This article was originally published in the Harker Quarterly Spring 2011 Edition
Grandparents’ Day, a special day for students and grandparents alike, is coming to the lower school campus on May 6, from 2:30 p.m. The day is themed International Grandparents’ Day to highlight Harker’s wonderfully diverse community, and showcase a day in the life of a student at Harker.
When guests arrive they will be welcomed by Chris Nikoloff, head of school, enjoy hearty appetizers and be treated to a remarkable student performance. Grandparents will join their grandchildren in a tour of the campus, which will include a classroom visit, book sale, photo opportunity and art show.
In keeping with the global theme, guests will receive a passport-like invitation and a boarding pass as they arrive, and student artwork will mark the journey through campus. Previous Grandparents’ Days have drawn about 400 guests and the same number is expected this year.
“Our guests will travel through the world of Harker and learn about our programs and our community,” said Teré Aceves, director of K-8 volunteer programs. “They will also have a chance to teach our students about their native countries and how we are all connected, though separated by distance.”