Rochester International Academy Hosts Thanksgiving Dinner
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November 25, 2014 Laurie Buckley, Rochester City School District
ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY HOSTS
4th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER
Families and Community Partners Celebrate
Rochester International Academy staff, students, and families
“An American Celebration – Thanksgiving Dinner”
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Rochester International Academy
1 Edgerton Park, Thomas Jefferson Campus
Rochester, NY 14608
Rochester International Academy is hosting its fourth annual Thanksgiving celebration for the school’s students, families and community partners. “An American Celebration – Thanksgiving Dinner” will include a menu of all the traditional favorites, such as turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, yams, corn, and many desserts.
The staff at Rochester International Academy provides many opportunities for their students and families to assist with their acclimation to the American culture. One way the school accomplishes this is by introducing them to the many different American holidays. Thanksgiving gives the entire school family an opportunity to show how thankful they are for one another.
Rochester International Academy is designed to facilitate the cultural and academic transition of newly arrived English Language Learners through rigorous language instruction and interdisciplinary learning in collaboration with families and community. The school’s mission is to provide new immigrant students with an instructional program that simultaneously develops English language proficiency while facilitating their acquisition of content knowledge.