April 10, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Dateline: a couple of years ago…
“Hey, let’s move the Grandparents Day from January’s Catholic Schools Week to sometime in April so we won’t have to be concerned about the weather!”
What a great idea!
In spite of the ever-changing weather forecast, we will still be celebrating Grandparents (and Grandpals) Day on Thursday, April 11 as planned. However, if your child’s grandparent will not be able to attend because of travel safety concerns, we’d like to still make the morning fun for all of our students. So…
If your child will be “orphaned” please let the classroom teacher know first thing in the morning. We’ll try to make sure that everyone will get “adopted” by a friend’s special guest.
Thanks for your help and any flexibility needed to make the day a good one.
Just a reminder that the Book Fair will only be open on Thursday (in the Walnut Room).
Below is a flashback to the 2018 Grandparents Day.
April 13, 2018 – West Bend, WI – This year’s annual Grandparents Day took on a whole new level of activity as grandparents (and grandpals) joined Holy Angels students in a morning of adventure and fun.
The special guests were introduced to the morning’s activities as they gathered in the gym (with bleacher seating)…no small feat, but many were experienced from watching volleyball or basketball games through the years.
The Holy Angels Chorus provided some entertainment and then it was off to meet with grandkids and see the school!
Activities in the classrooms included: making slime (a very popular stop!), creating madlibs, sharing stories of then and now, grandparent interviews, ecosystem game, bucket lists, photos and snacks, gym activities, and much more.
The Book Fair in the library was filled with students and grandparents.
Everyone then gathered in church for a special Grandparents Mass.
Rev. Pat Heppe reminded everyone of the importance of sharing our “good news” with each other. Good news can be our own stories of faith as well as the really big story of Jesus’ Resurrection and gift of New Life.