This article originally appeared in the summer 2015 Harker Quarterly.
In early May, Grandparents’ Day was held at both the lower school and, for the second year in a row, at Harker Preschool.
On this charming day, grandparents and “grandfriends” toured the campuses and participated in activities with the special children in their lives. A long-standing tradition at Harker, the day gives students on both the lower school and preschool campuses the opportunity to welcome grandparents or adoptive grandparents-for-the-day to the school for an educational and memorable visit in their honor.
On the preschool campus, the captivating morning of exploration and play for students and their honored guests allowed teachers and specialists to provide a glimpse of all the incredible happenings at Harker Preschool. There were a variety of displays and interactive activities from the preschool’s talented staff, including the art, music and movement and STEM specialists.
At the lower school campus, the event was marked by a fun “Wild West” motif. During the day, students and their special guests were treated to an array of theme-related activities. They also had the opportunity to learn more about the lower school, as well as visit its annual book fair.
“At both the preschool and lower school, a special and wonderful day was had by all!” reported Teré Aceves, director of preschool-5 volunteer programs and event fundraising.