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Record Number: 4554
Displayed from: Nov 21, 2008 , until: Nov 30, 2008
Fort Wayne Community Schools students will celebrate Thanksgiving next week by hosting food drives, enjoying Thanksgiving feasts and gobbling like turkeys. Below is a list of activities going on in our schools next week. Tuesday, Nov. 25 Harrison Hill will have its 23rd Annual "Gobble Off," where students compete to be the best gobbler. Students wear paper turkey disguises and anonymously gobble to an audience of judges. Students in kindergarten through second grade compete at 10 a.m., and students in third through fifth grades compete at 10:30 a.m. The winner gets to take home a turkey. Bunche kindergarten students will make "Stone Soup" after reading various version of the story. At 11 a.m., the students, teachers, assistants and parent volunteers will make and eat a lunch that includes Stone Soup, rolls, cornbread and pies. Forest Park students will have a chance to share what they have learned about Thanksgiving with their parents and other special people in their lives at a Thanksgiving program at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 Memorial Park Middle School will have its Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Assembly at 9:30 a.m. with Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson as the guest speaker. After the assembly, the Memorial Park Ambassadors will deliver food for Thanksgiving dinner to 10 families in Eden Green Apartments. The dinner items include turkey, turkey pan, potatoes, rolls, milk, fruit, butter and a variety of canned foods. Indian Village students will enjoy a Thanksgiving feast from 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. This will be a dress up day for all, and a special dinner will be ordered with turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, dinner roll, cranberry Jell-O, pumpkin crunch and milk. Harrison Hill kindergartners will enjoy a Thanksgiving meal in the morning.
At Bunche, six kindergarten classes will help prepare a Thanksgiving feast and learn how a turkey is cooked and carved. There will be turkey as well as all the trimmings, including mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, rolls and dessert. Several parents will help the Bunche students with their meal. The students, who will be dressed as pilgrims and Native Americans, will share their meal with staff and family members. Lunchtime at Nebraska Elementary will be a family-style Thanksgiving feast for students and staff. The meal is catered by FWCS Catering Connection. Students will dress up, kindergarten students will perform a song, and placemat created by Nebraska students will decorate the tables. Dinner is from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bloomingdale students in kindergarten through third grade are planning a Thanksgiving feast. Covered tables will line the halls so classes can enjoy their meal together. At Saint Joseph Central Elementary, kindergarten students will have Thanksgiving dinner at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria. Croninger students will celebrate Thanksgiving with a feast at 2 p.m. to culminate what students have learned about the first Thanksgiving. Students will watch The Mouse on the Mayflower, which tells about the famous voyage from a mouse's perspective. Students will also make a Venn diagram to compare what the mouse says to what students have read in class. Dressed as pilgrims and Native Americans, the students will enjoy pumpkin cake, juice, popcorn, apples and carrots. Forest Park second-graders will make "Pilgrim Soup" for lunch. Students will bring green beans, corn, peas, potatoes, onions and carrots to make their soup, and the teachers will bring the meat. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will also be served. In addition, the classes will watch the movie "Mouse on the Mayflower" as a culmination of the Pilgrim unit this month. Forest Park pre-kindergarten families will be invited to Turkey Family Night from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Parents and families will make family games to take home, play turkey bowling and make turkey snacks.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.