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Grandparents are Celebrated at Glenholme

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Enjoying an afternoon together
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Grandparents' Day at Glenholme started with a lovely luncheon in the Dining Hall for students and their families.
Families toured the schoolhouse
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Jack took his family on a tour of the schoolhouse where they met math teacher, Deborah Perry.
Touring campus under cover
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Jimmy and his aunt toured campus under the cover of an umbrella.
Students performed for grandparents
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Amy and Ben performed a lovely duet for the Grandparents' Day guests
Washington, CT - Grandparents play a critical role in the upbringing, education, and character development of children. Alongside National Grandparents Day, Glenholme's annual Grandparents' Day event celebrates the positive impact that these individuals have on the lives of young people with special needs.

On September 23, families from across the country gathered at Glenholme for the school’s Fourth Annual Grandparents’ Day celebration. Over eighty-five family members attended the event - the largest turnout to date - and their enthusiasm could not be damped by the early autumn rains. After the guests enjoyed a lovely luncheon with the Glenholme administration, students led their families on tours of the campus under the cover of umbrellas. Students shared their classrooms, cottages, and the vast array of activity offerings on campus, including the equestrian and fitness programs, the go-kart track, drama and music offerings, and the culinary program. The afternoon culminated with a presentation and performance in the recently opened Center for the Arts. After Glenholme Executive Director Maryann Campbell greeted the families and spoke passionately about the Arts, the students presented a wonderful selection of instrumental and vocal solos and duets, demonstrating the incredible impact that the school's Arts program has had on their self-esteem, confidence, and skills.

On the community level, Glenholme’s Grandparents’ Day provides students and staff with the opportunity to publicly affirm the importance of grandparents and the vital role that they play. It also offers grandparents a glimpse into the everyday lives of their grandchildren, strengthening the bond between grandparent and grandchild. It is Glenholme's hope that this important celebration continues to grow, year after year.

On behalf of the entire Glenholme community: "Thank you, grandparents, for all you do!"

The Glenholme School is a therapeutic boarding school for young people who are often considered fragile and complex, diagnosed with Asperger's, ADHD, PDD, OCD, Tourette's, depression, anxiety as well as learning differences. The program provides a treatment milieu designed to build competence socially and academically. Our learning environment supports and enhances the ability for young people with special needs to succeed. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit http://www.theglenholmeschool.org/. Devereux Connecticut.
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