PIQUA — Springcreek Primary School greeted students’ mothers and family members with a special treat this week, inviting them to a free breakfast for “Muffins for Mom.”
On Monday, the school served kindergarten students and their moms and other relatives in the morning before classes, then inviting first grade students on Tuesday, second grade students on Wednesday, and third grade students on Thursday.
Principal Connie Strehle said the goal of the event was “to get parents involved and get the parents in the school and see the positives” happening at Springcreek.
“Muffins for Mom” featured muffins, applesauce, and milk for everyone who attended, including coffee for the adults.
“We’ve had good attendance,” Strehle said. Assistant Principal Ross Loudenback noted that they exceeded over 100 attendees each morning at “Muffins for Mom.”
“It’s fun,” Strehle said. “They can bring their siblings, too.”
The school also provided the students with a card featuring reading tips with their breakfasts. Afterward, they had the opportunity to participate in the walking club at the school, where students can use pedometers to track how far they walk inside the gymnasium.
“In the winter, we’ll have ‘Donuts with Dad,’” Strehle said. “The kids love it.”
Strehle and Loudenback, along with other Springcreek employees, were also able to build positive relationships with parents and students’ families, as the event provided a different context for everyone to get together.
“It’s always one of our goals to build that bridge between home and school,” Loudenback said.
Strehle encouraged the parents to make time to interact with their kids, saying, “If you can give your child some time every night, that is awesome.”
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