Grandparents Day

On Friday, November 17, 2017 Van Arsdale Elementary will host the annual Grandparent’s Day celebration. Grandparents (or other “special guest” if grandparents cannot attend) are invited to spend time with students in their classroom and enjoy special performances.

The following times are scheduled for grandparents to visit student classrooms:

Kindergarten                                     12:10 – 1:00

1st grade                                            12:40 – 1:30

Ms. Spencer’s 1st/2nd grade                                 12:40-1:30

2nd grade                                               1:10 – 2:00

3rd grade and 4th grade                                    1:35 – 2:30

6th grade                                                2:05 – 3:00

Mrs. Thompson’s 5th/6th grade                                 2:05-3:00

5th grade                                               2:20 – 3:15




There will be a light snack provided in each classroom or pod, and beverages will be located outside of each pod for convenience. A photo station will be available for grandparents to have a picture taken with their grandchild and receive a keepsake of this special day. Some of our Van Arsdale students will be providing ambient music near the cafeteria.


Parents, if you have more than one student that a grandparent/special guest needs to visit and times overlap, please let them know that most teachers begin first with their program and then will allow the student to share their classroom and a snack. This will help grandparents plan their time so they can visit each classroom. Also, please note that there will be limited parking that day. If possible, we wish to save the closer parking places for those grandparents who are less mobile. It might also be helpful for parents to “drop off” grandparents that afternoon. There is no parking allowed in the bus loop, however, the bus loop will be available for drop-off only for those who need assistance getting into the building. Additionally, please remember this day is meant for your child to spend time with their grandparent or other special guest. Since there is a large amount of guests, along with the kids in the classroom, it would be helpful if you only allow the grandparents & grandchildren to have their special time together.


If your child does not have a grandparent or other special guest to attend this event, please let us know. We have some Van Arsdale staff that will be present to try and spend time with these children.

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If you have questions about this event, please contact Allison Farr at allisonfarr@comcast.net.