Grandparents’ Day Information for Parents

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Grandparents’ Day—sponsored by YACA

This year’s Grandparents’ Day is October 2, 2014. The purpose of the day is for students to learn from and celebrate the wisdom and experience of their elders. While our event specifically honors grandparents, other elder family members or close elder family friends are also welcome.

Below are links to the four items that were mailed on September 4 to the grandparent addresses you provided to us.  If you were not able to submit to us your family’s grandparent address information, please feel free to print and send these to grandparents and other elders who are close to your children.

Letter of Invitation

2014 Grandparents’ Day Schedule

Grandparents’ Day RSVP form

Parking and map: Guests should leave extra time for parking.  The school has an elevator and several handicapped parking spots; check this site closer to the event for parking updates. Please contact event co-chair Abigail Pribbenow with mobility or access concerns:



Please encourage grandparents to reply to the invitation by September 19, 2014, by using the RSVP form linked above.  Or, guests may reply electronically by completing this Google Doc. Completed RSVP forms may be sent via email attachment to, or they may be dropped off in the school office or mailed to the school


Parent Volunteers on Grandparents’ Day

We need your help to make Grandparents’ Day a success.  If you have a few free hours on October 2, please volunteer.  Click here to view descriptions of tasks. Training sessions for Grandparents’ Day volunteers will be held on Friday, September 26, 4:45-5:45 p.m. and Tuesday, September 30, 10-11 a.m.—please plan to attend one of these two short sessions.  Click on the VolunteerSpot button below to sign up to help on Grandparents’ Day.
Click to View Our Signups on VolunteerSpot


Grandparent Volunteers in K-4 classrooms

Grades K-4 need grandparent speakers to make brief (3-5 minute) presentations in each classroom.  Interested grandparents should sign up as soon as possible by contacting event co-chair Wynee Igel:  Wynee will schedule the presentations and help presenters customize their talks for specific grades.


Add a Personal Touch

Many homeroom teachers are using class time for students to write a personal, hand-written invitation to grandparents, and parents are also welcome to do this at home.  Click here to see the designs for each grade.

For general questions about the event, please contact Abigail Pribbenow at

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