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1 E. Rivers - Dads Volunteer program

2 What: Modeled after the Initiative of the National Center for Fathering that involves fathers and father figures in schools to serve as positive male role models for children at school. Has been initiated in more than 1,150 schools in 36 states involving 70,000 dads. - Recognized by the National PTA Why: Increase visibility and involvement of Fathers at E. Rivers Elementary School Who: Fathers (grandfathers, uncles, and other male adults) who volunteer at their childs school for one (or more) days each year to assist in a set of scheduled activities like: Monitoring the school entrance/ Unloading and loading buses Reading to classes Playing at recess Repairing and improving items requested by the teachers Assisting teachers When: Starting in the Fall 2010, and evolving through the year! How: More information will be coming, in the mean time, send any questions to:

3 Be the Dad of the Day! Easy as 1, 2, 3 1.) Send a request to and sign-up for an open Friday slot shown on the calendar: 2.) A confirmation will be sent with an invitation that you can add to your electronic or paper schedule 3.) At the beginning of your week, you will receive a reminder with your schedule and instructions on when and where to meet for your Friday 4.) Show up and have fun with the Students and Teachers of E. Rivers After your day, we will send a quick 5 question follow-up survey (Tell us what you think!) Every Friday, we need a Dad (Father, Grandfather, guardian, neighbor) to volunteer for a morning at E. Rivers 7:30am to 1:00 pm.

4 Volunteer Request Form Volunteering for a Friday at E.Rivers: Name (First and Last): address: Phone number: ( We will only use in case we need to contact you for volunteering ) Relationship to E. Rivers: (Ex. Father, Grandfather, relative of current student, E. Rivers Alumnus, E. Rivers Community member)

5 What we ask of our Volunteers…. As a E. Rivers Honorary Dad, I pledge one half day of my time to participate at the school and make a positive impact on the students. I will: Arrive on time and sign in as a visitor Follow all instructions provided by the Teachers and Staff while on site Clean-up and leave the school grounds as I found them (or better) Act as a role model Dad and have a great time with the Students

6 Sample Schedule (will be further refined) Time:Activity 7:30 – 8:00Arrive and put on Dads vest – assist with Bus Arrival and Drop off 8:00 – 8:15Go to Principals office for announcements 8:15 – 9:00Assist in designated Host teachers room 9:00 – 10:00Review any items on Help list for repairs, etc.. Examples provided so far: Coat racks and coat rack hooks to be replaced DVD player troubleshooting Misc furniture assembly (Chairs, chart stands) Adjusting desks 10:00 – 11:00Clean-up during recess with designated classes 11:00 – 12:00Cafeteria – Help? 12:00 – 1:00Open/TBD 1:00Return Dads vest, sign out and have a Great Friday!

7 Frequently Asked Questions QuestionAnswer What if I cant volunteer for the full- half day? Our mission is to increase participation of Dads at the school. We ask that you give the time that you can even if that means a few hours vs. half a day Can I attend my child's classroom?We will make every attempt to facilitate based on the schools schedule. At a minimum you should be able to stop in during the day. What if I have to cancel?In your confirmation, we will provide a set of numbers to call if you have to change your plans. We would ask that you try if at all possible to keep the date Are there other opportunities beyond the Friday volunteering? The Dads effort is intended to create a group of fathers who can help out during the school year: Clean-up Days, Tree Sale, Field Day..


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