Wednesday was homecoming for grandparents of students attending St. Mary of the Assumption School in Santa Maria.
About 150 of the family elders — many who attended the Catholic school themselves — were on campus to celebrate grandparents day as part of Catholic Schools Week.
Students served the grandparents lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the school’s multi-purpose facility. After lunch, the grandparents were invited to join students in their classrooms to share class activities.
The lunch location has been designated by the Santa Maria Historical Site of Significance as the former site of the first Catholic church in Santa Maria, founded in 1906. Many of the grandparents attended St. Mary of the
Assumption School when the original church was still standing.
The school, which serves more than 250 students in preschool through eighth grade, was founded Sept. 14, 1938, and is the Santa Maria Valley’s oldest Catholic school.