River Springs students celebrate elders

Photo by Hemet River Springs Quest Student Center
A trip to the dessert bar had these adults displaying their sweet tooths!

■ Jennifer Martin / Contributed

Honor and belonging are intentional foci of River Springs Hemet Quest Student Center. Sept. 15 was a perfect day for the school’s students to celebrate and honor students’ grandparents and significant elders.
More than 300 people participated, and grandparents or significant elders joined their student at dismissal time, when the campus was transformed into a heart-warming art studio, dessert bar, museum of masterpieces, and photo booths.
Together the students and their special adults shared in creating a meaningful craft, a delightful dessert (or two), silly photo booths that filled the room with giggles, and the opportunity to purchase highly-coveted student art. What a thrill it was to see the many generations joined together as they demonstrate how we all belong and more importantly how everyone has so much to offer.
Jennifer Martin is principal of Hemet River Springs Quest Student Center at 790 W. Acacia Ave. in Hemet.

Photo by Hemet River Springs Quest Student Center
Students and the adults they honored share a sweet treat from the dessert bar.
Photo by Hemet River Springs Quest Student Center
This young girl was able to honor one of her favorite people during the celebration.
Photo by Hemet River Springs Quest Student Center
The special relationship between children and their grandparents was celebrated.
Photo by Hemet River Springs Quest Student Center
Doughnuts, cookies, brownies and cake pops were just some of the sweet treats offered.

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