.
Please be sure to provide allergy information for your children to the School Nurse as the Knight's Table staff works really hard to be aware of allergies and to ensure students are being safe.
We are excited to serve the students this year and we welcome parent and student suggestions all year long. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by anytime to talk with the Knight's Table crew.