Fundraising

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On January 2, I sent home a letter with the students of Mrs. Jennings to give to their parents (CHS French & Spanish Teacher). This letter shared that Mrs. Jennings will be on indefinite medical leave due to a sudden and acute medical condition. See my letter here 

A co-worker of Mrs. Jenning’s husband recently established a GoFundMe page to support the Jennings family during their time of need. I have been asked to share the link to this page which explains more about Mrs. Jennings condition and her family: 

https://www.gofundme.com/jennings-family-fund

Thank you for your consideration. The outpouring of support from students, staff and parents is a tribute to Mrs. Jennings and our school community. Thank you also to Mrs. Roche (CHS French teacher) who has spearheaded efforts at CHS to assist the Jennings family. 

Letters and cards to Mrs. Jennings can be directed to the main office of the school. We will have someone bringing them to her regularly.

Thank you-
Dr. Kresse

Pelion Garden Update/Volunteer Needs
If it seems like we are always fundraising, it’s because we are! Pelion needs to raise at least $10,000 a year to keep the garden growing and our garden programming (including weekly science lessons for all fifth and sixth graders in the spring and fall months) going. We are not supported by the Buffalo Public Schools; instead, all of our funding comes from corporate and private donations, grants and sponsorships, including the support of the City Honors/Fosdick-Masten Park Foundation. If anyone has fundraising ideas to share with us we would love to hear them. Donations can be made easily online here.

New Pelion Garden Parent Committee Forming: We invite all parents interested in joining a committee to help plan garden activities, events and fundraising efforts to attend our first Pelion Parent Committee meeting on Monday, January 7, at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held at the home of current lead parent volunteer Molly Hutton, 81 Highland Ave., Buffalo 14222. We are excited about putting together a committed group of parents who believe in outdoor education, organic food growing, and environmental stewardship. Please join us on January 7!

Pelion Garden at the CHS Winter Bazaar: We will be selling handmade holiday ornaments crafted from natural materials at this year’s Winter Bazaar on Dec. 14. All items will be priced from $2-$5 each. Our ornaments have been popular sellers at the past two bazaars! Be sure to get yours this year! We will also have garden-grown seeds on sale.

Crafters Needed for Final Pelion Crafternoon Session! We have one more “crafternoon” scheduled to finish up the ornaments that we will sell at the Winter Bazaar. Kids and adults are invited to help! The last “crafternoon” will be held onWednesday, Dec. 12, from 2:45-5:00 PM at the home of garden manager Caesandra Seawell, 279 Northampton St. just a few blocks from CHS.

Snowflake Sing-a-long, Wednesday, December 19, 4-6:30 PM: Join us as we celebrate winter and the survival of our tiny evergreen tree that was planted in Pelion this past Earth Day.  We will sing carols, drink cocoa, and adorn our tiny tree with solar-powered lights and decorations. Please dress for the weather; this event is snow or shine! Let us know you’re coming through our Facebook event page.

Box Tops for Education Homeroom Contest!: Don’t forget to clip, save and send in Box Tops. All homerooms are competing for a spring garden party that will be awarded to the class who collects the most Box Tops. Please remember to write the teacher/homeroom # on your submissions. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2019 but you can submit multiple times until then. Thanks in advance for clipping and saving! Each Box Top is worth 10 cents and the dimes really add up!

Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@pelionchs).

A PTSCO-sponsored middle school dance will be held on December 13 from 6-8 p.m. at the American Legion, 533 Amherst Street,14207. Cost per person is $10.

It is that time of the year when many employers are launching their United Way and SEFA payroll deduction enrollments. Don’t miss this opportunity to help our students!

If your employer participates in the United Way or SEFA (State Employees Federated Appeal) payroll contribution system you can help our school in a big way by giving directly to the City Honors/Fosdick-Masten Park Foundation’s Annual Fund Drive.

Simply write the name of the Foundation on the annual enrollment form provided by your employer and the Foundation’s agency code (5326 for United Way, 57-00391 for SEFA). If you have not received a form, consult with your organizations’ payroll department for assistance. Families and alumni can contribute through any United Way Campaign in the United States! Payroll deductions are a smart way to give.

37% of our students at CHS come from below the poverty line. Your gifts help the CH/FMP Foundation as it works to see that no student’s learning experience on The Hilltop is compromised by a lack of funds.

Here are just a few of the things you support at CHS by giving to the Foundation:

-Athletic team gear and equipment

-Extracurriculars such as: Speech & Debate, Chess, Masterminds, African Dance & Drum, Key Club, AP Chemistry Club

-Equipment and materials for science, math, and visual arts courses

-CHS Writing Center

-STARS Program for students with autism

-Fosdick Field Restoration Project

-Reforesting our campus and landscape enhancements

-8th Grade Class Adventure to Pathfinder Island in Algonguin

-The International Baccalaureate Program

-Pelion Community Garden

-CHS Science Research Program

-Babel Literature Series at CHS

-and much, much more!

Thank you for your support of our students, teachers and school!

