Although I remember bringing lunch some days in first and second grade, we also enjoyed a hot lunch program which cost $1.00/week. In 1957-58 the cost of hot lunch was raised to twenty-five cents per meal. At that time the average meals served daily was 265. The school was also a member of the National School Lunch Program. Milk was furnished in the Special Milk Program at a cost of two cents per day.
Cooks serving the school also included Mrs. Behrens, Mrs. Ziehlsdorff. Some favorite recipes are included.
Bussing was started sometime during the 1950's at a cost of $1.25/week for the first child in the family and $1.00/week for each additional child.
School nurses included Mrs. Thomas Anderson. She retired in 1958.
Secretaries included Mrs. Evans. I remember when I was in 8th grade, some of us were designated to answer the school telephone in the small office at the top of the stairs. Those of us acting a "secretaries" had our desks near the back of the room with the door open. When the phone would ring, we would run across the hall, up about 6-8 steps, and answer the phone on the third ring with, "Hello, this is Madison Lutheran School."