Grandparents of USD 490 students attended Grandparents' Day celebrations at EHS and EMS on September 6 and the elementary schools on September 9.
Proclaimed a national holiday by former President Jimmy Carter on August 3, 1978, Grandparents' Day is celebrated annually on the first Sunday after Labor Day.
The purpose of the holiday is to honor grandparents, to provide them with an opportunity to show love for their grandchildren, and to help children become aware of the strength, information, and guidance older people can offer.
There were 850 grandparents who attended the Grandparents' Tea at Blackmore, Grandview and Skelly elementary schools. They were treated to a snack and drink with their grandchildren, had time to do an activity or craft with them, and the school book fair was open for those who wanted to do a little shopping. Proceeds from the book fairs support the school libraries, allowing them to purchase new reading material for students.
At the middle school, 250 grandparents received a VIP tour from their grandchildren and were served water and cookies in the cafeteria.
Nineteen grandparents joined high school students for a breakfast of biscuits and gravy with sausage.
El Dorado Public Schools was happy to host grandparents in honor of their special day and is proud they are #partofthepride.
EHS Grandparents' Breakfast
EMS Grandparent Social
Blackmore Elementary Grandparents' Tea
Grandview Elementary Grandparents' Tea
Skelly Elementary Grandparents' Tea