The Pelion Community Garden at City Honors School would like to welcome everyone back for another fun, exciting, and educational year in the garden! Fifth and sixth grade classes have already begun their weekly garden science lessons and we look forward to engaging students of all ages and grade levels this season with our ever-expanding garden curriculum.

We wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the many easy ways you can help City Honors School and the Pelion Community Garden. The garden relies on grants, donations, and fundraising efforts like these to help keep us growing. If you have other fundraising ideas we might want to consider, please contact the Pelion lead parent volunteer, Molly Hutton, at mhutton6ik@mac.com. The following are all no-cost ways to help support garden programming:

Box Tops for Education: Please clip and send in your Box Tops to the main office or your child’s homeroom teacher! Each clipped Box Top is worth ten cents, and the dimes really add up if everyone participates! Click here to see a list of products, including natural and organic items, on which Box Tops for Education can be found here. You can also set up an online account at this link where you can enter monthly sweepstakes to help us earn extra Box Tops credit!

** We are looking for a new Box Tops for Education coordinator for City Honors School! Our current coordinator has been doing the job for the past several years and needs to pass on this task to another parent. It’s a fun and easy way to help us out! Please let us know below if you are interested!

TOPS in Education: Please register your TOPS BonusPlus card here and choose City Honors School at Fosdick-Masten Park as your chosen school to help us earn 5% back on many TOPS brand purchases. ** Remember** you must re-register your card every new school year!

Dash’s Market Tape Saver Program: Do you shop at Dash’s? Save your register receipts and send them in to the main office! The school earns $2.50 for every $100 in receipts that we submit.

‘Imagine It’ Small Electronics Recycling: Please bring us your out-of-date or obsolete cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, tablets, GPS devices, e-book readers, toner cartridges, etc. There is a drop off box located in the hallway outside the main office. For a list of accepted items click here. If you would like to host a satellite collection bin at your business or office location please let us know!

‘Bucks 4 Bottles’ Recycling: The Pelion Community Garden at City Honors has an ongoing account at the Bucks 4 Bottles location at Elmwood and Hertel Aves. Please bring in your aluminum cans, glass bottles, and plastic bottles and tell the sorter to add the funds to the garden account!

Pelion Wish List: We keep an ongoing list of items that we would love to have donated. Click here for our list.

The best way to keep up with Pelion Garden events and news is to follow us on Facebook!

 

This year’s winter bazaar will take place during lunch periods on Friday, December 15 from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

This bazaar is an opportunity for clubs, sports teams, organizations and individual classes to have a platform for fundraising opportunities.

It also provides a venue for the students to do some holiday shopping.

 

The Wreath Sale is an opportunity for students to raise money to defray the expense of their own individual participation in the Class Trip to Camp Pathfinder.

For each $27 wreath sold, a student earns a $10 reduction in cost for the trip.

Order forms and customer money must be returned to school no later than November 22, 2017.

Checks should be made payable to “City Honors Class of 2022.”

Wreaths will be available for pickup from school the first week of December. We will contact you with the exact time and date when determined.

Wreath Description:
• Handmade locally by Zittel’s Farm
• Fragrant Douglas Fir Holiday Wreath
• Approximately 18” diameter, real pine boughs
• Decorated with pine cones, berries and a bow
• $27 each, to be collected at time of order.

Scroll to page 12-13 of the Grade 8 Pathfinder Packet located here: https://cityhonors.org/files/resources/camp_pathfinder_packet_-_complete.pdf

The following donation drive is being conducted by Cecilia Wagner, 9th grade.

I am collecting art supplies for a “Crayons for Kids” donation drive:

  • markers
  • crayons
  • coloring books
  • colored pencils
  • drawing pads

All items will be donated to:

  • The Salvation Army
  • Cornerstone Manor
  • John R. Oshei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

Help make a child’s day so much more colorful!!!

Donation box located outside the main locker area.

Collecting until November 30

Thank you from Cecilia Wagner, 9th grade class!

The City Honors/Fosdick-Masten Park Foundation was formed in 1996 by a dedicated group of parents, alumni and educational leaders aiming to help bridge a widening gap between the increasing cost of a high quality learning environment and the uncertain funds available from State and district sources. The Foundation also serves as a unifying organization for members of both the CHS and FMP communities who share a common love for our school and school building. Charitable giving from alumni is administered by the Foundation through a partnership with the alumni associations.
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  • Events at a Glance

    Apr 19-26: No School – Spring Recess
    May 1-3: NYS Math Testing (Gr 3-8)
    May 3: Party in the Hall, 6:30-8:30p
    May 8: Early Release Day
    May 9: No School – Superintendent Conf Day
    May 27: No School – Memorial Day
    Jun 6: PTSCO Mtg, 5:30p, LGI Room
    Jun 20: Strawberry Social @ Pelion, 3:30-6:30p
    June 26: Last Day of Classes

     

    Looking for sports-related event dates? Click on the link to the master calendar: Open CHS Master Calendar

    Click here to view or download the 2018-2019 BPS District Calendar.

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