'Muffins for Mom' event at Westside Union Elementary in its eighth year

By Corey Pride / Cpride@losbanosenterprise.comMay 10, 2013 

Some third-graders in Stacy Betschart's class at Westside Union Elementary School brought a special guest with them Friday.

In honor of Mother's Day, Betschart held "Muffins for Mom." From 9 to 9:45 a.m. the mothers and motherly figures in her students' lives were invited to nibble on muffins and drink orange juice with the youngsters.

"This is probably about the eighth year I've done it, but there were a few years in between that it was hit and miss," Betschart said. "This is to honor those special women in (the students') lives that take care of them. I like bringing families together."

Each student stood and introduced their mother to the class and said why she was a special person in their life. Most children's response was that their mother helps them, feeds them or makes them laugh.

The entire class recited a poem honoring mothers.

Although not every student's parent was able to attend, Betschart provided a power-point presentation featuring all of her students' comments on why their mom is special.

"Seeing all the kids and their thoughts about their moms made me cry, very touching," Jessica Ramirez said as she helped her child with a word search puzzle.

Kim Mize said she gladly took time off from her full-time job to be at the event with her daughter.

"My daughter asked me a month ago and she was extremely excited," Mize said.

Betschart, a mother of four herself, said she thinks of her students as her extended family. She said it makes her happy to see the children show appreciation for their mothers.

Betschart used to also have Doughnuts for Dad in honor of Father's Day when the school district was on a multi-track schedule.

Enterprise reporter Corey Pride can be reached by phone at 388-6563 or cpride@losbanosenterprise.com

Enterprise reporter Corey Pride can be reached by phone at 388-6563 or cpride@losbanosenterprise.com

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