DADS AND MEN INVITED TO SCHOOL SEPTEMBER 20
The Niagara Falls City School District is proud to be joined Catholic Academy and Niagara County Headstart and community partners the Boys & Girls Club, the City of Niagara Falls, Family & Children’s Services of Niagara, Focus on Families, the Niagara Falls Housing Authority, the Niagara Falls Police Department, the City of Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Casey House, and Legislator Owen Steed.
The State-wide event encourages fathers and men of significance in the lives of children to take that special child to school; it will be held September 20.
District Public Relations Director Judie Gregory Glaser is chairing the District’s participation in the event.
“There has been tremendous support for this event to reinforce the importance of men in the lives of children,” Glaser said, citing donations from Maid of the Mist, Four Seasons Cinema, the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, the Aquarium of Niagara and Niagara University, each of which contributed items to be used as door prizes at elementary schools.
Participants will include fathers, grandfathers, foster fathers, stepfathers, uncles, cousins, big brothers, significant male caregivers and family friends. In Niagara Falls, students and participants will be welcomed to the new school year by police officers and Board of Education members.
Every adult who participates will receive a bumper sticker that says, “I took my child to school,” and will receive some information on the school, volunteering, or the District.
“We want this to be Step One in making fathers and men feel valued and welcomed in our schools,” Gregory said.
Partnering agencies are cooperating by posting flyers, informing employees, adding the information to that agency’s website and social media pages, and/or being present at a particular school to welcome students and men.
“The participation of so many organizations, agencies, and individuals sends a strong message that the community supports men who support the educational and general well-being of their children and the children in their lives.”
Judie Gregory Glaser
Community/Public Relations Director