Dads Matter: Why Dads

Make a Difference in Schools
 

Male Involvement

According to research by the U.S. Department of Education, students with involved dads also have higher rates of academic success, fewer problems with truancy, suspensions, and expulsions, increased self-esteem and self-confidence, and better child-father relationships.  Men and women think differently and bring different perspectives and skills to school and PTA activities.  School communities and PTAs thrive when both men and women participate. (National PTA)

Who Benefits

- Fathers – develop a closer relationship with their children and may serve as role models for those without fathers at home

- Children – realize their fathers value their education

- Schools – experience greater parental involvement and assistance in the school setting

Our Goal

- Fathers participating in school setting, school events and daily activities

- Help father figures build a stronger bond with their students

- Create a network of involved and active fathers

- Provide role models for Vandeventer students

The two main programs utilized by Frisco PTAs to help accomplish these goals are Watch D.O.G.S. and All Pro Dads. See program videos below.

During the summer months and throughout the school year, the Vandeventer PTA works with school administration to plan activities where fathers can be specifically involved in campus life (carpool duties, fundraising events such as kickball and volleyball tournaments, field trips, etc.).  The desire is to give fathers (and other father-figures) an opportunity to have a more active role in the education and enrichment of their children.

If you are a father figure who wants to be involved, don’t waste any time, get connected.