POINT PLEASANT — Grandparents met in large numbers this week at the Point Pleasant Primary School for Read Aloud Grandparents Day.
This was the inaugural event for the school, bringing in an estimated 200 parents and grandparents, according to Principal Vickie Workman. There is an effort to help promote the family in, and at, PPPS.
“So many grandparents are stepping into the role of parents these days,” said Workman. “That’s why we are doing this, we’re trying to be more community minded.”
Workman explained the benefit of encouraging personal time between grandparents and students as a way to reach out to the community and affect the extended family of students. This event gave grandparents the chance to be a part of their grandchild’s education.
More families today are affected by the drug epidemic, causing more, though not all, grandparents to be raising young children. It is because of this that Workman wanted to help encourage grandparents and strengthen the relationship between grandparents, grandchildren, and the school.
Grandparents were encouraged to come to the school during Read Aloud Day and read a story with their grandchildren. Each classroom had its own unique touch on the day, decorating and doing crafts in preparation for their grandparents. Some students read aloud pieces they had written for their grandparents.
Point Pleasant Primary School serves students in kindergarten through second grade.
Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 ext 2108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.