Calvert Elementary School's Grandparents Day has changed a lot since principal Elsie Harrigan worked there as a teacher.
"The grandparents look younger," Harrigan said with a smile. "And there are more grandparents than before.
Harrigan estimated the school had 300 visitors at the annual event which was held last Wednesday. She taught several of the kids of the grandparents who were on hand.
"Unfortunately we've had to scale it back," said Harrigan who taught at Calvert from 1982-96. "We used to have an assembly and lunch but because of logistics we're really not able to do that anymore, which is unfortunate."
She says the grandparents still got a chance to observe their grandkids in the classroom. "They see what the kids
are doing in the classroom and that's what they want to see," said Harrigan.
Calvert was on alert last Wednesday because of a incident in the area earlier that morning. Harrigan was thankful it was Grandparents Day.
"It has made things a little more calm," she said. "If (the grandparents) weren't here it might not as been as positive today."
Comments are closed.