It was a moving and powerful moment at Alden Terrace School as fathers, uncles and grandfathers lined up to applaud the school’s scholars as they entered the building on Sept. 17. Principal Shawnée Warfield invited the male role models in recognition of “Dads Take Your Child to School Day,” a district initiative that highlights the importance of males in a child’s education.
More than 40 male family members cheered and roared for students in all grades as students arrived for a day of learning. Mrs. Warfield exclaimed, “This is better than Sunday Night Football because it celebrates the importance of education.” Mrs. Warfield and Assistant Principal Dr. Wellinthon Garcia expressed their gratitude to everyone in attendance and presented them each with a certificate of appreciation. “Our scholars will never forget this day,” Mrs. Warfield said. “They may not know your names, but they will always remember how they felt as you celebrated them for getting an education. And as we say at Alden Terrace, ‘Knowledge is Power.’”
Photo captions: 1. Alden Terrace School student Zikora Agu was brought to school by her father, Mike Agu on “Dads Take Your Child to School Day.”
More than 40 male relatives of Alden Terrace School students took part in “Dads Take Your Child to School Day.”
3. Alden Terrace School students smiled proudly as they were applauded for going to school.
4. Principal Shawnée Warfield and Assistant Principal Dr. Wellinthon Garcia are pictured with the “Dads Take Your Child to School Day” volunteers