Grandparents Day Celebrated

Hempstead ISD Celebrates with Grandparents
Posted on 09/12/2017
This is the image for the news article titled Hempstead ISD Celebrates with GrandparentsHempstead ISD hosted Grandparents’ Day on Monday, September 11. This has become an annual event at school and students were encouraged to invite their grandparents to have lunch with them for the day. Approximately 250 guests enjoyed lunch with students across the district during this special event.

Grandparents as well as great-grandparents were excited to spend time their grandchildren at school. Some traveled long distances just to spend a 30 minute lunch with their grandchild while some sat through several lunches just to make sure they had lunch with each of their grandchildren and others traveled to more than one campus to make sure and include them all.

Grandparents’ Day, a holiday that has been celebrated since 1978, is celebrated annually in September on the first Sunday after Labor Day. It is a day set aside to honor grandparents, but it also gives grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children as well as help children become aware of the strength, information, and guidance older people can offer.

Hempstead ISD would like to thank all the grandparents and great-grandparents who took time to have lunch with their grandchildren.