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CES launches ‘Moms and Muffins’ program

SPECIAL TO THE SIGNAL

Central Elementary School continues its thrust toward parental and community involvement with a “Moms and Muffins” program.

“When children feel valued, they are more likely to avoid unsafe behaviors, cultivate healthy habits and skills and stay in school,” said Central Elementary Gifted/Talented teacher Paula Westmoreland.

She said parents who are engaged with the lives of their children and their school helps students towards greater levels of success. Involved parents lead to advanced achievement and student growth.

According to Westmoreland, in the drive toward flourishing students, Central Elementary invited all moms to visit the school on Nov. 16 and have muffins with their children. Harvey Means, principal, and Katrina Roper-Smith, instructional assistant, gave the mothers a rousing welcome.

She said more than 100 were in attendance, and the program was enjoyed by all.

She said Central Elementary School values the contributions of parents and community and continues to encourage everyone in the community to become involved with the students.