School parades raise spirits of students and teachers

Burnette Elementary School fourth grader Jaycen Melendez set down the piece of poster board he was holding for a few minutes to throw a football with his dad at the entrance of the Chattahoochee Run subdivision in Suwanee. After a few days of cold weather, rain and digital learning it felt good to be outside.

After about 15 minutes, he and a few of his Burnette Elementary classmates and neighbors were focused on a line of cars rolling into the neighborhood behind a Suwanee Police Department cruiser. Jaycen and his sister, Gianna, waved at the caravan as he held up his sign that read, “THANK YOU FOR TEACHING US.”