Grandparents Day music program returns at Ramsey Elementary
(05/04/2022) The Grandparents Day music program returned to Ramsey Elementary School April 29, as second grade students performed to a standing ovation in a gym full of proud parents, grandparents and family members.
The program has been an annual tradition at the school but had to be canceled the last two years due to the pandemic. Ramsey Elementary music specialist Angie Doty said having families return to the school is important.
“It bridges home life with school life and provides a positive opportunity for collaboration between school and family,” Doty said. “It shows students that we are working together as teachers and families to support our students.”
“Go Fish” was the theme of the program, as the students sang a handful of songs related to the ocean during the 30-minute program. The students also performed short skits with some fishy jokes that had some bite. The finale brought some tears to the eyes of those in attendance, as the students sang a song thanking their grandparents.
Following the music program, family members were invited to the second grade classrooms. Artwork by the students lined the walls from floor to ceiling on the path to the second grade wing, which featured a table full of cookies and refreshments. In the classroom, students shared gifts with their special guests.
“I was very happy with the performance because I could see how happy all of the students were as they were singing,” Doty said. “It made me happy to see each of them enjoying the experience. They were all smiles as they sang with joyfulness and confidence.”