Grandparents take center stage at La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on March 25, 2011

Participants at Grandparent Day at La Entrada School in Menlo Park

Grandparent Day at La Entrada School in Menlo ParkAlmost 300 grandparents were on hand at La Entrada Middle School today to see first-hand the academic and enrichment programs at the school, share a special day with the teachers and staff, parent volunteers, fellow grandparents, and most importantly, their grandchildren. Highlights of the day included music and art presentations, touring of the computer lab, the gym and the library, in addition to spending time with their grandchildren’s classes.

“As an important part of the Las Lomitas community, grandparents have supported and enabled the district to maintain the high standards we desire and the children deserve,” said Diana Sunshine, President of the Las Lomitas Education Foundation, which sponsored today’s event. “We are grateful for their support and hope many grandparents will join us again to experience and enjoy the fruits of their contribution.”

Added District Superintendent Eric Hartwig: “One of the things that makes our district so great is the kids. And they’re great because of their parents, but their parents got it from their parents. This event is a great way for grandparents to see how well their parenting actually worked out. It’s fun all around; everybody has a great time.”

Photos by Karen Zack. Top photo shows three generations – son, mom, granddad. Left photo shows group at lunch.

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