Boardman's Robinwood elementary students share KISS day with loved ones


Bridget Benson, a second-grader at Robinwood Lane Elementary, invited her grandmothers to school Thursday for one simple reason.

“Because I love them,” she said bashfully.

Bridget, along with the rest of the kindergarten, first- and second-grade students at Robinwood, spent the morning with “someone special.” She invited Sandy Benson of Boardman and Dolores Burke, who came all the way from Conneaut.

Thursday marked the school’s annual Kids Invite Someone Special — or KISS — Day. Students invited the special someone of their choice, and then spent part of the day showing them their classroom and school work and putting on a musical show.

The event, which Boardman schools have done for many years, is meant “to bring the community in,” Robinwood Lane Principal Don Robinson said. The other elementary schools have KISS Days throughout the school year.

“We get a lot of grandparents, aunts, uncles. It’s just nice to get them into our school and show them what it’s all about,” Robinson said.

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