Joseph Martin Elementary School students said "I love you, Mom" with delicious muffins Friday during "Muffins with Mom," the school’s annual mother-appreciation breakfast.
Mothers and their children waited in a line that wound from the school’s entrance and along the front drive back toward the parking lot. As students and their moms entered the school, they were greeted by staff. Each received a carnation supplied by Stacey’s Florist. Colorful posters personalized by students declaring their love for their mothers lined the hallway.
JME Principal Kathy Moody said the yearly breakfast is a way to show moms at the start of the school year that they are welcome in their children’s school. Moody said fathers are not left out; dads are invited to "Donuts with Dad" in the spring.
Moody said the breakfast is paid for from the principals’ fund and fundraisers.
Moody and a number of faculty members served mothers and students blueberry and banana nut muffins, orange juice and coffee to help them start the day. Mothers and their children sat in the cafeteria to share some one-on-one time.
"I think it’s awesome. It’s a nice way to spend time with the kids," said mother Gloria McCall, who sat with her daughter, Asilynn, and son, Andre.
McCall said her daughter was excited about the breakfast and reminded her about the event every day that week.
"Being a mom is hard. It’s nice to be appreciated," said mother Tyra Richardson, who sat with her daughter, Jaelyn. "It’s not something they (Joseph Martin Elementary) have to do, so I think it’s nice."