took some time out Wednesday morning to show its appreciation for the men and women responsible for getting students safely to and from school every day.
Principal Dr. Meg Brooks and Administrative Intern Theresa Rose invited the drivers into the library for their annual appreciation breakfast, offering a meal in a relaxed atmosphere as a way to thank the drivers for the important work they do.
"We at Chesterfield view our bus drivers and those rides to school and home as an extension of our students' day," Rose said. "Those drivers are vital in the lives of our children in helping to get them to school safely but also keeping track of their demeanor and how kids are feeling. They provide great communication to our administration on helping our students be the best that they can be."
Around a dozen drivers took part in the event, which Rose led, and they all left with souvenirs such as thank-you cards and placemat art created by students as well as Chesterfield Elementary T-shirts.
"Some of those drivers have been with students for years, and they create those relationships with their families," Rose said. "We highly value and appreciate the relationship we create with our drivers."