Grandparents Day at Archway Arete

Archway Arete September 12, 2023

Family at Grandparents Day Celebration

A presidential proclamation on September 6, 1979, designated the first Sunday of September following Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. People celebrate by honoring their grandparents in a variety of ways, but as for Archway Arete, they celebrate with an annual event that is seven years strong and designed as a platform to foster quality time between grandchildren and their grandparents.

“Grandparents Day at Archway Arete is a tradition, and I believe this year was a success! We had over 300 attendees, and it was a day to celebrate grandparents from near and far—we even had some come from out of town just to spend the day here with their grandkids, and we couldn’t be more grateful,” said June Brockmeyer, Family Giving & Community Engagement Officer at Archway Arete & Arete Prep.

Families at Grandparents Day Celebration

Scholars invited their grandparents to the school for light refreshments and bingo games, hosted by the headmaster, Neil Gillingham. After Bingo, families received a VIP tour of the academic building. Grandmas and grandpas got to see their grandchildren’s classrooms, wrote inspiring notes to the students and teachers, as completing and completed a scavenger hunt created by the assistant headmaster, Cassie Mason. Other activities were scattered throughout the campus for families to enjoy, including a photo booth and a video presentation of the K-5 concert that played in the multi-purpose room as families walked around.

Family at Grandparents Day Celebration

The event was organized by the Parent Service Organization (PSO), along with community volunteers, Academy Giving, and the school administration. But Brockmeyer said it was only made possible because of the generosity of our Archway Arete families. “Whether they invested through their financial support or their time volunteering, we would not have been able to make it happen without those partnerships,” she said.

“We hope everyone who was able to attend had an opportunity to not only see their grandchildren’s classroom, but to also share special moments, have a few laughs, and take lots of pictures,” said Brockmeyer. “Most of all, we hope families felt the depth of our mission to pursue virtue, and the Great Hearts core purpose to cultivate the minds and hearts of students through the pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.”

Student at Grandparents Day Celebration

Whether it’s attending school events, volunteering in the classroom, or providing love and guidance from near or far, grandparents play a vital role in the success and growth of our students. Be sure to express your appreciation for all they do every day.

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