Grandparents & Grandfriends Day

Grandparents and Grandfriends Day

Grandparents and Grandfriends Day 2023

If you have any questions, or to get involved in our Grandparents Society, please call Jackie Cistaro at 973-602-3603 or email


List of 5 items.

  • Why is Grandparents/GrandFriends Day so important to us at Golda Och Academy?

    One of the important Jewish values that we teach our students is L’dor Va’dor- from generation to generation. Our goal for this very special all-school day is to promote relationships among the generations and with our school. We want you to see firsthand what our students learning and the special environment that we have created at Golda Och Academy. Please enjoy this special day!    
  • What are the Lower School and Upper School programs?

    At the Lower School, Grandfriends or Grandparents together with their grandchild/ren– take part in 2 sessions of group activities, that encompass our Judaic and general studies programs. At the Upper School, visitors will be provided with lunch, will enjoy a choir performance, participate in a student activities fair, as well as attend a class with their grandchild/ren. 
  • Can we offer a remote option this year?

    For the past three years, due to the pandemic, we worked hard to present this special day remotely to keep everyone connected when visitors could not be welcomed to our campus for health reasons. It was wonderful to see grandparents and Grandfriends virtually from around the country and in Israel. This year, we are excited to welcome you all to school and present this program in person only. For out of town Grandparents/Grandfriends, there will be a follow up email with a lot of special videos and pictures that you can enjoy. 
  • How do we choose the date for Grandparents & Grandfriends Day?

    We take great care in choosing the date and times of this event. We want to create a welcoming experience for grandparents while ensuring that student learning is minimally interrupted, including standardize testing and Jewish holiday programming. We apologize that it is impossible to find a date that works for all of our special Grandparents and Grandfriends. If you can’t be there, we hope you will join us at school milestones or other school events.
  • What happens if no one is able to visit my child(ren)?

    While Grandparents & Grandfriends Day is a special event where relatives can bond and see your children in action at school, we take special care in ensuring that all of our students—whether they have a visitor or not—feel included during the day. At the Lower School all students will be doing group projects and at the Upper School students attend regular classes.

Lower School Visit (Grades Pre-K though 5)
8:30 – 8:45am:   Registration and refreshments
8:45 – 9:00am:   Welcome
9:00 – 10:30am:  Program with students and teachers
10:35 - 11:00am: Photos and departure
Upper School Visit (Grades 6 through 11)
11:30 – 12:50pm:  Lunch, program and photos
1:00 – 2:00pm:    Attend class with grandchildren
2:10 pm             Departure

Our school is grateful for the tremendous support of our grandparents that helps make everything we do at GOA possible.