Hot Lunch Menus for all LAPS Schools

Here is how you can PAY for YOUR STUDENT'S SCHOOL LUNCHES:

Elementary: Pay by Cash, Check – please make your check out to Chartwell’s, or by using the SchoolCafe On-line Payment System
$4.00 Per Child Lunch
$5.00 Per Adult Lunch
$ .50 Each for: Cookies/ chips/ milk juice/ water

LAMS, TFA, & LAHS: Student’s can pay for their lunches by Cash, Credit Card, Debit Card, or Check – please make your check out to Chartwell’s, or by using the SchoolCafe On-line Payment System

Chartwells Spring/Summer 2020 Newsletter 

Chartwells and Los Alamos Public Schools are participating in the Free Emergency Meals program for any child 18 and under. The program includes both a breakfast and lunch meal distribution twice a week.

Meals will be packaged together for one single distribution. Friday meals will be packaged for use on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Tuesday meals would cover Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Meals may be picked up curbside on Tuesday and Friday from 11 am – 1 pm at Aspen Elementary, 12 pm – 1 pm at Piñon Elementary, and 12 pm – 1 pm at Chamisa Elementary.

Go to for menu details.

Please go online to SchoolCafe to set up an account for your family and register each student in your household. SchoolCafe will prompt you on how many students to register; you will need their student ID number. After you quickly and easily register your student(s), then it will prompt you to make a payment. Click on “Add A Card” to enter your credit card information.  SchoolCafe: New On-Line School Lunch Payment System

Meet our Los Alamos Public Schools Food Service Director

Laurence Peña : 505-690-8546 •

Laurence Peña is from the Pueblo de San Ildefonso, where he lives with his wife Melanie and their children, Taylor, Justin, Christian and Emelia. In his 20 plus career he has managed in the retail, hotel, tribal enterprise and restaurant fields. He has also served as a Tribal Council Member for 6 terms.   Growing up in Southern California, going to college in New Orleans and returning to New Mexico influenced Laurence’s love of food. His passion is creating menu items which are an infusion of Classic American, French, Creole, New Mexican and Modern American cuisines. Laurence is the former Executive Chef of La Mesita Eatery and is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, with a degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management.