Pilgrims join Indians at Peak to Peak feast

By Finn Franti (3rd grade) with typing by Kelly Franti (aka mom)

The Peak to Peak Mountain Charter School’s Thanksgiving party last week started with a re-enactment of the original Thanksgiving, when the Indians (our P2P school’s Hummingbirds and Quails classes) came to the Pilgrims’ (Blue Jays and Falcons) classrooms, offering them popcorn and an invitation to the feast.

Each room mother organized the donation of dishes for the feast, so we could have lots of different foods available. Moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles and siblings of students were there and many of them helped to serve us the food and helped with the cleanup afterward.

Usually the feast is outside at our lunch tables, but this year it was cold and snowing a little, so we moved it into the Hummingbird’s classroom.

When we walked into the “feast room,” we saw loads of things to eat. There was pumpkin soup and corn chowder, turkey sandwiches, a bunch of corn and vegetable dishes, fresh fruit, cranberry salads, warm apple cider and, most importantly, five different kinds of pie!

Some of the kids’ favorites were pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie and jello. The moms really liked something called, “chili-cheese-frito-corn salad.” My mom said she liked seeing so many of the parents working together and everyone talking, laughing and having a good time.

I’m thankful that I go to Peak to Peak Mountain Charter School, and that my brother gets to go here too. I’m thankful for our teachers and my family and friends. I’m thankful to live in our house in Piñon Pines. I hope everyone has a really good Thanksgiving holiday this year.

Happy Thanksgiving, and I can’t wait for Christmas!

Photo caption:

Thanksgiving feast at P2P

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