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Tamales on the School Lunch Menu in December!

As we enter the winter holiday season, the PWCS Food and Nutrition Department is excited to serve Cheese and Green Chile Tamales as a menu special in December! Tamales are commonly eaten during winter holiday celebrations, so come celebrate school lunch with us this December by enjoying a Cheese and Green Chile Tamale for school lunch! If you haven’t had a Tamale, or Tamal as it is pronounced in Spanish, then you are in for a treat! Tamales are made using masa harina (corn flour) to make a dough. The dough is filled with a variety of fillings, then wrapped in a corn husk or banana leaf, and steamed until the dough is solid. Tamales originated more than 7,000 years ago, and today are eaten in many countries in North, Central, and South America! Tamale fillings vary by culture and geographical region, but they all are delicious! At PWCS, we are going to be serving Vegetarian Tamales filled with cheese and green chiles for School Lunch on the following dates:

Elementary Schools: Tuesday, December 5th

Middle Schools: Tuesday, December 12th

High Schools: Wednesday, December 6th or 13th


 The PWCS Food and Nutrition Department is Hiring!

Are you tired of working evenings and weekends? Would you like to be off during your child’s school breaks? Are you looking for a job that truly has an impact on your community? Consider working for PWCS Nutrition!

The PWCS Food and Nutrition Department is seeking passionate, dedicated, fun-loving applicants for all areas of the county. We strive to provide wholesome, enjoyable, high quality, nutritious meals to our students, so they can be ready to learn and take full advantage of the educational opportunities provided to them. The work we do is important, and the people who do it are inspiring. If these values are important to you too, come be part of our team!

The number of hours needed varies by school. Most shifts fall between 9am and 3pm. Employees have weekends, evenings, school holidays/breaks, and snow days off. In addition, PWCS Nutrition employees received free school lunch every day they work! The starting pay is $15.07 an hour, and there are opportunities for growth and advancement! Ready to join us? Go to, and choose “Classified – FOOD SERVICE” from the job type drop down menu. Click the job link you are interested in applying for, and then click “log in to apply.” For help with the online application, contact Human Resources at 703-791-8050.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the PWCS Food and Nutrition Department at 703-791-7314. We look forward to hearing from you!

Meal prices for the 2023-24 school year are listed below. You can pay for meals online via


Student Breakfast – All Grades


Second Student Breakfast






Elementary School


Middle School


High School


Student Second Lunch


Adult Lunch


Milk A La Carte



Our breakfast and lunch menus are available online at You can sign up to have the menu emailed to you monthly and download our free menu app for your smart phone!

Contact the Food and Nutrition Department at 703-791-7314 with questions, or visit our website,, for more information. We are looking forward to serving your students again this year!