On the Friday before Thanksgiving, Alcuin School hosts a day for grandparents and special friends to visit the campus and be observers in the classrooms. Some classes plan special events; others simply invite the grandparents and special friends to observe the classroom environment. In addition to the classroom visit, guests are join us for refreshments, Book Fair, capture your day with a keepsake Button photo, and the morning concludes with a student musical performance. Invitations are ailed directly to grandparents and special friends whose name and addresses have been submitted to the School. Below is more details about the morning.
Events, Time and Locations
Check-in: 8:00am, Behind Administration Building
Classroom Visits: 8:15am to 10:15am, Toddler through 12th Level
Musical Performance: 10:30am to 11:00am, Gymnasium Lower Level
Refreshments: 8:00am to 10:30am, Aerobics Room, Galbraith & West Wing Buildings
Photo Button Man: 8:00am to Noon, Underhill Library
Book Fair: 8:00am to Noon, Wyly Performing Arts Center
School Store: 7:45am to Noon, Gymnasium Street Level
Story Corps: 8:45am to 10:15am, Galbraith Building 2nd Floor
Finding Your Way Around
When you arrive at check-in, you will receive a map of the campus with your grandchild’s/special friend’s classrooms marked on it and a copy of the schedule for the morning. Signs will be posted around campus to help you find your way to key destinations. There will also be student ambassadors, staff, and parent volunteers to provide assistance.
Golf Carts are available to transport those who may need assistance getting from one end of campus to the other. The carts will loop continuously and can be accessed in the front parking zone and various locations on campus.
Refreshments will be served in the Aerobics Room of the Community Building, the Galbraith Building, and the West Wing. Generally we serve coffee, juices, pastries, cheeses and fruit.
Grandparents and Special Friends are invited to visit our annual Book Fair in the Wyly Performing Arts Center (the round building on campus). Your grandchild/special friend may attend the Book Fair with you to see our wonderful displays or perhaps buy a book.
An annual favorite, photo buttons will be taken in the Underhill Library in the Community Building. You are welcome to wear your photo button on campus, but we ask that you please not give the photo button to your grandchild/special friend until after school. Not all students will have a visitor on this day and, therefore, will not have a photo button made.
Upper Elementary students can participate in America’s Oral History Project with their Grandparent or Special Friend upstairs in the Galbraith Building.
Students may go home with their Grandparent or Special Friend if a note has been sent to the teacher from the child’s parents.
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