PIQUA — Fathers of Piqua Central Intermediate students were encouraged to make a journey on foot with their young scholars on Monday morning, as the school held its inaugural “Walk with Dads to School Day.”
Five hundred Tim Hortons donuts and decanters of coffee from Winans were on hand to serve the approximately 250 fathers who participated in the event.
“What we wanted is to have the incentive for fathers to participate in walking their kids to school, and say thank you to dads for all that they do,” said Assistant Principal Kyle Cutnaw. “We have some coffee and donuts on hand, and just wanted to do something nice for all the dads.”
According to Cutnaw, the staff at PCIS intends to hold a similar event for moms close to Mother’s Day.
“The plan is to do this in the fall for the dads, and then have it again in the springs for the moms,” Cutnaw said. “Donuts will be served then for a ‘Moms Walk Their Kids to School Day.’
“We want the kids to learn to follow their parents’ example of waking up early and doing the right things: going to school on time, going to work on time, and just being a positive influence on the lives of their kids. We want them to know that their dads are in their corners, and they need to listen and follow their dads’ leads.”