A school breakfast for parents
The academic year came to a close Friday within Madera Unified School District, but at Cesar Chavez Elementary the holiday break wasn’t going to start without a pancake breakfast as old as the school itself.
More than 1,000 people filled the school’s cafeteria before 8 a.m. for the breakfast, where students cook and serve the fluffy hot cakes to their parents, friends, or teachers and, as always, everything is free.
Principal Stephanie McPherson said the event, in its eighth year, not only brings the community together but teaches children the importance of working for others.
“Kids are used to their parents doing for them but at this event the kids get to do for their parents,” McPherson said. “This brings out that sharing, the caring, the togetherness, and lets the community know the school is here for them.” ...