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Grandparents, kids share breakfast at South Point

A breakfast with grandparents was offered Thursday for kindergarten students at South Point Elementary.

A breakfast with grandparents was offered Thursday for kindergarten students at South Point Elementary.

 

SOUTH POINT — Kindergarten students at South Point Elementary kicked off their day Thursday with a special visit from family members.

The school’s grandparents breakfast gave the children a chance to share a meal in the cafeteria while enjoying a slideshow.

South Point High administrative assistant Bill Christian said the event is a good way to invite families into the school to see what goes on.

“We like to have the parents come in a lot,” he said. “But grandparents are overlooked, and they play a vital role in raising children.”

Christian said the event is one of many ways the school tries to bring the community into the building. Different events, such as “Donuts with Dad” are offered for various grade levels throughout the year.

In addition, the school’s annual Christmas program is coming up, set for at 7 p.m. Dec. 8, featurs the school’s third, fourth and fifth graders.

“It really means a lot to the kids to have their parents and family come in,” Christian said.

Attendance for the breakfast was heavy, with 97 grandparents showing up for about 50 kids.