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Some Albany grandparents return to school

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Students from Ms. Brown's 3rd grade class get ready for their performance. Students from Ms. Brown's 3rd grade class get ready for their performance.
A sign on the board at Ms. Brown's 3rd grade class greets grandparents and friends. A sign on the board at Ms. Brown's 3rd grade class greets grandparents and friends.
Grandparents make their way from the gym to the 5th grade classes. Grandparents make their way from the gym to the 5th grade classes.
How many words can you make out of "Grandparent's Day"?  The highest number in this class was 55. How many words can you make out of "Grandparent's Day"? The highest number in this class was 55.
Cornbread mix awaits the grandparents in Ms. Brown's 3rd grade class. Cornbread mix awaits the grandparents in Ms. Brown's 3rd grade class.
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How long has it been since you've been inside of a school?

For some Albany grandparents it's only been a few hours.

Hundreds of them were at Lake Park Elementary School today to spend time with their grandchildren. They played games, heard songs and even had some snacks courtesy of the school's Parent-Teacher Organization.

While the students spend plenty of time with the grandparents outside of school, they also time inside the classroom, and that can help them once they leave school.

Nathan Masters and Third Grader at Lake Park Elementary School said, "I mean, it's just great to have them here."

Catherine Whitfield, the Principal of Lake Park Elementary School said, "as long as they know that somebody is behind them, supporting them and lets them know how important they think education is, that's one of the biggest things, the biggest differences in determining whether a child is going to be successful in school or not.

Grandparents Day has been going on at Lake Park Elementary for nearly a decade. Whitfield says that the students have been preparing for the day for weeks.

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