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Deltona Elementary kids have Desserts With Daddy

SPRING HILL — It was a sweet event, and not just because of the treats provided for the participants.

Desserts With Daddy at Deltona Elementary School brought fathers and children together for fun and bonding time and also to promote reading achievement.

The men and children entered the cafeteria, chose books, then picked out spots to sit and read together. Sometimes the parent read. Sometimes it was the child. They took turns.

Later, they enjoyed a variety of sweets provided by the Title 1 program and the Hernando County Education Foundation (by way of that organization's funding programs).

It was coordinated by Title 1 parent educator Doris Tejada with assistance from Head Start male involvement coordinator Luis Leon.

"The cafeteria was crowded. It was great," said Barbara Sweinberg, an education foundation member who attended the event.

"I was just amazed at how many did come," she said. "It was big. I was very pleased. If there was no daddy, a male figure from the family came."

Deltona Elementary kids have Desserts With Daddy 03/02/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 6:43pm]
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