The School District of Manatee County is celebrating ‘Dads Take Your Child to School Day’ on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. It’s a statewide initiative of the Florida Department of Education to encourage fathers and male role models to become involved in the education of their children as a means for increasing student achievement.
Tara Elementary School hosted dozens of dads for the occasion. Students enjoyed eating a free, healthy breakfast alongside their fathers. Principal Laura Campbell said that Dads would be dining in the cafe for lunch, too. The “Knights” are also hosting a Family Bingo Night, in which hundreds more Dads are expected to attend.
Those who visited Blackburn Elementary School in Palmetto received a sweet treat. The school hosted ‘Pastries for Families’ and shared some photos on their Twitter page with a shout out, “A big thank you to our parents for supporting our school!”
Sea Breeze Elementary School in West Bradenton invited fathers to enjoy a meal outdoors. “Thank you DADS and FAMILIES for bringing your child to school and enjoying breakfast at Sea Breeze Elementary. You SOAR!” was later posted on their Facebook page.
All male role models were invited to participate in #FLDadsAtSchoolDay, including stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and mentors. Even though the free breakfast offer was only for District elementary schools, staff at Johnson Middle School handed out treat bags to those who dropped their students off at school.
At Williams Elementary School in Parrish, the PTO proudly posted nearly 150 photos of different “VIP’s” who brought their students to school today. It looks like everyone started off their day with lots of smiles and hugs!
Dads left Braden River Elementary School in East Manatee County with bags of Tootsie Rolls boasting a message that we would like to share with all of you Dads and other male role models…
You ROCK! Thanks for the ROLL that you play!
#WeManatee stands for We are the School District of Manatee County. No matter what challenges we face, we strengthen each other when we stand together.