OLM Students Welcome Grandparents for Second Annual “Grandparents’ Day” Celebration
In just two years, OLM School’s “Grandparents Day” has quickly become a favorite tradition among students, faculty and the grandparents themselves. On Friday, May 20, students in grades Pre-K – 8 welcomed close to 300 grandparents and special guests for a visit to the parish and school community.
The day began with 9:00 Mass at OLM Church, celebrated by Associate Pastor Father Ryan Connors. His homily made reference to Pope Francis’ visit to America, which included a discussion of grandparents and the importance of grandparents in the lives of children.
Following mass, the students and their guests visted the school for a variety of activities, including a reception in the cafeteria, school tours, and special presentations in the classrooms. Led by the individual classroom teachers, students sang prepared songs, played games and took photos with their grandparents and special guests. By all accounts, the day was a wonderful success and it would appear that the third annual Grandparents Day is likely to be put on next year’s calendar very soon.
With a tradition of excellence in Catholic elementary and middle school education since 1951, Our Lady of Mercy School offers its students an opportunity to pursue excellence in academics, athletics and the arts on their journey as young saints and scholars. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Pre-K through Grade 8, co-educational Catholic school located in East Greenwich provides a nurturing, values-driven environment built upon the teachings of the Catholic Church.