Some 24 Beecher Road School students enrolled in the Summer Enrichment “Restaurant Week” served up a fairy tale dinner for school administrators at Amity High School recently. Amity Supt. Dr. Charles Dumais and Woodbridge Supt. Dr. Guy Stella, along with administrators and teachers from both schools were the special guests. The menu, designed and prepared from scratch by the students, took them from Italy to Hawaii to Japan and back. In addition, students had designed decorations, place settings and invitations.
In the kitchen — during the school year a teachers’ lounge — students were busy reading directions, measuring ingredients and plating what was ready to be wheeled to the front of the house, set up in the hallway. The theme was “Once Upon a Meal,” and hot dishes were passed through a card-board gingerbread house.
“We are thankful to Amity for making us feel welcome here,” Dr. Stella said. The Beecher summer activities had to be moved to other schools in town while the elementary school is undergoing renovations. Summer Enrichment and Extended Day activities are taking place at the high school. Ezra Academy also hosted Beecher students in its classrooms for summer learning.
Dr. Dumais in turn thanked the students for the excellent meal. Even if Summer Enrichment will move back to Beecher Road School next year, “we should require that Restaurant Week be held here,” he said.
Pictured: Amity School Supt. Dr. Charles Dumais, Woodbridge Supt. Dr. Guy Stella and Amity Curriculum Director Dr. Marie McPadden enjoy “Poisoned Apple Pie,” prepared by Beecher Road School students. On the left of the table are Beecher teacher BJ Ahern, Business Manager Al Pullo and (hidden) Summer Enrichment Program Director Sandy Simowitz. Note the Cinderella slipper as table decoration. The theme was Once Upon a Meal.