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Dads Day Event Draws Over 800 Father Figures to Peekskill Schools

On Tuesday, September 19, over 800 father figures from the Peekskill City School District accompanied their students to school as part of the New York State 2018 "Dads Take Your Child to School Day" initiative. This is the District's fifth year embracing the event and it was Peekskill's highest turn out yet.

Once students had been dropped off for the day, schools invited adults to participate in various events inside the buildings. At Woodside Elementary, father figures made cards and spent time alongside students in class. At Oakside Elementary, Dads Day participants had the chance to snap pictures in a photobooth like setting. Other schools, like Uriah Hill, Hillcrest, and the District's secondary buildings, offered one-to-one time with building leaders while attendees enjoyed breakfast.

"It's wonderful to see our school community coming out to embrace this opportunity to bond with their students," said Peekskill Superintendent Dr. David Mauricio. "We've had fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and even mothers come out today to take part in the event. The best part is seeing how much the children enjoy showing the special adults in their life a glimpse of their world at school. I'd like to thank everyone who helped make this initiative a success, including our building leaders who created a fun, warm and inviting venue for our families today. We look forward to continuing this level of family engagement throughout the school year."