Students bring the VIP of their life to school

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.St. Charles School had their VIP Day to show off the school to the members of the community who do not get to see the school often. Approximately 280 guests visited students at the school.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.St. Charles School had a VIP Day on May 10 where students invited loved ones to the school for the morning. These important people were parents, grandparents, siblings and neighbors. Pictured, Joseph Dagati and his grandson Maximus Marino had breakfast together at the event.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Each of the St. Charles teachers set up special activities to showcase the skills of the students. For example, one sixth-grade class (pictured) had a science fair.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The home and school organization set up St. Charles School's VIP Day. One of the activities they planned for the guests and students was making cards for children without a VIP at the school in the art room. Pictured, Andrew Tuscano and his guest Larry made cards together.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The guests and students at St. Chales School on VIP Day had five sessions together where they ate in the cafeteria, met the teachers and had a prayer service in the gymnasium. Pictured, members of the school choir sang at the event.

By ZACK SHIVELY

zshively@vindy.com

St. Charles School invited the important people in their students’ lives to the school for a special day on May 10.

The event, called VIP Day, allowed all students to invite one person in their life who they love. The students could bring in a parent, grandparent, older sibling or a neighbor. The school received approximately 280 guests.

“The best part is seeing children surrounded by people who love them and are important to them,” said principal Mary Welsh. She said the students get love from their family, neighbors and school, showing that they are all important people, too.

The event began with half of the students and their guests going to either the cafeteria for a snack or a prayer service in the gymnasium. Later in the day, they visited whichever area they had not before.

While in the cafeteria, the guests could visit the nearby art room. They could make cards for the students who did not have a guest at the school. The art teacher gave the cards to the students later in the day as a present.

The home and school organization organized the program, with cochairs Abby Moore, Melanie Bodine and Elizabeth Chahine. They wanted to show off the school to the guests. They set up five sessions throughout the day that sent the guests to different parts of the school with the students.

Each of the teachers at the school organized special activities for the students to demonstrate their skills and learning. For example, students had a science fair in one room and played math games in another.

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