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PTA pizza/hot dog program- does your school do this?

JalamaMama | Jun 8, 2009 06:13 PM

rHi Everyone- I run our weekly pizza program and bi-weekly hot dog program. I make spinach salads, cut fruit, make smoothies for the pizza program, and then do fruit for the hot dog day as well.

My question is...hot dog day has run smoothly - cash only. Pizza day is having problems- we sell pizza cards at $22.00 and also take cash. We allow IOUS- if only because you don't want to say no to a kid...but it is out of control.

We have the teachers take orders on Monday- or Tuesday and we order Tuesday afternoon for Wednesday service- usually order between 28 to 34 pies a week.

Anyone have a good idea on how to curtail IOUs, or how to get a kid to pay up? We have considered when taking the class orders- to mark a sheet with each kids name (too time consuming), to hand out laminated cards with slices ordered to show they paid (we think they'll lose them from T to Wed), or last but not least- have me go class to class each week to do the order- and again use a tally sheet for each class...sometimes we have up to 4 pizzas left over....we have run out twice this past year, and we want to try and eliminate that problem too.

Any advice would be appreciated- or please just share your schools method! Suggestions welcomed!

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