Fairmount Pancake Breakfast Encourages Grandparent Involvement

Posted on 09/14/2017
Fairmount Pancake Breakfast Encourages Grandparent Involvement


Parents and grandparents play an important role in all facets of a student’s education. While parents tend to be on the front line for events, homework help, and day-to-day support, grandparents can play an integral role in their development as well.

To help promote grandparent involvement, the Fairmount Parent/Teacher Organization held their first Grandparent’s Pancake Breakfast. The event was a huge success, serving 670 attendees a total of more than 1,500 pancakes! Chris Cakes catered the event, with their speedy and energetic service.

Fairmount PTO President Tracy Heath said, “Grandparents play such a vital role in our support systems and time with them is very precious. We don’t have any events through the school that really brings in the extended family, so the grandparents love to see the building where their grandchildren go to school and spend time with them.”

Known for their energetic services, Chris Cakes flipped pancakes high into the air and even made some grandparents catch food on their plates. Over breakfast, parents and grandparents were able to chat and make new friends with other attendees at their table.

Grandparents from across the country came in for the event. “I had one grandma and grandpa from California that just touched my heart. They were here and so happy to be able to see their granddaughter’s school. It warmed my heart knowing they were so thankful that we could do that for them and have an event that got them into our school!” said Heath.

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