Grandparents' Day 2020
Our 31st annual Grandparents' Day is Friday, March 6th, and we look forward to welcoming you to our campus! Grandparents' Day is one of the most special events of the school year, and it is truly a blessing to have so many grandparents, parents, and special friends join us for a great show by our Lower School students. We believe that fine arts programs such as Grandparents' Day are an essential part of our school mission, as they not only help students explore music, creativity, and self-expression, but also build self-control, confidence, leadership, and poise which are key in the growth and maturity for students of all ages. The students and their teachers have been working very hard, and we know this year's performance of Westfield's version of "American Bandstand" will be outstanding!
Grandparents' Day will be held at 10 a.m. in our gymnatorium. The doors will open at 9 a.m. Grandparents, parents, and special guests are welcome to visit the classroom and the Book Fair after the program. Our FLIK cafeteria staff will be serving complimentary coffee and pastries outside the gymnatorium before the performance. In order to help ensure that the day is special and memorable for all, we want to share some important information with you:
Parking: There will be a special section for handicapped parking only in front of the gymnatorium via access through the Holly Hills gate (please see campus map attached). To park in the designated handicapped area, you must have a current handicapped tag or decal. We will have golf carts to help transport guests from all of our parking lots throughout campus. Overflow parking will be available on our varsity practice field near the front of campus and also across Highway 41 in the front of Hamby Chevrolet.
Seating: The only reserved seating for guests in the gymnatorium will be for persons in wheelchairs and for families who purchased reserved seats at the Westfield auction. We ask that you reserve no more than four (4) seats so that adequate seating is available for all guests.
Video/Photography: You are welcome to photograph and video the performance, however, we do not allow tripods to be set up on the gymnatorium floor before or during the performance.
Book Fair and WFO Spirit Shop: After the performance and a visit to your child's classroom, we hope you will stop by the Lower School Book Fair in the Recital Hall of the Arts & Sciences building. Our WFO Spirit Shop will also be open in the Quad.
Student Dress for Performing in Grandparents' Day: Your child will need to come to school wearing the following for dress rehearsal on March 5th and again on March 6th. Full length jeans (no capris, shorts, or skirts) and athletic shoes. Jeans should not be faded, frayed, or torn. Grandparents’ Day t-shirt will be provided by the school. Boys will need to wear a belt. Girls need to have their hair out of their faces. Students will not need a change of clothes. Students should not bring a book bag. Please leave jewelry at home.
Special Instructions for March 5th Dress Rehearsal: Send a change of clothes in a bag with their name on it. Students will change after dress rehearsal.
Dismissal: All Lower School students will be dismissed with a parent or grandparent from the classroom after the performance by checking out with his or her homeroom teacher. All students in grades 6 - 12 will be dismissed at 12 noon. Please note that our buses will depart Westfield after the 12 noon dismissal, but there will be no After School Program.
Again, we look forward to seeing you on Friday, March 6th at Grandparents' Day!