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On Monday, November 25th the Middle School participated in its annual Turkey Bake for Compass House. Compass House is a local non-profit organization that provides safe shelter for runaway and homeless youth in the area. "It's the only organization of its kind in Erie County, and we are happy to partner with them again," said Middle School Dean of Students, Lisa Conrad. During the Turkey Bake, middle school students participated in the peeling, cutting, cooking, and mashing potatoes, as well as preparing stuffing, gravy, and packaging the meals. 14 turkey dinners with all the fixings were prepared this year!
Each class was asked to bring in specific items for the dinner, such as pies, potatoes, vegetables, breads, stuffing, and more. Parent volunteers assisted students in the Dining Hall with preparation, as well as prepared turkeys at home for the members of Compass House.
Thank you to all students, parents, faculty, and staff, for their support and participation in this annual middle school community service project and tradition.
With the bustling Holiday season upon us and our calendars quickly reaching capacity with festivities, Park paused to share in a family-style Thanksgiving meal and to recount the many things we have to be grateful for! We kicked things off with an Indigenous Land Acknowledgment that recognized and showed respect for Indeginious Peoples traditional stewardship of the land we now occupy and that they will forever have an enduring relationship with. While each table discussed what we are thankful for, our Seniors served a feast with all the trimmings! From PreK - Grade 12, members from our student body expressed gratitude for visiting Grandma, clean water, the arts, accepting communities and many other things. There was an abundance of food and displays of gratitude and for that, we are thankful!
Founded in 1912, The Park School of Buffalo has the distinction of being one of the oldest Progressive schools in the country. Park is an independent, co-educational school serving approximately 300 students enrolled in prekindergarten (3 and 4 year olds), lower school (kindergarten through grade 4), middle school (grades 5 through 8), and upper school (grades 9 through 12). Park is uniquely situated on 34 beautiful acres in Amherst, New York. The School’s campus – formerly a farm – includes a pond, marsh, gardens, and a greenhouse while being located just minutes from downtown Buffalo and easily accessible from many communities throughout Western New York. Park’s educational philosophy embraces active, student-centered learning, delivered by exceptional teachers who design and continuously update a robust curriculum. Faculty members approach each student as an individual within the context of a kind and respectful community. From the preschool years through college preparation, The Park School of Buffalo helps learners realize their own unique potentials and prepares them to be confident, successful, life-long learners.