Family Style dinners -- a Peddie tradition

Special dinners. During the days I have lived here, I keep on asking this question----is it one of Peddie’s traditions?
         Thanks to teachers Adriana Morales and Beverly Jiang, I participated in my first family style of Peddie.  At  that time, all the students attended the dinner dressed formally and quite nice.  They look like ladies or gentlemen.  They went downstairs, took an asigned seat , had dinner with a  Peddie teacher or a family of faculty . All the people in the dining hall that night were sitting together, chatting  pleasantly in a low voice, acting like a lady or a gentleman too.

         You can also see some cute kids there. They are the kids of faculty. I think they made the dinner  look more like a family dinner.

         The most interesting thing is all the dinner is served by the Peddie students. I think they did a good job. It means any of Peddie students can be served and also can provide service

特别的晚宴

生活在这里的这些日子,关于很多事情我都一直在问一个问题——这是培德的传统之一么?

多亏蒋老师和Adriana(一位西班牙语老师)的安排,我有幸参加了培德的家庭式晚餐。在那一天晚上,所有参加晚宴的培德学生都打扮得非常正式。与白天的他们不同,此时此刻,他们看上去就是一位淑女或者绅士。我看到他们从楼上慢慢走下来,进了大厅,走到自己的指定座位边上,准备和一位学校的老师或者一个老师家庭共进晚餐。那个夜晚,大家围着一张张大圆桌,坐在一起吃饭,大概是因为打扮的关系,大家聊天的声音也都是轻轻的,所有的孩子都表现得很有淑女气质或者绅士风度,

在大厅里,还有一些年纪小小的孩子,他们是培德老师的孩子。由于他们的加入,我感觉这样的聚餐更加像家庭聚餐了。

最有意思的事情是:所有的用餐服务生居然都是培德学生。他们也都穿上了白色的侍者衣服,看上去真像那么回事情。所以说每一个培德学生,他既可能享受别人的服务,同时他也会服务别人。

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