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Nearly 100 dads, grandfathers, uncles and brothers showed up to Grand Heights' Dads and Kids Pizza Night on Thursday. The event was held to promote the new Watch D.O.G.S. (dads of great students) program at the school. (Submitted photo)

By ASHLEY TRUJILLO
Daily Press Staff Writer

Grand Heights Early Childhood Development Center kicked off a new program promoting male involvement in schools on Thursday night.

About 100 kindergarten dads, grandfathers, brothers and uncles brought their five- and six-year-olds for the “Dads and Kids Pizza Night” held in the Grand Heights cafeteria.

The event was held to encourage fathers to sign up for the Watch D.O.G.S. (dads of great students) program. Participants in the program take the day off of work and volunteer at their child’s school.

Grand Heights principal Lisa Robinson said the evening was a success.

“We kept getting RSVPs,” Robinson said. “It just grew and grew. I’m very pleased.”

Ben Harvey, a Grand Heights dad and the program director, said that many dads signed up to volunteer (Wednesday) night. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.