Owensboro Catholic Schools K-3 Campus offered several events to celebrate family while promoting National School Breakfast Week March 4-8. The week was designed to show parents, students and school officials the benefits of fueling up for the day with a healthy school breakfast.
Cafeteria manager Kelly Trogden organized the week of events, including Muffins with Mom on Tuesday and Donuts with Dad on Thursday. Including families during the week to eat with the students touched on the family cornerstone of the school system.
Parents were invited to eat daily with their students and Trogden said the two theme days were so successful that she will continue to hold these events throughout the year. The K-3 campus has a total of 345 students enrolled.
“Including kids, there were 358 who participated in Muffins with Mom and 305 who participated in Donuts with Dad,” Trogden said.
Students at OCS K-3 Campus enjoy National School Breakfast Week
Christie Hagan is a parent of a kindergarten student and experienced Muffins with Mom for the first time.
“It was really special to spend one-on-one time with my son,” Hagan said.
Second-grader Isaac Self enjoyed visiting with his dad as he ate breakfast, as did first-grader Kami Fulkerson.
“My favorite part was that I got to eat and talk with my mom,” Kami said.
Students who ate breakfast at school were entered into various drawings throughout the week. The class who had the most students eat school breakfast will receive a class ice cream party.