Itasca Parent Teacher Organization
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Itasca, IL School District 10
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Hot Lunch

Welcome to Marla's Lunch 

The IPTO is excited to bring back our hot lunch program. The district is partnering with the service called Marla's Lunch. On Tuesdays and Fridays each week, hot lunch will be offered at all Itasca Schools. Food will be from a variety of restaurants such as Buona, Corner Bakery, Culver's, Sarpinos, Panera, Tree Guys, Potbelly, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Sweet Baby Rays, Panda Express and more to come! Hot lunch begins the week of September 5th. Please read below for more information.

Volunteer Sign-Up

Because hot lunch is IPTO sponsored we require all volunteers to be paid IPTO members. Please login to your account at the top right of the page to pay your dues. The SignUp Genius to volunteer is posted here.  If you are signed up to volunteer and can no longer attend at your time please contact: Denise Hearn

Sick or Absent on Hot Lunch Day

If your child(ren) are absent from school on a designated hot lunch day, please call the front desk of the school by 11:00 a.m. to notify the volunteers you will be picking the lunch up.  Per food sanitation concerns, lunches cannot be held until the end of the day.

How to register 


1. GO to: (bookmark that page)

2. Click on Create an Account and use the School Password: ISD357 (case sensitive)

3. After Registration, Sign In with your username & password

4. To begin ordering, scroll to January & click on calendar date – First Lunch Date is: Tuesday, September           6th.

Ordering Info 

Orders must be placed by the weekly lockout date.
Your weekly lockout is every Monday at 12 pm noon for the following week. You can order for the entire session, month to month or week to week, but orders/edits/changes must be completed before the designated weekly lockout.

We apologize, but we are unable to accept any late orders or changes to your account after that time.

We encourage you to order lunches a month at a time. It's just simpler and easier that way. You can modify the orders anytime before the weekly lockout.

After the ordering period has closed, late orders are NOT accepted. For any questions regarding this policy, please contact Marlas Lunch: or call 224-269-0068.

Credits are not applied due to illness, as we have already purchased the meal for you. Please call the school, and ask to have your lunch brought to the front office, for your pick up.

Students who forget their lunch will be not be provided a lunch because of allergies concerns.

Need to change or cancel your order? 

Changes can be made during the ordering period before the weekly lockout. Credits for canceled lunches, will be applied to your next order. Once the ordering period has closed, your order is FINAL. No refunds only future lunch credits. 

Payment Info 

The program accepts payment by Debit Card or Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and E Checks

Echeck returns for NSF the cardholder will be charged a $45.00 NSF Fee. Be sure to proceed to checkout and process your payment. Orders that are left in the shopping cart will NOT be processed and your student(s) will not be included in the lunch service.

Card Payments: After entering your card information, do not close your browser prior to receiving the confirmation display or your order may be interrupted and not fully processed. If a confirmation page is not displayed, do not attempt to enter payment again, as this may result in duplicate charges.

We accept Visa, M/C, Discover cards. A 3% Processing fee is charged for credit cards, and $1 per transaction for E check ACH payment.

A minimum $15.00 order is required for new or changed orders. Otherwise $1.00 handling fee is charged. So Try to order at least 3- 4 lunches at a time.

Contact Marla's Lunch 

For all Food questions and concerns, including menu offerings, please contact:

For all Policy questions, including ordering schedules & deadlines, missed & late orders, and credits, please contact: or call Marlas Lunch at 224-269-0068.

Was there a mistake? If you believe there was a mistake of any kind, please let us know. We will look into it, see what may have happened, and take the appropriate action. Please contact:

TECHNICAL SUPPORT (help navigating the site): email or call 800.381.6511

These steps outlined below need to be met before coming into D10 Schools:


  • Provide a CDC Covid Vaccination Record Card for review at the School Main Office for a visual review by a school administrator. You may upload your vaccination card by clicking here.

  • Or provide the results of a negative PCR screen test by Friday of the week prior to volunteering.  Volunteers are not required to be vaccinated but must show proof of a recent PCR screening with a negative result by uploading here

  • All volunteers and chaperones must adhere to D10 policy and wear a face covering at all times.

  • Additionally, all parent volunteers will continue to go through the Raptor Security screening.  This is a routine safety measure that has been used for the last few years that identifies criminal behavior that would make a parent ineligible to serve as a volunteer.  This has nothing to do with Covid vaccination or screen test status.  

  • IPTO volunteers may utilize Screen Testing at the schools if they are registered at Northshore this link and email Penny Palermo to schedule a screen test time by the Tuesday preceding the Friday testing date.

  • Volunteers must be members of the IPTO.

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