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Grandparents’ Day and the classroom party were a blast

By Amy Jenkins
Jack McLeod and his grandmothers, Gail Mead and Wendy McLeod, work together to create a tissue paper lantern as part of EAVP’s Grandparents’ Day celebration. Caption: Amy Jenkins; Photo: Kimberly Faust

We had a wonderful holiday season at EAVP, with Grandparents’ Day, and a classroom holiday party.

Grandparents’ Day was a huge success with 25 grandparents in attendance!  We met grandparents from near and far. We showed our visitors what our Morning Meeting looks like, including some yoga, songs, and a story. We then worked together to create tissue paper lanterns.  It was a busy, fun morning. Thank you to all those grandparents who attended and made the day special!

Our classroom party was a blast! We shared a special snack and played some holiday-themed games. Priscilla Poulin, the Andover librarian, visited with her guitar and led us in some fun songs. It is a long standing tradition for Santa to visit EAVP in the weeks just before Christmas, and this year he didn’t disappoint. Santa gifted each child with a backpack and books, listened to their Christmas wishes, and answered questions about his reindeer and the North Pole. The children gave Santa a gift; a mug and some hot chocolate to warm him up after his trip around the world.

Although we have several months left in our school year, the enrollment period for next year is coming right up. Beginning February 1st, current families will be given the opportunity to choose their days for next year. March 1st, families on our waiting list may enroll. We will be hosting an Open House on Saturday morning, March 7 from 9 to 11 AM. Families interested in seeing our school or learning more about our program are invited to stop by. We’d love to meet you! For more information, please call the school at 735-5105 or email us at