Niagara Gazette


August 25, 2013

Falls schools preparing for annual 'Dad Take Your Child to School Day'

Niagara Gazette — Niagara Falls City Schools and Catholic Academy are gearing up for the third annual “Dads Take Your Child To School Day,” set for Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Though the school year has yet to start, organizers are looking to expand on the popular outreach, which encourages fathers and other men of importance in the lives of children attending area schools to bring their child to their building and stop in for a little conversation with other men in attendance.

It’s meant to encourage men to be part of their child’s morning routine, according to Judie Glaser, one of its organizers.

“In no way are we diminishing the importance of moms and women in children’s lives,” she said. “We are taking this day to highlight the importance of men in what traditionally has been an area where we see more females than males at the school.”

The statewide program is seven years old and is a cousin to the nationwide Million Father March, now in its ninth year.

Community leaders are among the many men volunteering their morning, including Sen. George Maziarz, legislators Dennis Virtuoso and Owen Steed, Sheriff James Voutour, Mayor Paul Dyster and Councilman Charles Walker. Falls police officers and the Niagara Falls High School Football Wolverines will also take part. These participants will be at various schools greeting men.

Door prizes will also be awarded and include donations from the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, the Carrousel Museum, Maid of the Mist and Niagara University, among others. In addition, each attendee will receive a bumper sticker and a magnet.

Various community agencies are also participating, including Niagara County Headstart, Focus on Families, Family & Children’s of Niagara and the Niagara Falls Housing Authority.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page