thanksgivingA good time was had by all at the annual PAS Thanksgiving Luncheon Wednesday, November 25, 2015.  PAS’s full complement of many hungry students were on hand for a sumptuous buffet served by PAS staff with the help of many hard-working, hospitable parents who really got into the spirit of this quintessential American holiday.  Besides pounds of steaming cutlets of turkey smothered in gravy and topped with tangy cranberry sauce, there were dozens and dozens of pizzas on hand, and trays and trays of noodles, sticky rice, pork, sushi wraps, curried dumplings, shrimp, crab, scallops, and thick slices of warm bread redolent of raisins and walnuts.  After the main course, students, teachers, staff and parents alike piled their holiday plates high with petit fours of all colors, shapes, sizes and flavors, as well as generous slices of cheesecake, a panoply of cookies, and fresh oranges and other fruits.  “Yummy!” was the word of the day!

thanksgiving1A good time was had by all at the annual PAS Thanksgiving Luncheon Wednesday, November 25, 2015.  PAS’s full complement of many hungry students were on hand for a sumptuous buffet served by PAS staff with the help of many hard-working, hospitable parents who really got into the spirit of this quintessential American holiday.  Besides pounds of steaming cutlets of turkey smothered in gravy and topped with tangy cranberry sauce, there were dozens and dozens of pizzas on hand, and trays and trays of noodles, sticky rice, pork, sushi wraps, curried dumplings, shrimp, crab, scallops, and thick slices of warm bread redolent of raisins and walnuts.  After the main course, students, teachers, staff and parents alike piled their holiday plates high with petit fours of all colors, shapes, sizes and flavors, as well as generous slices of cheesecake, a panoply of cookies, and fresh oranges and other fruits.  “Yummy!” was the word of the day!

thanksgiving2After the delectable Thanksgiving repast, students and faculty adjourned to the sixth floor for the traditional PAS rooftop dodgeball tournament.  They were greeted by partly cloudy skies and warm temperatures, and many were eager to show off their dodgeball skills and burn off those extra Thanksgiving calories.  Many middle- and high-school boys and girls did their best to twist, turn, duck, crouch, shimmy, sidle, swivel, pivot, somersault, and otherwise dodge spheres that seemed to sometimes be thrown at up to 90 miles an hour (as they are in professional baseball in America).  Bravo to all those who participated—including some teachers—and everyone at PAS looks forward to another spirited competition next year!