HANC’s Samuel and Elizabeth Bass Golding Elementary School in West Hempstead welcomed grandparents and special guests of the kindergarten, first and second grade students.
The guests came from all over the tri-state area, and as far away as Virginia, Florida and Israel. The auditorium was filled to capacity with over 250 happy grandparents and others who were eager to see their children at school.
The program began with a special brunch in their honor and they also had the opportunity to view the “Welcome to HANC” video. At the completion of the brunch, the visitors joined their grandchildren in different locations for a special arts and crafts project that they completed together. The children and their grandparents decorated picture frames, planted flowers in decorated planters, and photo albums. From the looks on their faces, it was clear that they relished this special opportunity to visit with their grandchildren and spend time with them in school.
Following craft projects, the children accompanied their guests to the lunchroom for a tasty snack and played BINGO together. At the conclusion of the program, the visitors were presented with a HANC bag filled with souvenirs and a “HANC IS HOME” magnet with their photo on it.
From the looks on their faces as they exited the auditorium, it was clear that they relished this opportunity to visit with their grandchildren and spend time with them in school.