Dads Day Brings Special Guests to PQ

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Pequenakonck Elementary School students enjoyed breakfast and an opportunity to introduce their dads and other significant male role models, including granddads, brothers, uncles and family friends, to their school on Sept. 21 and 22.

For the second consecutive year, the school hosted Dads Take Your Child to School Day, a statewide initiative that spotlights the role fathers and other male role models play in the healthy development of their children.

After breakfast, dads walked their sons and daughters to their classrooms before gathering in the multipurpose room for a presentation from Assistant Principal Julio Vasquez. Vasquez spoke about some of the social-emotional support systems in place for students and encouraged the men to take an active role in promoting literacy in their sons in particular.

“Thank you for being here — we really appreciate it,” Vasquez told the guests, adding that their involvement in their children’s education is what makes PQ “a great school.”