NIAGARA FALLS - Dads will go to school Thursday.

So will grandfathers, foster fathers, stepfathers, uncles, cousins, big brothers, significant male caregivers, pastors and family friends. A few moms and other women caregivers will be there, too.

Thursday is "Dads: Take Your Child to School" day in the Niagara Falls public schools, Niagara Catholic Academy and Niagara Head Start. Program chairwoman Judie Gregory Glaser said caregivers and other important adults in students' lives will be greeted Thursday in each school at the beginning of the class day, and there will be brief assemblies, light breakfasts and other welcoming activities.

Although the day is intended primarily for men in their children's lives, it also is open to mothers and others interested in children's eduction. Ceremonies in each school are expected to last about an hour.