Donuts with Dad Day at McNair Elementary
There were smiles all around when dads and male role models (adult brothers, uncles, and grandfathers) converged at McNair Elementary School for the annual Dad’s Day. After sharing a breakfast of fresh doughnuts, dads walked their children to class and then went to work volunteering around the school. Throughout the day, dads could be found organizing books in the library, maintaining calm in the cafeteria during lunchtime, doing office chores for staff members (copying, laminating, or producing materials for classes), and otherwise lending a hand wherever they were needed.
“Having a dad’s day is a different type of magic,” said event coordinator Erika Mendoza, the school’s parent liaison. “This is a unique way for dads to connect with their children and their school. The kids feel super special and important, they feel proud of their school, their teacher, and classmates. And having dad in school for part of the day is the cherry on top!”
A lot of times dads work so they don't get a chance to get involved, this is my first time in the school.
I get to help out with the school, I think it's wonderful that they have volunteer events.
I don't get a chance to spend much time with him... it's hard. Today it was 2.5 hours to get here... Here I am.
I always try to take whatever opportunities I can to do something with them. It makes them feel special.