Congresswoman Visits Bring Your Parent to Breakfast Event
Posted on 05/10/2016

NapolitanoOn May 3rd, Covina-Valley Unified School District (C-VUSD) welcomed special guest, United States Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano, to a Bring your Parent to Breakfast event at Manzanita Elementary School. Families were served whole grain pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links, fresh honeydew, cantaloupe, and strawberries. Bring Your Parent to Breakfast is an opportunity for parents to eat a school breakfast with their children and network with the school community.

During her visit to Manzanita Elementary, Congresswoman Napolitano talked with parents and District representatives, observed classroom lessons, and reviewed the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (FFVP).

C-VUSD Superintendent Dr. Richard Sheehan, and Manzanita Principal Susan Perez-May highlighted the existing programs at Manzanita Elementary and discussed plans for Districtwide programs such as implementing i-Ready, as well as next years’ English and Spanish Dual Immersion Learning Program.Napolitano

Students from Ms. Sutherland’s first and second grade combined classroom excitedly shared with Congresswoman Napolitano their favorite fruits that they’ve tried at Manzanita since the implementation of the FFVP. On the day of the event, students tried apriums, a hybrid fruit that is a cross of apricots and plums. Students also received a brief nutrition education lesson about apriums. The FFVP allows students to try unique fruit and vegetables three times per week, such as longans, lychees, and blood oranges. Principal Perez-May enthusiastically stated that this is a wonderful program that the students enjoy, and is impacting their fruit and vegetable choices outside of school.

At the end of her visit, Congresswoman Napolitano stated she learned so much about the programs C-VUSD offers its students. C-VUSD looks forward to future opportunities to collaborate with Congresswoman Napolitano to improve the local community, and the programs offered to the students it serves.