Lewisburg School was transformed into the” Outback” for its fourth annual Dads and Kids Pizza Night.
This exciting event featured Jeff Armstrong of Animal Tales, who brought the live animals to the Lewisburg gym for the education and enjoyment of students and parents. The animal show featured many exotic animals including an African Crested Porcupine, Hog Island Boa Constrictor, a Chinchilla, and a lovable red Kangaroo named Boomerang.
The event had over 200 in attendance. Dads, grandpas, stepdads, and other adult male role models brought their students out for pizza and the show. This event sponsored by the Family Resource Youth Service Center encourages dads to get involved by volunteering at school and staying actively engaged with their children.
This fun and educational event also helps remind dads that children benefit from their fathers’ involvement in their schools. Research by the National Center for Education Statistics indicates that this is true even when a child’s mother is already involved in the school. A father’s involvement “exerts a distinct and independent influence” on a child’s success in school. Students were able to pet some of the animals and learn a lot about these fascinating creatures.