TCS was honored to have 110 grandparents join us for this year’s Grandparents Day Celebration. Grandparents Day is an important day at Timothy and one we look forward to each year. It is a time to honor grandparents for the special role they play in the lives of their grandchildren and to give them the opportunity to see firsthand what being a student at Timothy Christian School is all about! It is also the day where the entire school comes together to celebrate Thanksgiving.
The day started with check-in and breakfast for the grandparents. They had a chance to participate in fellowship with each other and feel like a kid again in our school cafeteria.
Following breakfast, our grandparents met up with their grandchildren and our entire school during our Thanksgiving Chapel in the gymnasium. This student led Chapel service gave recognition to the grandparents and praise to the Lord for all His blessings.
High schooler, Joshua Lim, gave the opening prayer. K4 showed off their memorization of Proverbs 17:6 Grandchildren are a crown to the elderly, and the glory of children are their parents.
Kindergarteners, 1st, 3rd and 4th graders serenaded the grandparents with song, while second graders delivered a poem entitled; Thank You Grandparents. 5th graders recited Ephesians 6:11-20.
A few middle school students shared their personal heartfelt thanks to the Lord, reflecting on what they are truly grateful for this holiday, while high schoolers from each grade took the audience through the story of Thanksgiving.
As Barbara Rainey says in her book, Thanksgiving a Time to Remember, “Our national observance of Thanksgiving is unique. It is both distinctly Christian and exclusively American, a holiday for celebrating faith, family and freedom.”
The story of the pilgrims’ journey to the New Land reminded the audience of how truly blessed we are as believers in Christ. We have so much to be thankful for, and as Americans, God has abundantly blessed our nation!
Before leaving, a few grandparents won Timothy paraphernalia for contests such as who traveled furthest for this day: a grandparent from India, and who had the most grandchildren attend Timothy: a grandma of nine.
The TCS Concert Band performed as the crowd was dismissed and grandparents joined their grandchildren in their classrooms. Students from little to big were excited to show their grandparents a glimpse into what their day is like at Timothy.
It was an honor to have our grandparents spend the day with us. We are grateful for all the wisdom, love and prayers they shower on their grandchildren. We encourage grandparents to continue their important role of praying to and praising the Lord with the littlest members of their families.