Northport K-8 School was abuzz with the excitement of Grandparent’s Day recently. A special luncheon was held in the cafeteria as grandparents met their children for lunch. Tables were decorated with floral arrangements and students were thrilled that special visitors had arrived.
That afternoon, first grade teachers, Renee Immordino, Michelle McCloskey and Pam Mishler invited grandparents from their classes of students to a special children’s program with songs and poetry honoring all grandparents . Middle grades Culinary Arts instructor, Rachel Ellsworth collaborated with the teachers as her classes baked and showcased homeade apple pies, pineapple upside down cakes and offered tea and lemonade to grandparents after the program.
Northport K-8 School offers an opportunity for the whole family unit to become engaged in the school community. When parents and grandparents as well as extended family are involved in the school culture, students by extension are thrilled to feel a part of the goodwill. There were several hundred grandparents visitng Northport for the special day.
Pictured are grandparents Mike and Ronda Morse and their grandaughter, Erin Simberlund from Carissa Berkley’s fourth grade.