Did you know that the first largely recognized Mother’s Day Celebration is due in part to the financial backing of a Pennsylvania resident? Back in 1908, thanks to funding from John Wanamaker of Philadelphia, thousands of people attended a Mother’s Day event at one of Wanamaker’s retail stores. The celebration was prompted by Anna Jarvis in an attempt to honor all mothers and the sacrifices made on behalf of their children.
Following the success of this event, Anna started a campaign reaching out to newspapers and politicians to effect this holiday. Woodrow Wilson- in 1914- signed a measure to officially establish the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.
While as educators we pride ourselves on nurturing the young children in our care physically, cognitively, and emotionally we say thank you to all the mothers and grandmothers of our students for putting trust and confidence in us to continue the educational journey that you have begun.
Wishing everyone . . .
- The opportunity to spend time with the special mother and grandmother in your life.
- Time to reflect and bathe in the memories of the special mothers and grandmothers no longer here with us.
- The time and space for mothers and grandmothers to express self-love and be mindful of their own needs.
Extending wishes of a Happy Mother’s Day! Make it the best one yet with the intent to create beautiful memories!