Fathers Being Involved continuing their presence at Nickajack Elementary.
Fathers Being Involved (FBI) is a mentoring group of fathers at Nickajack Elementary School who have continued meeting every month and contributing to school projects, despite the changes with remote learning.
Fathers Being Involved (FBI), led by PTA President Ryan Roy, started with a handful of Dads and has expanded to over a hundred fathers coming together each month with their children. And the pandemic wasn’t going to get in their way. FBI Dads have continued their tradition of coming together every month with their children, with the September session focused on being sensitive to the needs of others. The tradition of taking selfies continued via Zoom, along with the message that kids need to hear three things every day: “I love you. I believe in you. I’m proud of you.”
Laura Meyer, The Principal at Nickajack, loves the strong presence of fathers at Nickajack. “Our FBI Dads program is so unique. It’s amazing to see often 100 or more Dads with their kids come together before school for breakfast and a short program with a positive message.
Often times, there is a schedule for the Dads to read to a classroom after breakfast. All of our students benefit from seeing our Dads in classrooms since traditionally, they see more Moms helping out in the building. Our Dads are always there for the students and teachers at Nickajack fulfilling any request.
They come yearly to grill hot dogs for our staff on “Football Friday”, schedule campus clean-up days as needed, and most recently, built 8 sanitizing stations for us as we prepare for students to return F2F on Oct. 5. Our FBI Dads are truly an essential and appreciated presence in our Nickajack school culture.”
Kelly McNabb, Supervisor
Positive School Culture
Contributing Author: Kathleen Greb, District PBIS Coach