Lone Jack honors grandparents

Published 1:45 pm Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The primary (kindergarten through third grade) students honored their grandparents with a reception in the Lone Jack School Center’s cafeteria recently.

Jamie Green, PTSA Parent, welcomed the grandparents as they signed in to enter for door prizes. Staci Foster’s arts & humanities classes performed songs for the grandparents. Kindergarten sang “Grandma, Grandpa, I Love You,” accompanied with hand motions; first grade sang “You Are My Sunshine,” while waving glittering sunshines in the air towards the grandparents; a solo chorus performance was given by Kylee Elliott; and second grade sang “A Song for Grandma, Grandpa” by Johnny Prill.

Alyssa Gray and Aiden Saylor, second grade students, read the books, How to Babysit a Grandma and How to Babysit a Grandpa to the grandparents.

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After the performances by the students, they served their grandparents cookies and punch, assisted by Lone Jack Family Youth Service Coordinator Sheila Fuson, instructional aid Billie Fuson and special needs instructor Shanna Philpot.

Upon conclusion of the reception, grandparents were presented with gifts the students made. In Foster’s arts & humanities classes, they made Hershey Kiss hand print crafts with a poem, and Julie Goodin’s writing classes made Paper Bag Books to give to the grandparents.

Door prizes, provided by the Lone Jack Family Resource Youth Service Center, were also given away. Winners of the door prizes were: Wendy West, June Amburgy and Lewis Gray. A “Grandparents’ Day” bulletin board was displayed in the hallway with pictures of the students and their grandparents. It read, “We’re Nuts About Our Grandparents.”