What role did your grandparents play in your life? I received lavish amounts of love from mine. Unfortunately, they lived 200 miles away and never visited me at school-- I am sure they would have loved it.
Eleven countries have official Grandparents' Days (you can learn so much from Wikipedia!). So does Evergreen School. Ours is called Esteemed Elders' Day because we know that not all students have living grandparents or grandparents able to attend our event next month. Esteemed Elders' Day is a great way to bring joy to the roots and the branches of your family tree-- at the same time.
We start the day with coffee and pastries. Then a special musical performance, classroom visits, and a craft project.
If the weather is nice, we'll go outside to our Rain Garden and playground.
It's a highlight of the year!
John DeMarchi is Head of School at Evergreen School in the Silver Spring, Wheaton, Kensington area of Montgomery County, Maryland. Evergreen School offers a Montessori program to children age 2 to 9. Evergreen is now registering children for its Creative Arts Summer program. Learn more at www.evergreenschool.com