Ponsonby school holds ‘Panther Feast’

PONSONBY – Ponsonby Public School held its 45th annual community luncheon – an initiative of the school council to celebrate the school community, including staff, students, bus drivers, lunch supervisors and a few invited guests.

The luncheon has been renamed the “Panther Feast” and on Nov. 30, board chair Ralf Mesenbrink and director of education Peter Sovran were the special guests.

School council members Krista Chappel-Merchant and Maryel Lane organized the day and facilitated the volunteers who supported the sharing of this wonderful meal.

The College Heights Secondary School kitchen and The Gorge restaurant catered the lunch, which included rice, turkey, samosas and vegetables, with cookies for dessert.

The school gym was decorated by the Grade 2 students with a display of holidays celebrated around the world. 

Junior students came up with a list of words about how they want the school to feel, such as positive, caring, and inclusive.

The event ended with teaching the students the traditional school song, which one of the school’s teachers sang when she was a student at Ponsonby PS herself.