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Grandparents visit students

Grandparents and grandchildren reunited in air-conditioned Ground Zero to share a meal together on Grandparents Day, Sept. 7. Students and grandparents exchanged hugs and got up to date on interesting events that occurred in each other’s lives. Grandparents were given an introduction to the school and an opportunity to spend time in the classroom.

This day gave credit to grandparents who make an impact by supporting their grandchildren, whether it be financing, prayer or emotional support. Many Grandparents give generously to their grandkids in different ways as well.

“My Grandma is very nice,” Jamie Meadows, ?03, said, “because she makes cookies, cakes, and pies to bring over to my house, even if it is no one’s birthday. My grandma came to Grandparents Day last year and brought me and Layne a pizza.”

Other students have the privilege of their grandparents or grandparent living nearby.

“I spend a lot of time with my grandma,” Ashley Tucker, ’05, said. “Every Friday and Saturday I go visit with my grandma. I like to watch my niece and talk with my grandma.”

Office administrator Kathy Pierce headed leadership for this special day.

“I coordinated the lunches and got the class schedules for the grandparents,” Pierce said. “If there was more than one grandparent for each student, I’ll made more copies. Also if there was more then one grandchild I stapled the schedules together.”

This day means a lot to the grandparents.

“We get feedback throughout the year. We receive cards and notes from the grandparents throughout the year who respond positively to the event.”

Many grandparents go out of their way to spend time with their grandchildren.

” My grandparents pick me up from school,” Derrick Lehmen,’04, said. “Later I sometimes go dancing with my Grandma.”

“I usually spend one day a week with my grandparents,” Danny Fries, ’02, said. “My grandparents are nice, loving people that spoil me. I love getting together with them.”

Many students view their grandparents as their heroes and Grandparents Day may have just added to this mystic, providing a reason for the two to deepen their relationship.

“We had an unbelievable turnout,” Principal Gary Schultz said. “The event doubles each year.”

The event went over well with the grandparents that attended it.

“This was my first time,” grandma Betty Boyd, said. “I thought that the campus was fantastic. This day was well planned. The pep rally was fantastic.”

Students guided their grandparents to their next class. Hallways crowded with grandchildren introducing their grandparents to friends. Grandparents entered many classrooms so they could see their children in a classroom setting.

” I had fun eating lunch with her,” Laura Berg, “04, said.” It was nice grandma could come and see me in my class. I had study hall when she came and saw me. So I got a chance to talk with her.”

“I keep coming back for my granddaughter,” grandma Darlene Hill said. This was Hill’s second time attending Grandparents Day. ” Fresno Christian’s program is excellent. It’s Christ-centered with a warm, neat environment.”

Others do not have the advantage of their grandparents living near by.

“My grandparents live in L.A,” Afshin Saffarzadeh, ’05, said. “So I don’t see them that much.”” Students also end up visiting their grandparents rather than having them come on campus.

“I visit my grandparents about once a month or less since they live in L.A,” Dawn Steele, ’03, said.

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