Grandparents and friends celebrate with students

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 26, 2013

North Hills Christian School (NHCS) held its annual Grandparents & Special Friends Day on Sept. 21. More than 260 grandparents and special guests attended the event that is held each September, during the month that National Grandparents Day is always celebrated. Students in grades junior kindergarten through fifth grade sent personalized invitations to their grandparents or a special guest if their grandparents were deceased or could not attend.
Some of the special guests traveled more than 10 hours to attend, from West Virginia, Tennessee and Florida.
The grandparents and special friends visited the child’s classroom. Each class prepared some type of presentation and made gifts for their guests. Fifth-grade teacher Prabu Gupta helped his students write their own songs which they sang to honor their grandparents.
Second-grade teacher Kristen Sabia said her students sang hymns, recited one of their Bible memory verses, Psalm 19:1, and completed a Grandparents Day word search. They also shared some of their language chants that second-grade teacher Kathi Nadeau taught them.
Sabia said that one grandparent told her that she loved spending part of the school day with her grandchildren and experiencing part of their daily school routine.
One grandmother who was a teacher said that she enjoyed being on the other side of Grandparents Day, being able to come in and visit with her granddaughter.
NHCS mom Michelle Hughes said that her mother and mother-in-law thought the entire event was very sweet. “They were so pleased with the school and the classroom.”
Debbie Long, Torie Edwards’ grandmother, sent a word of thanks to the school, “Thank you for having this special day for the grandparents. I could see the pride in Tori’s eyes as she showed me around her classroom and during the program. Every child needs to know that they are precious and a treasure.” Long added, “Thank you for the godly impact you’re making on young lives.”