Bring Fathers to School Day
Heritage Middle School had a sudden surge in attendance on Friday, 9/28/18. No, it wasn’t due to transfers but the opportunity for students to Bring Their Fathers to School Day. At 7:15 AM the group of fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and, in some cases moms, began to gather at the designated entrance. After registration, all guests were directed to the school’s cafeteria where they were treated to coffee, juice and pastries
After a brief welcome, the students were called down to the cafeteria from their classrooms and joined with their guests. Due to the inclement weather, activities planned for outside were eliminated but the fun didn’t cease. Fathers and students were divided into 3 groups, one group was directed to the gymnasium where individual group pictures were taken; another group was provided blue cards with the Block N on one side and a list for a scavenger hunt throughout the building; and a third group was given yellow Cards with the Block N on one side and a list for a scavenger hunt throughout the building after the Blue Card Group returned. While they were seated, the Yellow Card Group wrote positive comments about their children on the Block N side. The Blue Card Group then switched roles with the Yellow Card Group.
At the end of the activities all cards were collected and a collage will be created depicting Heritage Middle School, its students and the fathers’ accolades. The attendance was the largest in the past three years. Pride in the school, the community and the students were on display throughout the program. (Photo by Jim Formato)
Caption 1: Steve Hurley, of New Windsor, enjoys visiting Heritage Middle School with his two 6-graders Karly and Karina.
Caption 2: Fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and, in some situations, moms await the start of the program.