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March 26, 2013 > Sharing songs and kindness

Sharing songs and kindness

Submitted By Theresa Ho
Photos By Theresa Ho and Cheryl Gerard

Valentine's Day was made extra special for residents of Bethesda Christian Retirement Center by first and second graders of Lea's Christian School. Students gave up their daily story time for two weeks in order to learn love songs for the "grandmas" and "grandpas," some of whom sang along with the children.

For many years, the school's kindergarten through fourth grade students, have been interacting with residents of Bethesda. They serenade at Halloween and Christmas, and share a smile and some kind words. This year, the younger students provided a special treat by singing for Valentine's Day.

Lea's Christian School in Hayward is nondenominational serving children from pre-school through fourth grade. Lea's celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, and it continues its mission to provide a strong academic program as well as placing great emphasis on teaching values. The residents of Bethesda certainly agree that one value the students have learned is to respect and appreciate our elders. After all, it does take a village to raise a child.

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