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Grandparents and Special Friends Spend a Memorable Day with Lower School Students

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0489Last Friday, more than 500 grandparents and special friends came from around the country and as far away as England to participate in a memorable morning of student performances and classroom activities during the cherished annual Grandparents & Special Friends Day.

The day began in the Pasternack Field House where guests enjoyed a catered breakfast and slideshow of photos from throughout the school year. Father James Livingston gave a wonderful homily during this year’s Chapel service followed by outstanding musical performances from students in Kindergarten through grade 5. Grade 2 students sang the adorable “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and the grade 5 band performed “America the Beautiful.” St. Margaret’s grades 4 and 5 choir presented an emotional performance dedicated to all our veterans, “Thank You, Soldiers,” while grade 3 students sang, “God Bless the USA”. The entire Lower School capped off the program with the classic “God Bless America” while waving the American flag.

Guests then moved into the classrooms to spend time with their grandchildren or special friends. Teachers planned a wide range of interactive activities for students to share with their guests such as making special crafts, playing games, reading stories or working with technology. Every year, the time our guests spend in the classrooms proves to be the highlight of their day. Seeing where our students shine, day in and day out, is a real treat for them.

Grandparents & Special Friends Day was made possible by the hard work of more than 50 parent volunteers and 16 student volunteers. The entire St. Margaret’s community – faculty, staff and volunteers – worked together to make Grandparents & Special Friends Day a memorable affair for all involved.



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