Take a Father to School Day 2018

The Pittsburgh Public Schools held their annual “Take a Father to School Day 2018,” welcoming fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and positive male role models.

This year’s theme is #PPSMenRead. Each school will have various activities to celebrate literacy.

This year’s event featured a dance competition, a visit from Pirates coaches and the Pirate Parrot, as well as a visit from WAMO.

This marks the 20th year of the program.

A father and son leave Pittsburgh Langley K-8’s Take a Father to School Day on Friday, May 18, 2018 in Sheraden. Pittsburgh Public Schools invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other positive male role models to accompany students to school for a day.
Pittsburgh Langley K-8 students, Aliyah Bonner, 11, Maylee Young, 10, Zakareya Harris,10, and Amyah Dorsey,10 react to the Pirate Parrot during the school’s Take a Father to School Day.
Darius Auston hugs his daughter, Dariana, 8, after he arrived for Take a Father to School Day at Langley K-8.
Jerome McKinney helps his daughter, Nevaeh, 11, with her baseball glove during Pittsburgh Langley K-8’s Take a Father to School Day.
Allen Haley, center, of Sheraden, takes part in the dads vs. sons dance competition during Pittsburgh Langley K-8’s Take a Father to School Day.

In Focus Video

Jeffrey Griffin, of Elliot, reads to his daughters, Ryonna Strong, left, 7 and Journei Griffin, 4, during Pittsburgh Langley K-8’s Take a Father to School Day.
Lee McDonald, of Sheraden, kisses his daughter Myleah, 5, as he sits with his other children, from left, Desmere, 14, Mylee, 5, Jahari, 10, and Lee Jr. 11, during Pittsburgh Langley K-8’s Take a Father to School Day.
DJ Pridgen, tries to keep his daughter, Leah, 9, from volunteering him for a dance competition during Pittsburgh Langley K-8’s Take a Father to School Day.
Donald Goodwine, helps his son, Daron, 6, pick a free book during Pittsburgh Langley K-8’s Take a Father to School Day.
Ben Reynolds, left, dances with Lashawn Haley, 7, middle, and Reynolds’ nephew Aaris Diggs, during Pittsburgh Langley K-8’s Take a Father to School Day.
Rafe Drummond talks to his son, Rafe Jr., 7, after arriving at Pittsburgh Langley K-8’s Take a Father to School Day.
Pittsburgh Langley K-8 students participate in a race during Take a Father to School Day.