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​​​​​ Intermediate School 78

The School of Architectural Design & Innovative Technology

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Culinary Arts SEM Gives Back:

Ronald McDonald House


On Friday, January 8th, members of the I.S. 78 Culinary Arts SEM (Schoolwide Enrichment Model) took a trip to the Ronald McDonald House on Long Island.  The students chose to support the Ronald McDonald House as the charity for their SEM. After arriving at the Ronald McDonald House, the students received a tour of the facility and were given background information about the house by a volunteer, Mr. Tom.

After hearing the story of how the Ronald McDonald House had evolved, the students were very inspired, and immediately rolled up their sleeves and began to bake cookies for the residents of the house.  Led by their teacher, Ms. Katz, and assisted by staff members, Ms. Koon and Ms. D’Aleo, the students baked over 200 cookies.

On their ride home, the students reflected on their experience, and the general feeling was that giving back is “A great and rewarding feeling.” The students also asked if they could go to the Ronald McDonald House again in the Spring, which we will certainly arrange.  It was a day we will all remember.


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​· Grade 8 picture re-takes and candid photos will be taken on Wednesday, February 1st 

· The District 22 CEC meeting will be held on Thursday, February 2nd at 6:30 pm at I.S. 278

· There will be no school for students from Monday, February 20th - Friday, February 24th for the mid-winter recess.  School will resume on Monday, February 27th

· The PTA Meeting/Parent Potluck Dinner/Respect for All Parent Workshop will be held on Tuesday, February 28th at 6:30 pm


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