Kings Chapel Elementary’s Grandparents Day draws hundreds

awoolen@macon.comSeptember 18, 2013 

PERRY -- Grandparents outnumbered students at Kings Chapel Elementary School for its annual Grandparents Day on Friday.

About 800 grandparents signed up for the luncheon, according to assistant principal Eddie Williams.

A variety of activites such as a luncheon, visiting the classrooms and a performance were held for the guests.

The gym was filled with 400 chairs for three musical performances, and each time it was near capacity. The visitors were treated to a variety of songs from Disney films such as “Mary Poppins,” “The Lion King” and “Aladdin.”

It was two fourth-grader’s favorite part of the day.

Fourth- grade student Colby Dent was fond of “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” from “The Lion King.”

His classmate Evan Parsons especially liked singing “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”

His grandmother, Nancy Hursey from Warner Robins, has been to the school several times with her other grandchildren.

“I think it’s great. I get to see what his day is like,” she said.

Fourth-grader Carson Mashburn said he was happy his grandmother was there spending time with him.

Jan Thomas has been to Grandparents Day for the last six years.

“It’s like a tradition to her,” said Carson, 9.

Kandice Lumpkin, also 9, is her grandmother’s youngest grandchild.

“I only have one more year to go through it,” said Lillie Lumpkin, who lives in Unadilla. “I just love her.”

Gifted and talented fourth grade teacher Susan Franklin said her students get so excited about the day. To prepare, they create apostic poems, which spell out “grandparent.”

“They look forward to their grandparent coming to spoil them,” she said.


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