LCAS Students Show Love to Grandparents

The next best thing to going to grandma’s house for lunch is having your grandparents come to school for lunch with you.

Lewis County Adventist School (LCAS) in Chehalis, Wash., once again welcomed grandparents and senior citizens in the community to a Valentine’s luncheon on Feb. 12.

“This has become an annual tradition for the school,” says Karen Carlton, LCAS principal.

Carlton explains how the event began in an effort to teach students in grades six through eight how to be good hosts and hostesses. Students had so much fun treating their grandparents to lunch that they included the entire student body and invited grandparents and senior citizens to join the special luncheon.

“Each year the event gives our students more and more opportunities to interact with grandparents and other seniors in the community,” says Dan Baker, LCAS teacher. 

Students created Valentine cards, made heart-themed crafts, and prepared a short program to showcase their music and academic talents.

“We love coming to this meal every year,” says one grandparent. “The food is delicious, and the program is so nice.”

A host of volunteers shopped, decorated, prepared and served the lunch. The school's youngest students and LCAS alumni presented entertainment during the meal.

March 19, 2015 / Washington Conference