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Elementary school invites grandparents for lunch

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Logan Alexander, a student in Lisa Coughanowr's kindergarten class at East Side Elementary, eats lunch with his grandparents Sandy and Bill Black at East Side's first Grandparent's Lunch on Thursday, Sept. 13.
In honor of Sept. 9, being Grandparent's Day, East Side Elementary invited grandparents of kindergarten students to eat lunch at the school on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Students in the kindergarten classes of Lisa Coughanowr and Hannah Reinoehl made crafts for their grandparents and proudly showed off their artwork, projects, desks and cubbies, both in and out of the classrooms.

Many students ate lunch brought in by their grandparents while others ate from food in the school cafeteria.

This is the first year East Side has hosted a Grandparent's Lunch, and Coughanowr and Reinoehl said they wanted to invite grandparents to the school so they could be a part of their grandchild's education.

"Many kids are being raised by their grandparents," said Reinoehl, "or their grandparents baby-sit them frequently. Most of them are already involved in their education."

Coughanowr said it is often grandparents who help their grandchildren with homework and other school activities.

"The kids were super excited about it," said Coughanowr. "We're already planning on doing this again next year."

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