We had a great feast at TPS! As per TPS tradition, we served lasagna as the main course – it was assembled by our middle schoolers and baked by parents and faculty. There were brownies (thank you grades 3-5), cornbread (thank you, Primary Unit), and salad (thank you, kindergarten).
This year was reminiscent of the years right before the construction of our full-sized gymnasium. Back then, we outgrew the Multipurpose Room and served lunch there and in the old gym (it was about a quarter of the size of our current gym), which was adjacent to the Multipurpose Room.
To accommodate all 453 students, 100+ faculty and staff, and some special guests - who included founders Lynne Berman and Caroline Simon and never-aging Bill Bond (he has driven our bus to our country classroom for more than 30 years!) – this year we celebrated Thanksgiving in both the gymnasium and the Multipurpose Room. The 80 students and teachers who feasted in the Multipurpose Room enjoyed the intimate setting, and parallel programs took place upstairs and down.
We gobbled up most of the lasagna, but – as is tradition – we made sure to set aside several for the WinterShelter at 22nd & Spruce Street. Thank you, TPSA community service liaison Caren Cohen, for organizing delivery to the shelter.
Photos in the gym taken by Marco Velis.