Grandparents get involved at Northeast

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In the Amityville Union Free School District, educating children is a family affair. Northeast Elementary School welcomed grandparents on Sept. 30, allowing them to not only observe the lessons but to participate in the day’s activities.

In honor of National Grandparents Day, which was observed earlier in the month, the special guests visited the pre-K and kindergarten classes. They assisted with a variety of activities, from coloring in pictures of grandmas and grandpas to fall-themed art projects.

Kindergarten teacher Dyan Aversa read her students and guests “How to Babysit a Grandpa,” while in Nicole Faber’s class, grandparents helped the children glue down different-colored paper leaves on their tree projects.

“It’s an opportunity to give the grandparents a chance to come in and be a part of their grandchild’s education,” Principal Dr. Pauline Collins said. “It’s our effort to involve the whole family.”