Bayview honors grandparents with ceremony

Children and their grandparents filled the auditorium at Bayview Avenue School of Arts & Sciences for a special morning ceremony on Oct. 1.

As part of Grandparents Day — an annual Bayview tradition — children hosted a program featuring a lineup of student sing-and-dance performances and also paid tribute to two special honorees from the Meadowbrook Care Center. Grandparents then visited their grandchildren’s classrooms.

The program began with a flag ceremony led by students Trinity Bowers, Nina Wright and Christopher Yotagri, and class performances  followed. Students sang several pieces, including “Happy Grandparents Day” and “Rockin’ Robin.”

Grandparents Day honorees Kate Schneider and Jean Gibney were then recognized by students who had previously interviewed them, and presented with flowers and certificates by Principal Odette Wills.

“This is one of my favorite days of the entire year,” Wills said. “Today, we honor these truly special members of the Bayview community, and we thank them for all they do for our children.”