The visitors at Bethel Hill Charter School on Thursday and Friday were a little older than the average elementary school visitors.
The school celebrated Grandparents Day – which actually takes place the first Sunday in September after Labor Day – throughout the week, culminating with invitations to grandparents to spend time at the school visiting their grandchildren.
On Thursday, first-graders took to the stage in the school auditorium to recite lines of poetry extolling the virtues of both grandfathers and grandmothers.
They closed their brief presentation with a song, then invited their grandparents outside to take photographs.
“I thought Mrs. (Kimberly) Dallas said it very well in her introduction. We recognize the importance of family at Bethel Hill. You know the saying about it taking a village to raise our children. And grandparents are an important part of our village,” said Bethel Hill principal Jessica Poole.
After the photo sessions were done, grandparents were invited into their grandchildren’s classroom to enjoy a snack and learn about what the children have been studying in school.
The scene repeated itself on Friday as kindergarten students invited their grandparents to spend time with them at school.