Kids, grandparents enjoy breakfast

Published 4:40 pm Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Grandparents join Meadow View Elementary School students for breakfast at the school on Oct. 10 in Alabaster. (Reporter Photo/Jon Goering)

NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

Meadow View Elementary School’s cafeteria was filled to the brim with parents and grandparents starting the day together on Oct. 10 during the school’s annual grandparent breakfast.

During the breakfast, school administrators gave kids a little extra time to spend with their family members before heading off to class or to the school’s book fair, which was being held in the MVES library.

Alabaster resident Anne Shiller spent the morning with her grandson, Luke Roberts, who is in first grade at MVES.

“It’s fun, and he enjoys going to the book fair,” Shiller said with a laugh, noting she also recently went to a grandparent breakfast with her granddaughter at Thompson Intermediate School.

Roberts smiled and nodded his head when asked if he enjoyed having breakfast with his grandmother.

Dorothy Ragland and her great-granddaughter, MaKayla Ragland, were also having fun spending time together.

“She comes to eat lunch with me, too,” MaKayla, who is in second grade, said with a smile.

The breakfast marked the third straight grandparent breakfast Dorothy Ragland had attended with MaKayla. She said no trip to the school is complete without a visit to the book fair after breakfast.

“Oh yeah, she’s already hit me up for that,” Dorothy Ragland said with a laugh.

A little further up the line leading into the lunchroom, Bill Paracca was experiencing his first visit to the school with is grandsons, Major and Charlie.

“It’s a nice school. It sure is big,” Paracca said. “It’s been a great experience this morning.”

The lunchroom visitors were not only grandparents, as Tracy Wright took a break from volunteering at the school to eat breakfast with her daughter, Jordyn, who is in kindergarten.

“I’m actually a volunteer here, so I’m standing in for her grandparents,” Tracy Wright said, noting Jordyn’s grandparents live out of town.

Jordyn was already making plans for her mother to share a future meal with her in the MVES lunchroom.

“Can you come eat lunch with me too?” Jordyn said.