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Farmington Elementary First Grade Students rolled out the red carpet for their Grandparents during the school's annual "Grand Day" held on May 6, 2011....

Farmington Elementary First Grade Students rolled out the red carpet for their Grandparents during the school's annual "Grand Day" held on May 6, 2011.

Over 250 attended to show their support and were treated to a musical performance like none other! The day included a school and classroom tour and an chance to eat lunch together.

Students who have strong family support are likely to perform better in the classroom, signaling the strong impact programs like "Grand Day" can have on student achievement.

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  • FARMINGTON ELEMENTARY GRAND DAYFarmington Elementary School – Friday, May 6
  • Principal Ben Januschka thanked over 250 visitors for attending and showing support for their students.
  • Then it was showtime courtesy of the 111 First Grade students at the school.
  • Music Specialist Doris McNamara
    worked with the students.
  • Support and appreciation was in large supply. Grandparents traveled from at least 8 states to attend including California, Louisiana and South Dakota along with all corners of Minnesota.
  • Students learned American Sign Language and were able to use if for a complete song.
  • Video and digital cameras were in hand to capture this once-in-a-lifetime event!
  • Students put on a show to remember!
  • Students put on a show to remember!
  • Students put on a show to remember!
  • The Grandparents navigated the cozy hallways of Farmington Elementary.
  • Inside the classroom
  • Students and teachers took time for some photos.
  • Family support for students is a key
    contributor to success in school.
  • On to the lunchroom where Grandparents and students shared lunch.
  • Grandparents navigated the lunch line with ease!
  • Turkey Gravy with Mashed Potatoes and fresh fruit! Healthy and Fun!
  • It was the end of a Grand Day at school.
  • Benefits of Family
    Involvement For Student
    Achievement
    • Higher grades and test scores.
    • Better attendance and more homework done.
    • More positive attitudes and behavior.
    • Higher graduation rates.
    • Greater enrollment in postsecondary education