Food Services

Welcome to the Food Services Department


Important Year End Notice 

MySchoolBucks inactive payment period will start on June 19, 2018. 
This will be the last day meal payments are accepted for the current school year. 
You can still have your child bring in money each day to pay cashier or prepayment in mornings. 
August 29, 2018 will be the first day meal payments are accepted for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. 
This date could change depending on IT updates. 
The Dracut Public Schools School Lunch Program wishes everyone a safe and wonderful summer. 
See you in September 2018. 


MySchoolBucks Important Information
Effective December 11, 2017

The MySchoolBucks program convenience fee will increase from
$1.95 to $2.49 per payment.
This fee increase, from MySchoolBucks, 
is the result of an increase in card scheme fees
and will be effective as of December 11, 2017.
MySchoolBucks will notify all MySchoolBucks account holders of this change via email on Monday, November 27, 2017.
Please contact the call center team at MySchoolBucks for any questions or support
at (855) 832-5226 or email at

MySchoolBucks Information 

Dracut Public Schools is excited to introduce our point of sale (POS) system called Nutrikids.
NutriKids is the leading provider of food service management products and support for the K-12 market.


MySchoolBucks is a program that is a secure online student account system that ties in with the Nutrikids system.
MySchoolBucks is a great, secure online student account system that parents and students can benefit from.


To learn more about both our Nutrikids and mySchoolBucks tools, please see our FAQ sheet by clicking the link below. 


Nutrikids and mySchoolBucks FAQ

mySchoolBucks website



Substitute Cafeteria Workers Needed

Substitute Cafeteria Workers Needed

Part-time Days ~ Perfect Mother's Hours

Availability on an as-needed basis

For more information please contact
Darlene Sideman at 978-957-9714

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Patricia Puntumapanitch Dracut Public Schools, Food Service Director (978)-957-9714
Darlene Sideman Dracut Public Schools, Food Services Coordinator (978)-957-9714
Dorothea Patenaude Dracut Senior High School, Cook Manager (978) 957-1500, ext. 1649
Ann Marie Dalton Richardson Middle School, Cook Manager (978) 957-3330, ext. 171
Michelle Rutina Brookside Elementary School, Cook Manager (978) 957-0716
Yvonne Ouellette Campbell Elementary School, Cook Manager (978) 459-6186
Aline Noel Englesby Elementary School, Cook Manager (978) 957-9745, ext. 2109
Ann Marie Valdina Greenmont Avenue School, Cook Manager (978)-453-1797