Ad Spot

Grandparents get involved in education of children

By STACEY PLAISANCE / L’Observateur / October 14, 1998

GARYVILLE – “Grandparents Day” was recognized Wednesday at the St.

John Parish Child Development Center to increase parental involvement with the students during their educational experiences.

The program was sponsored by Head Start Program and the Child Development Center. Social Service Coordinator Sheila Baloney said eachmonth the center holds an event or activity that includes parents and gets them into the classroom with their children.

“Because this is a federally funded service, it is required that we have so much parental involvement,”: Baloney said.

With approximately 20 students per class, Baloney said the “Grandparents Day” celebration was well received. She said she estimated that about 75percent of the students had family representatives at the event.

“Some of the parents came to bring the grandparents, and that helped make a good turn-out,” Baloney said.

Refreshments were provided for family members by the teachers and their assistants, as the grandparents had the opportunity to observe the classroom environment and learn with their grandchildren.

Each grandparent present received a card from his or her grandchild. Thecard read, “Grandparents are special, Grandparents are sweet, Grandparents are the dearest people you’ll ever meet.” The cards weresigned by the students and sealed with love and a Hersey’s kiss.

“Grandparents Day” was the parental involvement activity for the month of September, but due to Hurricane Georges, Baloney said the program had to be rescheduled for Wednesday. A Halloween event for the students andparents will be held later in the month, she said.

Darolyn Lumar is the Head Start Parental Involvement Coordinator.

The Child Development Center consists of seven Head Start classes, two kindergarten classes, one Starting Point class and one non-category class for special education students.

Back to Top

Back to Leisure Headlines

Copyright © 1998, Wick Communications, Inc.

Internet services provided by NeoSoft.

Best viewed with 3.0 or higher 

News

SJSO calls for service 09/19

News

SJSO calls for service 09/18

News

SJSO calls for service 09/17

Local

SCSO incident report 9/16 to 9/17

News

Baton Rouge Laboratory Owner and Florida Woman Charged with Scheme to Pay and Receive Health Care Kickbacks as Part of National Enforcement Action

Local

UPDATE: ON 9/18/2021 – NOW OPEN – LA44 AT CARGILL GRAIN ELEVATOR – ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH

News

LDWF Has First Release of Rehabbed Oiled Birds Found at Belle Chasse Refinery

News

Ascension, Assumption and St. James guilty pleas 9/06 to 9/10

Hurricane Ida

Comcast releases new restoration dates for LaPlace neighborhoods

Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida weekend recovery update

News

Boughton appointed to the Ascension-St. James Airport & Transportation Authority

Hurricane Ida

Louisiana We Are Strong Relief Team distributing hot food, water & hygiene items Sunday

Edgard

Post-Hurricane Ida Internet update

Hurricane Ida

News Brief: Drive-thru cleaning kit distribution scheduled for Sept. 18

Hurricane Ida

Aerial mosquito spraying begins tonight

Hurricane Ida

Winn-Dixie partners with local organizations to provide Hurricane Ida relief

News

Alexandria Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of Marijuana and a Firearm

Local

St. Charles boil order lifted

Local

St. James Parish Hurricane Ida Recovery September 17, 2021

St. Charles Parish

Sellers canal sector gate closed

Local

Burn ban lifted for St. James Parish, remains in place for St. John & St. Charles

Local

Disaster Recovery Center Opening in St. James Parish

News

District Attorney Narcotics Diversion Program Graduates Ten Defendants

News

EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA U.S. ATTORNEY DUANE A. EVANS REMINDS THE PUBLIC TO BE AWARE OF FRAUD WHEN DISASTER STRIKES AND REPORT IT TO THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR DISASTER FRAUD