Local elementary schools celebrate Grandparent’s Day

first_img Sims said the grandparents at their special day at TES also proudly wear whatever title they care called.“As grandparents, we want our grandchildren to have dreams,” she said. “We want those dreams to turn into goals that will drive them to succeed. We want our grandchildren to know that their families believe in them, and their school and their community so they will believe in themselves and they will achieve.”The principals said students are supported by their families, their schools and their communities. But grandparents play a unique and significant role in their lives. “Grandparents are special people and the world is a better place because they are in it.” Baggett said to accommodate the large numbers of grandparents who attended Grandparents Day at Pike Liberal Arts Friday, three times were designated.“Our grandparents strongly support their grandchildren and that is most important, especially for these young children. Grandparents so generously share their time, their wisdom and their love. There’s nothing as special as a grandparent’s love.”Teresa Sims, Troy Elementary School principal, said, for the first time, Friday she was a grandparent with a grandchild enrolled at TES on Grandparents Day.“I have been called by many names during my life from Teresa to Mama to Principal Sims but my head and my heart turn very quickly when I hear, ‘Hey, Mimi.’ It is the name I love most.” By The Penny Hoarder Local elementary schools celebrate Grandparent’s Day By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Email the authorcenter_img Jean Senn shared Grandparent’s Day fun with her granddaughter, Caroline Senn.In 1978, the United States Congress passed legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. The proclamation was signed by President Jimmy Carter.However, the campaign to set aside a special day for grandparents was initiated by a West Virginia housewife, Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade in 1970.McQuade and her husband, Joe, are the parents of 15 children, the grandparents of 40 and the great-grandparents of eight. The McQuades are well deserving of a day in their honor as are all grandparents, said Becky Baggett, headmaster at Pike Liberal Arts School.“Grandparents are very special in the lives of their grandchildren,” she said. “They are role models for their grandchildren and they take those roles seriously. Grandparents take a genuine interest in what their grandchildren are doing and support them in their school activities.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 3:00 am Saturday, September 10, 2016 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories You Might Like STEPPING DOWN: Gibson stepping down, but definitely not stepping away from Johnson Center Mack Gibson stepped down from his role as chairman of the board for the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center Foundation on… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more