Breakfast Buddies

Dear Business and Community Members,

We are excited to continue our “Breakfast Buddies” Program. This year Hugh Mercer Elementary School, Lafayette Elementary School and Walker-Grant Middle School will be participating. Our vision for this program is to encourage community members to enjoy breakfast with a recommended student on a regular basis and through that develop a meaningful relationship that could positively impact the student for the rest of their lives!

To be a participant/mentor in this program we request that you make a commitment of at least one semester to this student. The time commitment would mean you would enjoy breakfast (approximately 30 minutes) with your assigned student on a schedule, either on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. The meals would be free of charge. We ask that you sign in each time to receive a visitor’s badge. As a thank you, with your permission, we will list the names of the individuals and/or businesses that participate in our principal’s newsletters and on our website!

We hope that you will join us as we partner with families, schools, and our community to make a difference in the lives and educational experience of our FCPS students. If you are interested, please contact the staff members listed below at the school of your choice.

Thank you for your consideration in this opportunity to partner with our Fredericksburg City Public School students, families, and schools.

Division Level

Contact Person: Ms. Sandy Gillenwater, Director of Family & Community Engagement and Special Initiatives


Address: 210 Ferdinand Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Phone: (540) 372-1130

Hugh Mercer Elementary School

Contact Person: Ms. Shemika Cooper, School Psychologist Specialist


Address: 2100 Cowan Boulevard, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Phone: (540) 372-1115 

Lafayette Elementary

Contact Person: Ms. Sarah Brady, School Counselor


Address: 3 Learning Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Phone: (540) 310-0029 

Walker-Grant Middle School

Contact Person: Ms. Emma Brown, Assistant Principal


Address: 1 Learning Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Phone: (540) 372-1145