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:

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.

Fellow Centaur Alums:  Take a moment to think back to your times at City Honors. What was it that made it so magical? Was it a teacher who gave you opportunities to learn in creative ways or challenged you beyond what you thought you could do? Was it that our classmates and teachers all looked out for one another as equals no matter what our family finances looked like? Was it meeting new and interesting personalities from all over the city that shaped our ability to connect with anyone?

As CHS alumni serving on the board of the City Honors/Fosdick-Masten Park Foundation, we are devoted to keeping all these things alive and building on them. Funds secured by the Foundation through the generosity of our school community, both past and present, eliminate financial barriers and give our students the opportunity to focus on the joy of learning and growing. Whether it is purchasing supplemental novels for students who cannot afford them, providing specialized academic support or ensuring that every member of an athletic team has the equipment they need- gifts to the Foundation have an immediate and lasting effect on our students.

As 2016 comes to a close, we are writing to encourage all CHS Alumni to make a tax-deductible donation to the Foundation’s annual fund drive. No gift is too small (or too large). You can follow this link to make a quick and easy donation on-line or to print out a donation form:

If you would like to learn more about the Foundation and what we have done to support the students of City Honors in 2015-16, view our Annual Report:

Thank you in advance for your tax deductible donation. If you have already contributed to the Annual Fund Campaign, thank you for supporting the next generation of Centaurs! You have our promise that each and every student at City Honors will benefit from your generosity.

Happy Holidays,
Cassie Cammarata ‘04
James Eagan ‘90
Richard Ferguson ‘77
Sara Hanavan ‘88
Michael Kreuzer ‘92
Heather Cherie Moore, Ph.D. ‘04
Tess Morrissey ‘06
West Richter, Jr. ‘08
Peter Sauer ‘91

PS- Don’t forget that the 7th Annual Alumni Reunion Weekend is the weekend of July 21. This is the “Largest Gathering of Centaurs on Earth” and keeps growing. We hope to see you there! Check out more information here:


It’s official! The CH/FMP Foundation has taken title to Fosdick Field. The only remaining barrier to restoring this historic asset to our city is funding. Check out all the details in this article.

The City Honors/Fosdick-Masten Park Foundation has officially taken title to “Fosdick Field” from the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority. The Foundation agreed to an appraised value purchase of just over two million dollars and a three year mortgage. School principal, Dr. Kresse commented, “We are not there yet, but this is an incredible step forward that some said would never happen. Buffalo is thinking in different ways these days and it is exciting.” The Foundation has launched a capital campaign to secure the funds needed to satisfy the terms of the mortgage.
Achieving a restored Fosdick Field will be a substantial financial undertaking but the alternative is to have the land taken away forever. In the near future, The Foundation will be sending out additional details about the campaign and asking anyone with a connection to City Honors School, Fosdick-Masten Park High School or our resurgent city to make a significant lifetime gift to the campaign. In the meantime, more information and a giving portal are available at If you know of an individual or organization that would like to add to early momentum by making a major gift to this important project, please contact David Cohen at 716.855.8090 or

PTSCO, in collaboration with members of the Senior Class, will be hosting the 2016 Winter Bazaar during lunch periods on Wednesday, December 14.  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. This year we are trying a new approach by running the bazaar during the school day. In this way all of our students will have an opportunity to purchase baked goods, unique CHS gifts, apparel and more during their lunch period.  If you are a member of a club, organization, or sports team and would like a table for this event, please let me know by Thursday, December 1st. If you have any questions regarding this event or would like to volunteer, please contact me at

We are looking for a few parent volunteers to help supervise during the bazaar!

Donna Graham
7th Grade PTSCO Representative

The CH/FMP Annual Fund is a once-a-year drive that benefits EVERY child at our school and reduces the need for families to participate in ongoing fundraisers throughout the year. Every CHS family is asked to consider a gift to the best of their ability. All donations make a difference for our students!

Hardcopies of the annual fund mailing will be sent home soon. However, if you would like to get a jump on things by making your gift online now, you can do so at this link:

Read more about the importance of the Annual Fund and learn a few new things about CHS at this link:

See how the Foundation puts gifts to work and read some exciting news about our campus at the Foundation’s 2015-16 Annual Report:

The CH/FMP Foundation is surveying our school community to align the administration of Foundation funds as closely as possible with needs. Parents are encouraged to participate. This is a brief survey that should take about 2-4 minutes to complete.

Student voice is important as well. Students will be offered the opportunity to participate in the survey during homeroom next week in school. Your child may complete the survey at home if you prefer, but please be sure they do not complete it a second time during homeroom. Participation is encouraged but not required of students.
Here is the link to the survey:

Questions about the survey can be directed to CHS parent and Foundation board member, Kate Ferguson, at

Thank you for your help!

Dr. Kresse

It’s time to order your poinsettias!

Click here to download the order form.

The cost is $3.50 per plant (three different varieties).

Orders and payment are to be turned in to Chiron’s Corner by Thursday, November 10.  Cash or check made payable to City Honors School.

Plant pick up dates are:

  • Thursday, December 1, 3-7 p.m. (on parent conference night)
  • Friday, December 2, 2:20-3 p.m.


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