Julian Curtiss Elementary School celebrates Grandparents Day

Lily Nogaki shows her grandmother her kindergarten classroom.

Lily Nogaki shows her grandmother her kindergarten classroom.

Whether it was from Switzerland, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and even across the street, more than 160 grandparents traveled from near and far to visit the Julian Curtiss Elementary School on Friday, May 1 to celebrate Grandparents Day.

Sarah Muir, PTA Co-President remarked, “Seeing our gym filled to capacity with happy, proud, sweet grandparents gave me chills. These incredible people who filled the room play such a special part in the students’ lives. Grandparent’s Day offers the unique opportunity of joining an older generation with a younger generation for one significant purpose: to share in the experience of their grandchild’s education and the importance of what their school means to them. It was a proud and happy day for all!”

5th grader Molly McNulty and her grandparents.

5th grader Molly McNulty and her grandparents.

Students participated in planning for the special day. The festivities included a large mural full of students’ artwork featuring their grandparents, as well as a slideshow highlighting JC grandparents and students. The JC Today Show, produced by JC 5th graders, featured a special segment on the importance of grandparents for the occasion. Grandparents visited their grandchildren’s classroom and participated in a wide range of activities including multiplication bingo, reading to the students and sharing how their elementary education was similar and different from the students in the classroom.

1st grader Joell Molina and his grandmother.

1st grader Joell Molina and his grandmother.

Principal McGuire commented, “There are more grandparents today than ever before. This intergenerational event brings young and old together to celebrate the value of every member in our family. There’s something special about a student sharing their school with his/her grandparent. I think the students and grandparents learned from one another. JC grandparents brought a lot of joy and a bit of history to school that day.”

Julian Curtiss School prides itself on our international and diverse character. We are a school that represents 60 Nations, 30 Languages, One Great School.

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