• Watch D.O.G.S.

    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?
    1. 1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
    2. 2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.
    Who are Watch D.O.G.S. and how does WATCH D.O.G.S. work?

    Watch D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at Evergreen Mill Elementary.

    WATCH D.O.G.S., a K-12 program, invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least one day all day at their child’s/student’s school during the school year. Fathers and father figures sign up to volunteer through a ‘Launch Event’ such as a “Dads and Kids Pizza Night” or “Donuts with Dad” or by calling their child’s school any time throughout the school year. The program is overseen by a “Top Dog” volunteer who partners with the school administrator to coordinate scheduling and identify opportunities for Watch D.O.G.S. to provide assistance at the school. Watch D.O.G. dads and volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day including monitoring the school entrance, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, monitoring the lunch room, or helping in the classroom with a teacher’s guidance by working with small groups of students on homework, flashcards, or spelling.

    How do I get more information about WATCH D.O.G.S.? 

    Thanks for being an involved father or father figure! To get more information about the Watch D.O.G. program, please email the Top Dog Coordinator, Mark Bauer (mark.bauer [at] lcps [.] org) or the Watch D.O.G. PTA Chairs, Stephanie Oates (soates511 [at] hotmail [.] com) or Jessica Stinnette (thestinnettes [at] gmail [.] com).

    At this time, all WATCH D.O.G.S. slots for the 2017-18 school year have been filled. Please watch this space for more information about how to get involved next year!