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Oakwood Elementary Grandparent’s Day Celebrates Students and Families

Dec 07, 2015 03:25PM ● By Stephanie Lauritzen

By Stephanie Lauritzen

Cottonwood-Holladay - Oakwood Elementary School celebrated Grandparent’s Day on Sept. 22 and 23. Grandparent’s Day is a favorite school tradition, giving students and grandparents (or any caregiver who loves an Oakwood Owl,) a chance to experience and explore the school together. Students invited their guests to the school for a special lunch in the gym, with decorations and flowers provided by the PTA. The PTA also provided a photo booth to capture the fun. In conjunction with Grandparent’s Day, the school hosted the annual book fair, allowing grandparents and students to shop for books together. All proceeds from this year’s fair went directly to the Oakwood Elementary library.  

Grandparents arrived at the school greeted by a “We Love Our Grandparents!” banner, and Oakwood Elementary office administrator Holly Fairbanks described the event as “our favorite day of the school year.” Fairbanks noted that students loved “showing off” their grandparents to teachers and peers, and grandparents and loved ones were excited to show their support of the school. 

Grandparent’s Day is one of the many family-oriented events sponsored by the Oakwood Elementary PTA. Other upcoming programs and events include the chess club, Art Night, and several volunteer teaching opportunities for parents and family members. “Meet the Masters,” is an art education program providing volunteers with training in various art styles. Volunteers are then assigned a specific artist or style to teach the students each month. Musically inclined community members can volunteer with the “Owl Chorale” music classes and concerts. Parents and guardians can contact Megan Woodward via the school for more information regarding PTA membership and volunteer opportunities.