The students wanted to share what they are doing with their families. And according to Elda Pena, Parent Involvement Educator at Wendell Phillips, the event was “the start of a push to get parents and grandparents more involved in the school.”
Over 40 grandparents and parents came. The students sang a song to welcome their guests. They read their first writing of the year, their autobiographies, to their families. The grandparents, staff and students even worked on a craft together, a #1 Grandma or Grandpa ribbon. Kayleigh Cope, one of the 2nd-grade teachers, said, “Everyone had a wonderful time!”
Principal Jean Ely said Wendell Phillips is working hard to make grandparents and parents “feel comfortable coming into the classroom and supporting the school.” A fun event like this one spent welcoming grandparents is a great step in that direction.
IPS is proud of the work Wendell Phillips students and families are doing together!