Food Drives, Special Meals Highlight Thanksgiving Events

Record Number: 12303
Displayed from: Nov 20, 2014 , until: Nov 30, 2014

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, many schools in Fort Wayne Community Schools are helping those in need, preparing special meals and learning about the history and meaning of the holiday. Events taking place over the next week in our schools include:

Thursday, Nov. 20

  • Nebraska Elementary, 1525 Boone St., will host a “Give Thanks to Math” Family Math Night at 6 p.m. Families are invited to the school for fun games, prizes and refreshments. The games learned will teach parents math strategies they can use at home to help their children.

Friday, Nov. 21

  • Kindergarten students at Bunche Montessori Early Childhood Center, 1111 Greene St., will celebrate Thanksgiving with a Stone Soup meal from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Classes will read and compare several versions of the book Stone Soup. The theme of the story is that when enough persons share resources, no matter how small each contribution, the result will benefit all. Each child will be responsible for bringing in one ingredient to make a soup for their class. Each class will then share their soup with two other classes.

Monday, Nov. 24

  • Memorial Park Middle School, 2200 Maumee Ave., will wrap up its annual food drive with a goal of collecting 3,500 pounds of food. Food items collected will be donated to the Community Harvest Food Bank. Classes are competing to win a pizza party, donut party and other prizes.

Tuesday, Nov. 25

  • At Brentwood Elementary, 3710 Stafford Drive, students of all grade levels will eat together “family style.” The feast begins at 11:40 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 26

  • At Wayne High School, 9100 Winchester Road, administrators are writing thank-you notes to each teacher and secretary. Staff will also be treated to Starbucks coffee, tea and other beverages in the morning to say thank you.
  • Weisser Park Elementary, 902 Colerick St., will have a Thanksgiving Feast for first-graders at 11:30 a.m.
  • Memorial Park will celebrate the success of its food drive with at its Annual Food Drive Celebration at 1:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Marshall White, Founder and Choir Director of Voices of Unity Choir.
  • English Language Learner classes at Northwood Middle School, 1201 E. Washington Center Road, will celebrate Thanksgiving around the world. They will discuss traditions and cultures and show appreciation to everyone in the class. A student is allowed to bring in food for the class that represents their culture. They are also allowed to dress in their traditional attire for the day. Classes will celebrate at 9:45-10:45 a.m. and 11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

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.