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Pine Tree program focuses on dads and father figures

Pine Tree program focuses on dads and father figures
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 3:15pm

LONGVIEW, TX --- East Texas fathers and father-figures in the Pine Tree district are set to hear information on becoming part of a program called WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students). The district began the program at the PT Middle School last year, and is expanding to include the successful initiative this year for all campuses who serve Pre-K through sixth grade.

“Men who choose to participate in WATCH D.O.G.S. will spend a day during the school year volunteering on campus, serving as a positive role model and helping increase a sense of security in the building,” said Scott Mann who started the program at the Middle School last year. “We had a great start and are excited to be recruiting dads at other campuses this year.”
The program is the safe schools initiative of the National Center for Fathering.

The Pine Tree programs will kick off with a Pizza Dinner for all who attend on the following dates:
PT Middle School, 5th/6th grades: 6:00pm, Thursday, Sept. 30, 600 PT Parkway, school cafeteria. 903-295-5160
PT Primary School, Pre-K/Kindergarten: 6:00pm, Thursday, Oct. 5, 1808 Silver Falls Road, school cafeteria. 903-295-5095.
PT Intermediate School, 3rd/4th grades: 6:30pm, Thursday, Oct. 7, 601 PT Parkway, school cafeteria, 903-295-5151.
PT Elementary School, 1st / 2nd grades: 6:30pm, Thursday, Oct. 12, 815 Birch St, school cafeteria, 903-295-5120.

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