OMES celebrates Grandparent’s Day

Max Warren and Amis Sellers celebrate Grandparents' Day on Nov. 18. (Contributed)

Max Warren and Amis Sellers celebrate Grandparents’ Day on Nov. 18. (Contributed)

From Staff Reports

INDIAN SPRINGS VILLAGE—Oak Mountain Elementary School welcomed grandparents and special guests for a school-wide Grandparents’ Day celebration on Nov. 18.

Visitors gathered in the school library before accompanying students to individual classrooms where teachers shared recent school projects, learning activities and students’ academic achievements.

“I’m always proud of our school and community, but Grandparents’ Day had me beaming,” OMES first grade teacher Cammie Eans said. “The smiles and giggles shared within and between families was priceless.”

Special guests then proceeded to the cafeteria for a Thanksgiving lunch. Tables were adorned with festive Thanksgiving decorations and family photographs collected by teachers prior to the event.

Grandparents’ Day drew a larger number of guests than originally expected, the lunchroom staff reported serving more than 1,000 lunches in less than two and a half hours. Even with the unexpected number of attendants, the day was a success, OMES Principal Debbie Horton said.

“We had plenty of space (for guests) to wait in the library, time in the classroom, delicious food to eat, chairs and tables for visiting during lunch, hugs and kisses after pictures and great weather,” Horton said. “I don’t think it could have been more of a success.”

Some students with grandparents living far away chose to share the day with other relatives or special friends. OMES third grader Nate Agliata invited his close friend’s grandmother.

“It was really neat to show her my classroom,” Agliata said. “My favorite part was getting to have a special lunch together at school.”