Centennial Secondary held a get-together for all students and their grandparents. The Grandparents Tea was held near the Christmas Holidays in the cafeteria. The cafeteria was decorated with seasonal displays and the foods classes provided the treats. Talented students from the school performed, while grandparents had tea and desserts with their grandson or granddaughter. The event was free to all students and grandparents. A photographer was also made available to take free group portraits to commemorate the event. This was a great opportunity for the students to show their grandparents the school that they attend, and make some connections with extended families and the school.
Other schools have done this as a Seniors Tea. This allows the school to make unique connections with the seniors in the community. Some are former grads, and others just want an outing with some young people. It makes for a great community connection.