Students in grades K-2 have the option of buying milk for a snack after the morning recess at a cost of $50 per year. They are not able to purchase milk on a daily basis due to the bookkeeping and accounting difficulties. This must be paid in full at the beginning of the school year for the student to receive milk.

Breakfast is $1.80 and hot lunch is $2.65 per day. Milk is available at a cost of $.30 per ½ pint.  Someone will be available in the school office each morning for those who wish to pay on their account. All lunch accounts will be entered into a computerized system which will track the lunches eaten and keep track of the balance. Notices will be sent home with the students and parents contacted when the account becomes low. A positive balance must be kept in the lunch account for the student to continue eating hot lunch.

Students who wish to eat breakfast must eat by 8:00 A.M. unless they are attending Mass that day. They may then eat after Mass, but they have no more than ten minutes to eat and return to class.

Hot lunch is eaten at different times. The younger students (K-3) eat from 11:30 until 11:50. The older students (4-8) eat from 11:50 until 12:10.

Children are not allowed to exchange food or take food out to the playground, nor are they allowed to have food in school EXCEPT during the lunch hour unless it is a special classroom event. (Children in grades K-2 have a daily specified snack time after recess. Other grades have snack time as set up by the teacher.) Any food or drink items found open during school hours, other than lunch time, will be confiscated. Food and drink are never permitted in the computer room and will result in the student’s removal from that room for a period of two weeks. Gum is not allowed in the school.

Free and reduced lunch applications are available in the school office. We encourage parents to apply for free and reduced lunches as we receive assistance from the federal government based on the number of free and reduced lunches we serve.

“In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an “equal opportunity provider.”

A St. Joseph School Wellness Policy is posted near the office and kitchen bulletin board. Copies are available upon request.

St. Joseph’s students may participate in our hot lunch program. If your child is leaving during the lunch hour a note must be sent to the office.

The monthly menu will be posted in the cafeteria, on our website, in each classroom. The menus are subject to change due to funeral dinners or other unforeseen circumstances.

Hot Lunch / Milk Costs


Hot Lunch:

$0.30 per 1/2 pint


Lunch Serving Times

Students in K – 3rd Grade:
11:30 AM – 11:50 AM

Students in 4th Grade – 8th Grade:
11:50 – 12:10


Lunch Menu

Current lunch menu



St. Joseph’s School
305 E. Walnut Street
Dodgeville, WI 53533
Principal: Mrs. Dana Graber
(608) 930-3392 Ext. 4