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Shirley Hills Hosts Grandfriends' Day

Shirley Hills Hosts Grandfriends' Day
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November 8, 2022 — Grandfriends’ Day is a long-standing and popular Shirley Hills Primary School tradition. The event is called “Grandfriends’ Day” to encourage students to invite a friend or neighbor if their grandparents live far away or are not able to attend the event geared at the youngsters’ older friends. This event is always one of the highlights of the year for Shirley Hills students, staff and families. 

“We are so fortunate to have such strong community support here at Shirley Hills,” said Principal Scott Eidsness.

Over 500 special guests attended Grandfriends’ Day at Shirley Hills on Nov. 4. The well-orchestrated schedule included wonderful grade-level vocal concerts, which showcased the talents of the 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 always occurs close to Veterans Day, so students and staff take the opportunity to honor the veterans in attendance as well.

“It was a joy to be able to have the event and share the amazing work of our students with our grandfriends,” said Eidsness. “The children absolutely love the attention and the chance to share what they do here at school with their special guests.”