Need To Know

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!

Parents driving their child to school are reminded that first period now starts at 8:08. Students learn more and see more success when they are here on-time each day! Parents should target 7:55 as arrival time for their child so they have plenty of time to get settled and to class on-time.

Our yellow and metro bus configuration at dismissal has been modified this year to increase student safety. Parents are asked to exercise patience and expect delays if navigating an automobile on Fosdick Street at dismissal. Reuniting our full original campus as a part of the Fosdick Field Restoration Project promises to help separate different forms of traffic and will increase curb space for vehicle loading/unloading. In the meantime, we ask again that all parents anticipate traffic will move slowly and standing room will be limited on Fosdick Street at dismissal.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 marked the debut of a new traffic pattern on Fosdick Street. It is now one way starting at North Street and heading north to Best Street.

There are additional traffic patterns that have been modified with relation to the start and end of the school day at City Honors School. Specifically:
At the end of the school day, all yellow busses will now be lined up along Masten Avenue and along North Street so that we can load and dismiss all middle school students and students with special needs at once. As our school has grown over the past few years, we have increasingly needed to have yellow busses in a “wait line” on the other side of Best Street. This arrangement delayed the return home of many students and created the need for movement of busses while students waited. The new yellow bus arrangement should correct this situation.
End-of-day metro bus specials will be moved to Fosdick Street to allow yellow busses to access our North Street curb.
Please note that all parent drop-off in the mornings must be on Fosdick Street. Masten Avenue is a yellow bus drop-off lane and entry to the service parking lot. Please do not attempt to use Masten as a drop-off as this creates an unsafe situation for our students. The Masten Avenue atrium entrance is for the use of students coming off of Metro busses at Masten and Best.

Please use patience and caution at all times when driving near the school campus.

-We will continue to monitor and adjust our traffic patterns to maximize student safety. In years to come, we expect the future annexation of Fosdick Field and restoring our full original campus will provide us with the additional curb space needed to further improve traffic flow and safety.

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: https://cityhonors.org/page/support-chs/

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:https://cityhonors.org/uploads/CHFMP_Board_Docs/Annual_Report_2016-MP_proof_final.pdf

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: https://cityhonors.org/page/alumni-reunion-weekend/

 

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.

RESTOREOURFIELD.ORG
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 RestoreOurField.org. 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 dcohen@apxenergy.com.

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 donnamariegraham@mac.com

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: https://cityhonors.org/page/support-chs/

Read more about the importance of the Annual Fund and learn a few new things about CHS at this link:
https://cityhonors.org/uploads/CHFMP_Board_Docs/Annual_Letter_2016-MP_proof_final.pdf

See how the Foundation puts gifts to work and read some exciting news about our campus at the Foundation’s 2015-16 Annual Report:
https://cityhonors.org/uploads/CHFMP_Board_Docs/Annual_Report_2016-MP_proof_final.pdf

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  • Events at a Glance

    Dec 11: “Anything Goes” Auditions
    Dec 15: Winter Bazaar, 10:30a-1:30p
    Dec 25-29: Winter Recess (No School)
    Jan 1: New Years Day (No School)
    Jan 12: Keeping the Dream Alive Assembly
    Jan 15: MLK Day (No School)
    Jan 17: Winter Vocal Concert, 6:30p
    Jan 18: Winter Instrumental Concert, 6:30p
    Jan 22-25: HS Regents Exams
    Jan 27: CHS Performance @ Kleinhans
    Jan 28: Class of 2018 Pancake Breakfast
    Feb 9: 2nd Camp Pathfinder Deposit Due
    Feb 19: President’s Day (No School)
    Feb 20: BoxTops Clip Party @ 279 Northampton, 6-8p
    Feb 20-23: Mid-Winter Recess (No School)
    Mar 15-18: CHS Spring Musical: “Anything Goes!”
    Apr 20: Talent Show
    Apr 25: Spring Vocal Concert, 6:30p
    Apr 26: Spring Instrumental Concert, 6:30p
    May 8-9: Cleveland Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Trip
    May 11: Senior Service Learning Initiative (SLI) Begins
    May 22: Senior Dinner @ Riverworks
    Jun 3: CHS Performance @ Kleinhans
    Jun 11: Senior Service Learning Initiative (SLI) Ends
    May 31-Jun 3: Gr 8 Camp Pathfinder Trip
    Jun 20: Gr 8 Moving Up Day, 9a
    Jun 21: Senior Graduation @ Kleinhans

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