Following is a message from Principal Simpson…
One of the things I appreciate about the BFA community is the way our BFA dads, stepfathers and grandpas support our community. Last weekend, almost 200 dads brought their daughters to BFA for the Father Daughter Dance. Thanks to our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), each year our BFA father figures have an opportunity to take their kiddos out for a date night. And, while the girls may abandon you on the dance floor–they’ll always remember this special night out with the most important man in their life!
Tomorrow, all students will have the opportunity to bring their dad, stepdad or favorite uncle to Daybreak with Dads. Each year, the Community Events Committee (CEC) invites all dads to spend time at school with their students while enjoying a light snack. The students may not recall what they learned in Social Studies or Math, but they’ll remember that they spent the morning eating doughnut holes with their dad.
In addition, we’re proud to have our very own committee of dedicated volunteer dads. Ben’s Brigade is an organized group of dads who bond while helping out around the school, volunteering in carpool and spending quality time with their kids. Each year they have spring and summer workdays to improve our landscaping, paint, pick up trash, and help with general repairs as necessary. And, you’ll often see Ben’s Brigade members assisting with parking and set-up or tear-down for social events. They also offer a number of ways for dads and their kids to connect–this year, they are sponsoring firehouse tours, a Karate activity and an annual picnic. Dads, stepfathers, favorite uncles and grandpas are all welcome to attend their monthly meeting and learn more about their activities.
And, I’d be remiss if I did not mention all the BFA fathers (and father figures) who volunteer on the Board or on our various committees, as well as those who routinely help out with carpool, lunch, go on field trips, volunteer in the science lab, and/or help with our events and performances.
We appreciate all our BFA dads and the time you dedicate to the success of BFA students and our community!