OMES celebrates Grandparents Day
Published 1:56 pm Friday, November 6, 2015
By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer
NORTH SHELBY—Oak Mountain Elementary School welcomed some very special visitors this week. On Nov. 5 and 6, hundreds of grandparents visited for the school’s second Grandparents Day.
Grandparents got to see their grandchild’s classroom and recent schoolwork, then accompanied their grandchild to lunch.
“It’s been a big success so far,” OMES Assistant Principal Leslie Marshall said. “Around this time of year, we think of family and traditions.”
Around 350 grandparents visited the school on Nov. 6, and even more stopped by on Nov. 5, Marshall said.
Some grandparents traveled long distances for OMES Grandparents Day. The event was planned for Thursday and Friday to give grandparents the opportunity to “make a weekend of it,” Marshall explained.
“The grandparents have been so appreciative and so excited to be here,” Marshall said.
Grandparents weren’t the only ones excited about Grandparents Day. The students had also eagerly anticipated the event.
Second grader Jack Gilbert said he was very happy to have his Mimi, Sherry Gilbert, at school with him.
“(I like) watching the kids and getting to see (Jack) at school,” Sherry Gilbert said. “We have a lot of fun.”
OMES student Katie Byrd said her favorite part of the day was taking her Nannie, Kaye Byrd, and Birdie, Palmer Byrd, to her classroom and showing off a special picture she drew.
“(We like) to meet her teachers and her friends,” Kaye Byrd said. “We really like her school!”