TCA Arshag Dickranian School Celebrates Annual Thanksgiving Dinner


LOS ANGELES — The Parent-Teacher Organization of the TCA Arshag Dickranian School held its traditional Thanksgiving Dinner-Dance at the Walter & Laurel Karabian Hall on Saturday, November 21.

Friends, parents, teachers and students were gathered in the decorated hall to celebrate the occasion together as one large family. As in previous years, the menu was composed of an assortment of Armenian appetizers and the Thanksgiving turkey entrée catered by Anoush Restaurant.

Following the PTO Chairperson Ophelia Garibyan’s opening remarks, school Principal Vartkes Kourouyan was invited to the podium to greet the guests and express his thanks and appreciation to all the stewards of the school. As dinner was being served, the guests were treated to a lively program of Armenian folk dances, choral selections and recitations, which were performed by the Dickranian students under the guidance of dance teacher Robert Arakelian, music teacher Komitas Kesheshian and Armenian teacher Emma Umroyan.

Disco music for dancing was provided by 11th-grade student Alex Garibyan.

Over the years, the PTO has been vigorous in supporting the school by organizing various social and fundraising functions, providing students’ daily lunches and promoting goodwill. One such major function being the Annual Dinner Dance held in the month of March.

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Middle schoolers during an Armenian circle dance.
Middle schoolers during an Armenian circle dance.

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