Middle and Upper School Grandparents keep their date with Grandparents Day

Colorado Academy Middle and Upper School Grandparents proved themselves to be experienced Zoom veterans, as they joined their grandchildren for the March 2021 Grandparents Day. Postponed from December because of weather, and socially distanced via Zoom for safety measures, the day still gave grandparents a taste of life at CA.

They listened to a presentation from Dr. Mike Davis and Middle School Principal Bill Wolf-Tinsman, and they asked some excellent questions: “What is CA’s reaction to the new CDC guidelines allowing only three feet between students? Is CA supporting financial aid for students in need? What did CA learn from its year of living through a pandemic?”

Grandparents then headed off to class. In the Middle School, they dropped in on Zoom visits to English, Math, French, Science, Critical Thinking, Spanish, and Civics classes. Some grandparents attended a virtual Town Hall, hosted by Upper School Principal Dr. Jon Vogels, and heard about CA’s recent successes with the Ethics Bowl competition, Portfolio Shows, Mock Trial, and Speech and Debate. And what Grandparents Day would be complete without a musical performance from the rock band?

Did the day have the wonderful holiday meal featured at the traditional Grandparents Day?  Nope. But everyone is hoping that next school year will bring some normalcy (and turkey and stuffing) back to the CA campus—including the possibility that grandparents can again give and receive big hugs on a day devoted to them.