(Dads OGreat Students)

    WATCH D.O.G.S. pdf here.

    Please contact our Top DOG at WatchDOGS@HamiltonPTA.net
    to schedule your day or with any questions.
    (See Committees for this year's Top DOG) 
    You can also access WatchDOGS sign-up schedule through MySchoolAnywhere.
    Order your WATCH D.O.G.S. gear (t-shirts, hats and more) at the WATCH D.O.G.S. store!
    WATCH D.O.G.S. is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering.  There are 2 primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program.
    1. Provide positive male role models for students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important
    2. Provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.
    WATCH D.O.G.S. began in 1998 in a single school in Springdale, Arkansas and has since grown into a nationally recognized program that has brought hundreds of thousands of fathers and father figures into the school classrooms and hallways across the country, creating millions of hours of “in school” volunteer time and having a tremendously positive impact on the educational process.
    Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles, Cousins and other father-figures who volunteer at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school.
    Our TopDog will email you your schedule about a week before your scheduled shift, and then greet you at school to get you set-up for your day with a "Dog Tag" sticker and any other items you may need.
    You will start the morning by having your picture taken with your student(s) and appear together on the WHAM show. Then, based on your schedule, you will visit classrooms and assist the teacher with anything they need help with - that may mean you work on flash cards with a student, read with students, administer a spelling test etc. You will also play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways and assist with traffic flow. Remember, you are a there as a positive male role model, so you will interact with all students not just your own. At the end of your day you will take a brief on-line survey about your experience.
    PLEASE WEAR YOUR WATCH D.O.G.S. SHIRT!  We have an extra available if you don't have one or forget.
    • Get a glimpse into your students’ everyday world so you can better relate and connect with your student.
    • Gain a greater awareness of the positive impact you have on your student's academic performance, self-esteem and social behavior.
    • Provide help for the teachers, the students, and our school. 
    • Provide a positive male role model and presence in school.
    • Deter bullying, enhance security in the building, and help create an environment conducive to learning.