Back to school picnic brings together Lester Street community - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Kontji Anthony

Back to school picnic brings together Lester Street community

Students in Memphis' Binghamton community gathered for their first Back to School picnic Saturday afternoon.
    
Lester Elementary and East High School kids took time to celebrate change for the new school year.
   
New Lester Elementary School Principal Dr. Cedrick Gray is excited for the coming year, and the chance to implement a new mission statement: "Lester School, the heart of Binghamton, around the corner from Harvard", as in Harvard University.
   
Lester Elementary is located four blocks from Harvard Avenue.

"If we prepare our students the right way, that when they leave this building, they'll be figuratively and literally around the corner from Harvard," said Gray. "So, we're embracing that new vision statement."
    
He also stressed how important it is for children, parents and faculty to spend time in the community outside of school.
    
Gray hopes to make this picnic an annual event for the children of Binghampton.
   


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