Students at Central Elementary enjoyed a special treat on September 18th as they recognized the contributions of their grandparents in helping them to become successful future leaders.
Grandparents were invited to join their grandchildren for a special “Gravy with Grandparents” breakfast held at the school. The event was held in conjunction with national Grandparents Day which was September 13.
From going through the breakfast line to enjoying the meal together, students and adults alike had a very enjoyable morning.
When asked how she felt about the breakfast, Tense Wilson said, “I think it’s wonderful and sweet. I appreciate it very much. Very Enjoyable. Thanks to Mr.Disney (Central Elementary Principal) and all the teachers.”
In addition to showing appreciation to grandparents for their role in the education of students, Central Elementary hopes that the event will create a renewed awareness of how important that role is and how it is directly tied to student success.
Photos from the event are available for viewing in the KCPS Photo Gallery.
Did you know? National Grandparents Day originated with Marian McQuade, a homemaker in Fayette County, West Virginia. Her primary motivation was to champion the cause of lonely nursing home residents. She also hoped to persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage their grandparents could provide. In 1978, President Carter proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day.