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Grandparents' Day Held at California Elementary School

Grandparents' Day Held at California Elementary School

September 13th, 2011 in News

Deborah Francis' third grade class pays attention as Beverly Simmons recalls stories of her time as a child.

Photo by John Inman

Grandparents of California Elementary School (CES) third graders came to the school for the annual Grandparents' Day breakfast and visit Friday, Sept. 9. The visit started with third graders meeting their grandparents and escorting them to a table in the cafeteria where they gave them "World's Greatest Grandparent" ribbons.

After a short visit the students and grandparents went through the food line which included cinnamon rolls, juice, milk and coffee. Grandparents were escorted to the third graders' classes where they told their grandchildren stories of when they were in school.

"We feel the Grandparents' Day is important so the students can see what it was like when their grandparents were students," Deborah Francis, CES third grade teacher whose classes have participated in the event for eight years, said. "The grandparents get to see how grandchildren act in school and see how they can help them. They can see how the times have changed and just spend time with their grandchildren."

For more of this story check out the Sept. 14 issue of the California Democrat.