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Campbell ES Presents Dunkin’ with Dads for Student Success

Campbell Elementary School recently presented Dunkin'with Dads, an event to support student achievement. More than 60 dads played basketball with their students and then participated in an academic workshop that included information on assessment, Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS), technology, and more.

"Our dads walk away with tools on how to help their students at home and how to engage with teachers to support their child as well," said Principal Leah McDaniel. "Our Spanish speaking community is very much involved. Our faith partners,  First Baptist Fairburn and New City Church, make sure that information is available in both English and Spanish."

Jameson Simon, who has students in the first and fifth grade at Campbell Elementary, thinks that the activity has value. "I'm always here to support my children. I wish this type of event had taken place when I was a kid," he said. "Seeing the kids enjoying themselves and giving them a chance to see dad in a different environment is a good thing. My kids also get to see their teachers in a different environment."

Traven Howard, PBIS coach at Campbell, said that the event helps students earn rewards at school. "Students who had their parents show up today earned Cougar points. They can purchase things like footballs with their Cougar dollars," he said.

Kennesaw State University's iTeach program was on hand to show parents the latest in robotics. Dads practiced with the instructors as they explained how technology could help their children learn.

"The parents were as competitive in the academic workshop as they were on the basketball court," said parent liaison Gawngi Dorsey. "This is our largest event of the year."

 

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