Syracuse gets INSTITUTION-alized!
500 Head Start teachers and staff members showed up to learn more about working with families in Head Start programs.
Strong Fathers founder, Michael J. Hall, is honored as one of ten Fatherhood Champions of Change at The White House. He was recognized as one who is doing tremendous work in the field of fatherhood and addressing the needs low-income men and boys.
Sigler Elementary hosted a Strong Fathers-Strong Families Dad and Kid Science Night. There was a great crowd and we had great fun. Even the principal got involved! Thanks to Mr. Arend and Ms. Ordoñez for hosting a great event. Not only did the dads and kids get to take home all of their science activities they also all received a brand new air rocket to use at home as well. We are looking forward to mat night at Sigler coming up in the Spring semester.
Had a great morning with all of the dads and kids at Millsap Elementary’s Bring Your Dad to School Day sponsored by the Millsap After School Program (MAP). Teachers did a great job showing the dads how hard the kids work and how they work with so much new technology. Thanks to all of the dads that showed up to support their kids and the school.
Westwood ISD (Palestine, TX) has great schools with great teachers and great families. We had a fun time in a full cafeteria with dads and kids playing cards and dice games to learn math. There was a lot of fun with lots of people, and special thanks to the School Board for hosting the event with cookies and refreshments. Also thanks to so many teachers that helped and hung out with us for a great night.
The first time Strong Fathers-Strong Families worked with Hardeman Elementary Mr. Drysdale was a teacher. Now, he is RUNNING the place. Mr. Drysdale and his great staff showed dads what Hardeman is all about and dads got to see how smart their kids were becoming and all of the great things that go on in class on a daily basis. Strong Fathers is working at Hardeman as part of the ASPIRE program, the Birdville ISD After School Program. We look forward to great math and science nights coming up later in the school year.
The Forman Fathers came out in force for the Bring Your Dad to School Day at Forman Elementary. Principal Tramy Tran fed all of the dads and they got to see all of the great things that go on in class at Forman Elementary. After their visit the parents all attended a workshop about the value and strength of involved fathers. The Forman families always do a great job of supporting their kids, their teachers, and their school. Looking forward to a couple more programs at Forman later in the year.
We have been at Reno Elementary for so long that the students that were there when we started are almost finished with college! However, some of the dads are still coming back with younger kids. It is always great to be at a school just around the corner from the family farm. Thanks to all of the dads that came out and spent time with your kids in class and even put up with me for another round.
Meadows Elementary families always like to come out to Strong Father events and they always like to have a good time. We love working with families that want to have fun with their child while they are trying to teach them. There was a lot of fun and learning going on at Meadows Elementary Dad and Kid Math Night.
The fine folks of Comfort Elementary (Comfort, TX) have been trying a couple of years to get a Strong Fathers event in their school. After scheduling, negotiating, meeting, and cajoling we finally all made it happen. And happen it did. Comfort fathers came out in truckloads (or at least in trucks!) and supported their kids and their school. We are hoping to get back to Comfort in the Spring for a couple more events. Thanks to all for a great day.
There was some serious competition going on at Christie Elementary for Dad and Kid Math Night. The kids were very determined to make sure that they were going to try to win as many games as possible. They also had to make sure that their dads were not cheating! Sometimes they are pretty good at that!