What is WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)?WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center for Fathering.
What are the goals of a WATCH D.O.G.S. program?
- To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is IMPORTANT.
- To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.
Who are WATCH D.O.G.S.?WATCH D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for one day (or more) each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school.
What do WATCH D.O.G.S. do (while they are at school)?After a brief orientation in the morning, WATCH D.O.G.S. may help in classrooms (including specials like P.E., Art, Music and ELL), play at recess, eat lunch with students, patrol the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned duties where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well.
Will volunteers really spend a full day at school?Yes! WATCH D.O.G.S. runs from 7:05 AM until 2:15 PM the day of your volunteer slot. You may sign up for one day or as many days as your schedule will allow. After their first experience as a WATCH D.O.G.S. dad, we tend to have A LOT of return volunteers!!
How do I become a WATCH D.O.G.?Pick an open day that fits your schedule and fill out the required information. It’s that simple.
What if I need I need to change my volunteer day?If you have to give less than a week’s notice, please also contact our parent liaison so the staff can be notified.
How will the kids know I’m a WATCH D.O.G.?We have WATCH D.O.G.S stickers to give you on your volunteer day that can be worn prominently on your shirt. Or if you would like to really stand out, you can go purchase your very own Watch D.O.G.S. shirt! The PTA has a limited number of shirts available for purchase - please reach out for more info. You can also order online and choose from a variety of styles by visiting the Dogstore online at https://store.dadsofgreatstudents.com/shop
What if I still have questions?Points of contact for the WATCH D.O.G.S. program this year are:
- Beth Strandburg (coordinator) firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Modified on August 23, 2022