by Amanda Breeden
Arts and crafts fill the classrooms and hallways of Nashville Christian School, prepping for a special celebratory day: Grandparents’ Day. Grandparents’ Day has been celebrated at Nashville Christian School every year for the last 17 years.
On the most basic level the day usually breaks down like this:
- Each year, we select a theme for our program.
- Our school president gives a welcoming message inviting our grandparents to enjoy the program
- Each grade, kindergarden through 12th, perform one song to honor our grandparents
- We have a speaker with a very encouraging, yet moving speech for all to hear
- We have a massive school-wide prayer, and then everyone is dismissed to spend the rest of the day with our grandparents.
Here are some thoughts about Grandparents’ Day:
“Every year that we have celebrated Grandparents Day has been a true blessing,” says Nashville Christian School’s President Mrs. Connie Jo Shelton. “We love taking a day out of our school year to celebrate our gratitude and love for our grandparents, and we are truly blessed that we are able to do this.”
“I appreciate that we do it,” says athletic director Coach Jeff Brothers. “Seeing as how the event turned out as well as it did, I think that it’s a special way to recognize what all that generation has done for us in the family, school, and in the community. I’m grateful that we have the opportunity to do this every year like we do.”
“I like that Nashville Christian School has a day like this planned out in their school year,” says Sophomore Abby Osborne. “I think it’s a great way to include all of our family and show them our love and gratitude for what all they do or have done for us.”