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Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Sept. 17, 2013

More than 700 local dads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and mentors took part Tuesday in the City School District of Albany's celebration of "Dads Take Your Child to School Day." Altogether, 13 elementary and middle schools participated in the event by hosting assemblies, speakers, breakfasts, raffles and more.


Below is a collection of photos from some of the participating schools. Click on each photo to view a larger version of it.


Albany School of Humanities (ASH)


On the left, El Shahiem Coles and his niece, ASH kindergarten student A'Niylah Kittle, design a picture frame. At

right, School Resource Officer Willie Hughes speaks to the crowd at the event, which drew more than 160 fathers and father figures. 


Montessori Magnet School


Dads aplenty took their kids to Montessori Magnet School, where they socialized on the playground, had break-

fast or just spent some extra time together. Some 70 dads took part in the day. 


North Albany Academy


Dads packed the gym at the North Albany YMCA for North Albany Academy's event, which featured speakers and

a hot breakfast. More than 70 dads participated.


 Pine Hills Elementary School


More than 100 Pine Hills Elementary School dads and their kids noshed on bagels and shared some time together

before the school day began.


Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School

Some 40 fathers and father-figures attended the Myers Middle School celebration, which featured breakfast, guest
speakers and a discussion of the impact fathers have on families. At left, fathers take a pledge to do right by their
children. At right, Myers Assistant Principal Marilyn Jones-Oliver presents a certificate to one of the dads who attended.

Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST)

The 45-plus fathers who took their children to Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST)
posed for family photos.




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