Peyton Elementary School Lunch

Elem salad bar

Greetings from the Peyton Elementary Cafe

We are thrilled to be cooking wonderful hot lunches for all of your children. Please keep in mind some of our policies for our lunch program:

Please pay ahead for your students.  You may pay for as many lunches as you want.  The money will go into a Family Account and all of your children will be able to use the money for hot lunches even at the High School.  Lunches are $2.55 at the Elementary and $2.70 at the Junior/High School level this year. A student can purchase a milk ala carte for 50 cents.

I would like to encourage everyone to fill out a Free & Reduced Lunch Application.  It really helps our National School Lunch Program because we may qualify for grants and other fun stuff to buy new equipment etc.. So please fill them out even if you don’t think you qualify. You may be surprised.

Peyton School District Free & Reduced Lunch Application. Families need to reapply every year. If you have any questions regarding free and reduced lunch benefits, please contact Kathy Davis at 719-749-2330

I would like to also encourage you to come in and enjoy a hot lunch with your child and visit our Cafe.  All you have to do is call Ms. Mary at the front office and let us know you will be joining your child for lunch.  Adult lunches are only $3.65 which includes our delicious hot lunch menu item, milk and Fresh Fruit & Veggie Bar. We look forward to seeing all of you.

As always if you have any question please feel free to call me at 749-0170 ext: 315 between 12:30 – 2:00 pm.  Or email me anytime at

I would love to get any comments or suggestions you may have. Thanks for allowing us to feed your children.  We look forward to preparing many yummy hot meals for all our students


Dawn Frates
Food Service Director
Peyton Elementary
719-749-0170 x315

Lunch Menu

We are moving to many “from scratch” items.  The * on the menu will let you know what is from scratch!  We also have a salad bar with fresh fruit and fresh vegetables every day for students to choose from.

Elementary School Lunch Prices and Payment Options

  • Adult $3.65
  • Student $2.65
  • Reduced .40
  • Ala carte milk .50
  • Guest student: $ 2.65
  • Guest Adult: $3.65

Lunch prices are determined by the Federal Government. 

Pay for Lunch Online through Infinite Campus (directions) or deliver the payment to the Office or Cafeteria staff.

Peyton School District Free & Reduced Lunch Application.  Families need to reapply every year.  If you have any questions regarding free and reduced lunch benefits, please contact Kathy Davis at 719-749-2330.

LiveWell CO Partnership

Peyton School District has partnered with LiveWell CO to help promote healthy eating and active living.

Nutritional Services Staff

Dawn Frates, Head Cook

My name is Dawn Frates and I’ve worked for Peyton School District since 2011.  I started as a substitute and now work as the Food Service Manager for Peyton Elementary. Prior to working at Peyton School District, I spent 20 years in the food industry. As the Food Service Manager my goal is to serve nutritious, delicious and freshly prepared meals in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. I really love working with the kids and ensuring that they are served healthy meals every day.  On a personal note, I’m married with three children and two are still at Peyton School District.  My hobbies include downhill skiing, Zumba and gardening.

Cora Compton, Assistant Cook
Mary Border, Assistant Cook