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Families Bond, Boogie at Family Dance

Gladiola Elementary School students perfected line dances twirled, do-si-doed with their parents, and ate sweet treats at the annual Family Dance.

For families it was all about enjoying a night out of music and fun, but the dance, organized by the school’s Family Council, is an effort to build relationships and an overall support system within the school and community, said Principal Craig Hoekstra.

“Any opportunity to build a home-school connection is extremely important,” he said.

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Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers and On-the-Town Magazine. She has been covering the many exciting facets of K-12 public education for School News Network since 2013. Read Erin's full bio or email Erin.

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