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Sept. 30 is Dads Take Your Child to School Day in Florida

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On Sept. 30, 2015, Lake County elementary schools are invited to participate in the statewide observance of Dads Take Your Child to School Day. On this day, fathers are encouraged to take their children to school. All father figures are welcome, including stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and other significant role models.  

Elementary schools in Lake County and around the state are planning various activities such as "Donuts with Dad" breakfasts, resource stations to help dads get more involved in the schools, and related student assignments.

The intent of this initiative is to highlight the significant difference fathers and father figures can make by taking a more active role in their children’s educational experience. According to information provided by the Florida Department of Education, when fathers play a more active role in a child’s education, these children perform better academically, have fewer discipline problems and become more responsible adults.

What about moms? Moms are vital in the lives of their children and are often the parent who is more involved in their children’s education. Dads Take Your Child to School Day is just one chance for us to shine the spotlight on dads and encourage men to get involved.

Look for more information on Dads Take Your Child to School Day from your student’s school.