John Pearl Students Visit their Grandfriends

John Pearl Students Visit their Grandfriends Photo

John Pearl Elementary School fourth-grade students in John Kreuscher’s class and School Youth and Family Services Coordinator Donna Leopardi recently visited their ‘Grandfriends’ of The Arbors Assisted Living Facility of Bohemia for a special ‘Game Day.’

Throughout the course of their visit, the class was able to have some fun and share a few smiles with the residents as they played games such as Scrabble, UNO, Hedbanz and the ever-popular checkers.

 “The program is designed to extend beyond the schoolhouse, and to encourage students to also be model citizens within their community,” said Mrs. Leopardi. “Students develop empathy and the understanding of the importance of what another generation has to offer.”