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Pingry’s 32nd Grandparents & Special Friends Day was held at the Lower School on May 4. “It’s always a very special day for the kids and their guests. They’re excited for the guests to meet teachers and classmates and see what they do. The students are proud of the building and love to give tours. And it was a beautiful, sunny day, so they spent time in the garden and on the back patio,” says Lower School Director and Assistant Headmaster-Short Hills Campus Ted Corvino P ’94, ’97, ’02.
Continuing a tradition of Grandparents & Special Friends Day, Mr. Corvino surveyed the guests to find how many Grandparents Days they have attended, how many grandchildren they have, and how many miles they traveled to attend the event; some guests had traveled over 5,000 miles, from India and China!
During the morning, the grandparents and special friends followed their child(ren)’s schedule, meeting teachers and spending time in classrooms, the art studio, the library, and the garden. Most of the activities were based on the students’ recent coursework, and students took delight in proudly sharing their projects.
Contact: Greg Waxberg ’96, Communications Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org