Students enjoy 'Pastries with Parents'

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) — Some school districts are trying to get parents more involved in their children's school, and Honeysuckle Middle School did Monday morning to bridge the gap.

Parents and their children were all smiles at the annual "Pastries with Parents,” something Principal Jeff Torrence looks forward to each year.

"We need to get our parents involved and get them to come out and spend some time talking about any concerns they might have and get to know them and build some relationships with them."

"I’m really into my children's schooling,” said Mindy Jerrett. “It's really important to come out and do this to meet parents and socialize."

When a student's parent can't make it, teachers and support staff sits in their place, because it's more than just a breakfast, it's the meaning behind it.

"It’s to also build that relationship between the faculty, staff and the parent. So that student understands that we're working together to make sure they are successful,” added Principal Torrence.

Once a month, Honeysuckle holds "Pizza with Parents," a similar initiative to bring more parental involvement in the classroom.

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