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A Special 100 Days Celebration

Bellevue Public Schools' students celebrated 100 days of school, and first graders at Belleaire Elementary had an extra special celebration today. First grade teacher Andrea Watterson had her 100-year-old grandmother, Blanche Halupnick, join in on the fun. Blanche is a former one-room schoolhouse teacher, and she is 100 years old. After the students learned about her teaching experience and asked questions, they gathered for a photo while Blanche rang her school bell from her teaching days in celebration of 100 days of school for the first graders. Andrea keeps her grandmother's school bell in her classroom on her desk as a special reminder.