If sending treats or snacks to school with your students, please contact the classroom teacher for approval. We have students with varying degrees of food allergies, some are life threatening, so we need to pre-approve PEANUT FREE snacks or treats only. For students who bring lunch from home, please avoid bringing any peanut butter or items containing peanuts. Thank you for your cooperation!


We use Lancer Dining Services to start the day off on a full stomach with our breakfast service. They provide delicious fresh fruits, whole grain cereals, bagels and a variety of muffins, hard-boiled eggs, cheese sticks and milk.


Our chefs at Lancer Dining Services understand the importance of flavorful, kid-friendly meals packed with good taste and sound nutrition. They create menus featuring simple ingredients: whole-grain sandwiches with lean meats and cheeses; green leafy salads; fresh fruits and vegetables with dips; nourishing soups and other hot entrees that never include breaded chicken products, highly processed or fast foods.


We provide fresh fruits, vegetables, pretzels/crackers or cheese sticks and juice or water.


We offer milk in a variety of fat contents to suit students' tastes, as well as lactose-free/Soy milk.


Adult Breakfast $2.00 Adult Lunch $3.00

Although Bdote does not charge families for student meals, we ask that families complete the application for free or reduced-price student meals and turn them in to the office. We will notify you if your family meets the income qualifications. This process is completely confidential.

Volunteers for food service

At Bdote’s breakfast and lunch service, there can never be too many cooks in the kitchen! It takes two to three people to serve lunch and clean up every day. Come join us! The benefits of this are many: meal prices stay low, servers get better acquainted with students as they come through the line and around the tables, and parents get to mix and mingle with each other as they work together feeding the school.

We ask for volunteers to consider taking a shift each month, Breakfast is 9:00am - 10:30am and Lunch is from  

12:10 -1:20 pm. Sign up by contacting our office 612.729.9266.

Civil Rights Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

             Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

             1400 Independence Avenue, SW

              Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

A Minnesota Public Charter School

An elementary K-6, year-round Dakota and Ojibwe language immersion school

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