On Friday, October 21st, the St. Olivier School Student Community Council hosted their annual Grandparents Tea. The school gym was decorated with a fall theme and pumpkins and autumn leaves covered the seasonal table cloths.
The School Principal, Mr. Perras, was the Master of Ceremonies for the afternoon and the gym was filled to capacity. Each grade introduced themselves and sang at least one song or recited a poem then spent some time with their grandparents. The Grade 6 class served coffee and tea and made sure the cookie plates stayed full.
When asked what they liked most about being a grandparent, one of the most common answers was “spoiling them rotten and then sending them home.” Elaine Zadorozniak thinks that having the grandkids stay overnight is the best part and Vince O’Hara’s favorite part is Grandparents Day at the school.
This is an event that is looked forward to every year by both grandparents and the students. For some it is a chance to show their grandparents what they have accomplished and for others it is just a way too see more of them. Whatever the reason, the Grandparent’s Tea continues to be a success year after year.