Grandparents of USD 490 students attended Grandparents’ Day celebrations at EHS and EMS on September 7 and the elementary schools on September 10.
Proclaimed a national holiday by former President Jimmy Carter on August 3, 1978, Grandparents’ Day is celebrated the first Sunday after Labor Day.
The purpose of the holiday is to honor grandparents, to give them an opportunity to show love for their grandchildren, and to help children become aware of the strength, information, and guidance older people can offer.
At Blackmore and Skelly, grandparents joined students in the classrooms to participate in activities and enjoy cookies, tea, and lemonade. Grandparents at Grandview were treated to a musical performance in the gym and served their cookies, tea, and lemonade in the cafeteria. Almost 800 grandparents visited their grandchildren’s elementary classrooms.
Each elementary school included a book fair during the activities. Grandparents purchased over $14,000 in books to encourage their grandchildren to read and help support our elementary libraries.
Nearly 300 grandparents received a special tour from their middle school grandchildren that culminated in enjoying cookies and bottled water together in the EMS cafeteria.
Eighteen grandparents joined their high school grandchildren for a breakfast of biscuits and gravy before class on Friday morning.
El Dorado Public Schools was happy to host grandparents in honor of their special day and is glad they are all #partofthepride.
EHS Grandparents' Breakfast and Blackmore Grandparents' Tea
EMS Grandparents Social
Grandview and Skelly Grandparents' Tea