Grandfriends Day 2022
On October 20 and 21, Episcopal Day welcomed our students' Grandparents and Special Friends to our annual Grandfriends Day. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, we were thrilled to be able to shift away from the virtual celebrations and bring back this beloved school tradition to our campuses. We knew it would be a joyful day when we saw our students waving with excitement to their loved ones as they walked into our courtyard.
The morning started with a welcome breakfast at Julia Beylard Hall, followed by Chapel. Lower school students lifted everyone's spirits with musical performances led by music teachers Maggie Eggert, and Dace Samta. In a memorable speech, Head of School, Ralph Wales, shared fond memories of his childhood and relationship with his own grandfather.
Students on our Baldwin campus shared their classrooms and learning spaces with their guests and proudly talked about their daily adventures at Episcopal Day. Together, they participated in many activities, including interviewing one another, playing cards, watching presentations, reading, and exploring the school hallways to see the creatively decorated bulletin boards.
On the second day, Grandfriends of our Pre-K and Kindergarten students were blessed with a beautiful, sunny morning and enjoyed breakfast outside at Charles House. Our young learners blew their guests away with the sweetest performance of the popular song-- You Are My Sunshine, followed by their favorite Halloween songs.
It is no doubt that this year's in-person Grandfriends Day brought plenty of smiles, hugs, laughter, and a much-appreciated sense of community to our students, faculty, and staff at Episcopal Day. We can't wait for the next one!