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Shirley Hills Students Host 'Grandfriends'

Shirley Hills students provided grade level concerts

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November 7, 2018 — Grandfriends’ Day is a wonderful Shirley Hills Primary School tradition! The event is called “Grandfriends’ Day” to encourage students to invite a friend or neighbor to come if their grandparents live far away or are not able to attend the event geared towards the youngsters’ older friends.

Over 500 special guests attended Grandfriends’ Day at Shirley Hills on Nov. 2. This popular event is always one of the highlights of the year for Shirley Hills students, staff and families.

The well-orchestrated schedule included wonderful grade-level vocal concerts which showcased the talents of Shirley Hills students. Grandparents and special guests had the opportunity to visit the classrooms to see what their students were learning and participate in some special projects. They also had the chance to take part in a book fair in the media center.

“Grandfriends’ Day has become a wonderful tradition at Shirley Hills and always occurs around Veterans Day,” said Principal Scott Eidsness. “Each grade level gives a concert for their special friends and in it we recognize our veterans by asking them to stand for a round of applause. It’s really heartwarming to have our students recognize and sing a song to our veterans in attendance.”

“As always, Grandfriends’ Day was a huge success and a fantastic day for all who attended,” said Eidsness.