Cafe/Lunch Program

Sam Houston Elementary participates in the National School Lunch Program.  Students are allowed as much choice as possible within the guidelines of the NSLP.  There are many benefits to good nutrition and nutrition education.  Please encourage your student to participate in the school lunch program.


Student Breakfast - $1.25

Student Lunch - $2.65

Visitors - $4.00

a la carte choices - prices vary by item

Applications for free and reduced price lunches will be sent home early in the school year.  If you want to apply for free/reduced price lunch, you must complete and sign the application, then return in to the school as soon as possible.  A notification letter of approval or denial will be sent home.  You may apply at anytime during the year if your income status changes.  Additional applications are available in the school office.  You may also apply online by clicking here.

Online Payments

PayPAMS is the Parent Account Management System selected by the Maryville City Schools to provide an automated payment solution for parents and guardians to make lunch payments online.  It is also a convenient way to check account balances and monitor cafeteria purchases.

To register as a PayPAMS customer, click here.  Select TN for the state and Maryville City School district.  Review the welcome page, which includes payment terms at the top, and click continue.  You can now start to add your children, one at a time.  You will need each student's full name and date of birth.  Once finished, you can now begin making payments.  Your account is refreshed online with the new account balance after the funds are received and processed.  You will receive an email indicating the transaction is complete.



Donna Johnson

Titles: Cafe Manager

Lunch Schedule

Kindergarten: 10:30-11:25

1st Grade: 11:05-12

2nd Grade: 12:15-1

3rd Grade: 12:35-1:15