St. Agatha students honored nearly 160 special guests at the 2nd Annual Grandparents & Grand-Friends Day this past September.
“This is one of our newest traditions here at St. Agatha,” said Principal Jeff Delegato. “And it has quickly become a favorite amongst our students and staff alike.”
The half-day celebration began with a morning mass celebrated by Pastor Fr. Nathan Zodrow and was followed by an all-school assembly and hosted reception in the school gymnasium. There guests and students were treated to a host of eateries and introduced to teachers, administrators, and student youth council members during an hour-long gathering. The student choir entertained guests with music, including an original song written by 4th grade student Sarah Koch.
Jog-a-thon awards were given and the Centennial Celebration slide show concluded this packed agenda before the grandparents and grand-friends were released to tour their students’ classrooms and partake in one-on-one and group activities around the school.
“It is heartwarming to see the pride that our students take in their school and how excited they are to introduce their grandparents and special friends to this wonderful community,” commented parent-event organizer and class of ’83’s Amy Delegato. “And it is a great opportunity for these kids to get to know their grandparents and friends in a different light.”
The school is already looking ahead to next year’s event scheduled to take place near the start of the 2012/2013 school year.