Queens for a Day

All it took was muffins, juice, and nail polish to make some Palmer Elementary moms feel like royalty.

The school held its first annual “Queen for a Day” event Friday morning. The pre-Mother’s Day gathering allowed students to pamper their mothers and other important women in their life by painting their nails, making them crowns, and sharing breakfast. 

Two women, each holding a young child, all smiling

“We were looking for an opportunity to get the community through the doors and enjoy time with their children at school,” said Palmer Elementary principal Toby Youngs. “This was a perfect way to get children to honor the special ladies in their lives.”

And, those ladies enjoyed their time.

“I think it’s awesome. It’s great for the school to do something to let the kids celebrate their moms,” said Megan Root, mother of pre-k student Brantlee Root.

“I think it’s a really great event. There are a lot of happy kids,” said Sally Forbidussi, mother of 3rd grader Gabriella Forbidussi.

Families filled the large and small cafeterias, with the spaces featuring a makeshift nail salon and photo booth. The school is planning a similar event in June called, “Who’s Your Superhero?” The idea is to allow children bring their fathers or father figures to school for fun and activities before Father’s Day.  

A woman and young girl sitting at a table with a glass with a sign that says mom on the table 

“The turnout was awesome. It was great for it being the first time having this. Everyone had fun and walked away with their nails beautifully painted,” said teacher Danielle Saraceno.

 “I liked making crowns,” said Brantlee Root. “But, my favorite part was my family.”

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