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Grandparents Day at Southwest Campus

It’s that time of year again to honor our grandparents.

About 70 grandparents joined their grandchildren for breakfast this week before teaming up for coloring activities.

Many people honor their grandparents in September through a range of activities such as gift- or card-giving, and for children to invite their grandparents to school for a day of activities. At Southwest, students worked on coloring worksheets and took notes as they interviewed their grandparents about their lives.

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In 1970, Marian McQuade, a West Virginia housewife, came up with the idea of a day set aside to encourage families to visit their elderly relatives. Eight years later a resolution declaring National Grandparents Day as the first Sunday after Labor Day was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter.

Thanks to all the grandparents who came to visit their loved ones.

Photos by Mr. Rogelio Calimag, instructional coach

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