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First-day celebration at Magnolia Elementary

August 5, 2002

By Mitch Kimbrell

Albany's Magnolia Elementary School not only welcomed students back this morning from the summer break, but they invited parents as well.

Around 125-parents either ate lunch with their children, signed up to be a mentor or enrolled their child in the Boy or Girl Scouts as part of First Day of School America.

Magnolia teacher Chet Dreschel says the only reason lots of parents come to school is for discipline.

"We wanted the first meeting that the parents have with the school to be a positive one. So many times we have parents come up and the only time they come into the building is if their student's in trouble."

This is the first year Magnolia Elementary has been a part of First Day of School America, but school officials plan to make it an annual event.

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