St. Patrick Catholic School

122 West Street, Portland, MI   (517) 647-7551

Reflections by Randy Hodge

Mothers Day Tea; Always a Special Day

Posted on May 20, 2018 at 11:55 AM

As we all already know and as the Bible reminds us in Proverbs 31:10 – 30, moms are extremely special! Our St. Patrick School kindergarten students want to ensure their moms know this so every year they host and participate in an extremely special event called the “Mother’s Day Tea.”

Much time, thought, practice and preparation are put in by our kindergarten students each year as they get ready to host the big day. When it finally arrives, they come to school dressed to the nines in their Sunday best.

In the afternoon, the mothers arrive and are escorted to the parish hall which has been decorated with posters made by the students. These posters include a portrait of their mom and a poem they wrote.

One of the kindergarten students opens with a welcome and then I lead everyone in prayer. After prayer, the students read out loud the history of Mother’s Day. Following the history, students present the book Love You Forever by Robert Munsch to their moms and sing the main verse from the book: I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.”

Following the reading, students serenade their moms with a few songs. This year’s selections included: “Moms are Made That Way”, “I’ve Got Something Special”, “a Mother’s Day Alphabet” and “If You Love Your Mom.”

Following the songs, the moms and their student get to watch a slideshow which has a picture of each kindergartner with their mom. There is also a slide where every student tells their mom why they’re special to them.

Following all the presentations the moms and their child are able to indulge in special treats, all made by Dad, or at least that’s what is requested. Moms can relax, spend time with their child and have time to socialize with the other class moms before departing for the weekend.

In all, it is such a special day for our kindergarten moms. There is hardly a dry eye as the students present the book and sing their songs. This great, long-time tradition here at St. Patrick School provides our moms and their children with a memory that will last a lifetime.

Thank you to Miss Chamberlain and the Class of 2030 on a marvelous presentation for their mothers. All of us at St. Patrick School hope and pray that all moms had a very special and blessed Mother’s Day!

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