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Grandparents' Day 2017

Grandparents’ Day, Friday, February 3, 2017

We are delighted to hear that you’ll be joining us for Grandparents’ Day at Orchard House School!  Your granddaughters are looking forward to hosting you for this special occasion.  The theme of the day is “Living Your Passion”. You will have the opportunity to see first-hand how the 8th graders at Orchard House have defined a passion of their own and shared it with younger students through a group project.  

As you get ready for your visit, we ask that you do a bit of pre-thought for a shared activity with your granddaughter.  You’ll have the chance to brainstorm a passion project that you could work on together.  Whether your idea is small or grand, the focus of the activity is to connect, to share stories, to talk about how passions can come to life. Even the smallest opportunity to connect over a common interest can leave a lasting impression!

Here is a little information to help you prepare for the logistics of the day:

Parking and Optional Shuttle Service:

Orchard House does not have a public parking lot, but there is plenty of street parking around the school on Allen Avenue, Grace Street, Monument Avenue, and Broad Street. Please be aware of signs indicating restricted parking. If you would like to use our shuttle service, please park in the front corner of Lowe's parking lot located at Broad Street and Allen Avenue.  Look for our OH school bus that will be there beginning at 12:00 p.m. An Orchard House Volunteer will also be there to greet you – look for balloons as a marker. The first shuttle will depart for school at 12:15 with a second shuttle leaving at 12:30


12:00 PM         Shuttle Service Begins             

12:30 PM         Homeroom Reception

1:00 PM           Passion Project Fair

2:00 PM           One-to-one Passion Project Brainstorming/Book Fair

3:00 PM          Final Program   

3:15 PM           Begin Departure (Book Fair continues until 4:00)

Contact Information:

Jane Carlson, Director of Advancement

Orchard House School

Address: 500 Allen Avenue

Phone: 804-228-2436 ext. 106

If you have certain needs that would require special parking or building accessibility, please call the school ahead of time.

We will see you this Friday!