Grandparents Day: Honoring our heritage


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Courtesy photos Grandparent Linda Taylor was the grandparent in attendance with the most grandchildren: Kaden Taylor, second-grade; Brooklyn Brock, kindergarten; Zoey Brock, third-grade; Taylor Layne, third-grade; Kaylan Layne, third-grade; Baylee Layne, first-grade; and Dayton Taylor, second-grade.


Grandparent Beth Williams shows off her granddaughter, kindergartner Bayleigh Wilson’s, hand printed keepsake


Bo Hoskins, kindergartner, and Riley Monhollen, first-grader, with grandparents, Dean and Linda Horn.


Lyssa Goodin, third-grader, with her mother, Cindy Goodin, and grandparents, Larry and Ollie Sizemore and Joyce Mays.


Lone Jack School Center’s faculty, staff, and students hosted a Grandparents’ Day Reception on Sept. 3 to honor their heritage and ancestry by creating memories for future generations

Christina Partin from the Pineville-Bell County Public Library collaborated with Melanie Mills, Lone Jack’s library media specialist and literacy facilitator, to plan the special day.

Partin read the grandparents and students a Grandparents’ Day story and allowed them to make a special keepsake to take home. Grandparents painted the students’ hands to create a hand print to display on a Grandparents’ Day poem. The poem read:

Grandchild’s Hands

The promise of tomorrow

And the hope of dreams come true…

A reminder of the childhood

That’s still a part of you…

The wonder of a miracle

From which this love began…

There is so much found in the touch

Of a grandchild’s hand.

Grandparents and students were served cookies and punch by Lone Jack’s Family Resource Youth Service Center and instructional aides. Special Education teacher Theresa Napier gave each student who attended a free book donated by The Childrens Reading Foundation to encourage children to read 20 minutes every day.

Courtesy photos Grandparent Linda Taylor was the grandparent in attendance with the most grandchildren: Kaden Taylor, second-grade; Brooklyn Brock, kindergarten; Zoey Brock, third-grade; Taylor Layne, third-grade; Kaylan Layne, third-grade; Baylee Layne, first-grade; and Dayton Taylor, second-grade.
http://middlesborodailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Heritage-3406.jpgCourtesy photos Grandparent Linda Taylor was the grandparent in attendance with the most grandchildren: Kaden Taylor, second-grade; Brooklyn Brock, kindergarten; Zoey Brock, third-grade; Taylor Layne, third-grade; Kaylan Layne, third-grade; Baylee Layne, first-grade; and Dayton Taylor, second-grade.

Grandparent Beth Williams shows off her granddaughter, kindergartner Bayleigh Wilson’s, hand printed keepsake
http://middlesborodailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Heritage-3402.jpgGrandparent Beth Williams shows off her granddaughter, kindergartner Bayleigh Wilson’s, hand printed keepsake

Bo Hoskins, kindergartner, and Riley Monhollen, first-grader, with grandparents, Dean and Linda Horn.
http://middlesborodailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Heritage-3399.jpgBo Hoskins, kindergartner, and Riley Monhollen, first-grader, with grandparents, Dean and Linda Horn.

Lyssa Goodin, third-grader, with her mother, Cindy Goodin, and grandparents, Larry and Ollie Sizemore and Joyce Mays.
http://middlesborodailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Heritage-3395.jpgLyssa Goodin, third-grader, with her mother, Cindy Goodin, and grandparents, Larry and Ollie Sizemore and Joyce Mays.

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