Watch D.O.G.S.

What is WATCH D.O.G.S.®?

WATCH D.O.G.S. ® (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering. It 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 our nation’s classrooms and hallways.


1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying. (

What will I do as a Watch Dog?
  • Patrol the school grounds during arrival and dismissal of students.
  • Patrol the hallways.
  • Assist with monitoring the lunchroom.
  • Interact with students at recess.
  • Help teachers, when needed, with projects and/oracademic groups.
Click here to see the Watch Dog daily schedule

How can I become involved in WATCH D.O.G.S.®?
If you would like to be a WatchDOG, simply fill out the registration form and return it to the office with cash or check made out to Ute Meadows Elementary. We ask that all volunteers purchase an official Watch Dogs "uniform" t-shirt. This ensures that all volunteers are recognizable while on school property.

Follow Ute Meadows Watch DOGS on Facebook!

Who do I contact with questions?
Greg Spicka at 303/518-2563 or email him at

If I had my child to raise all over again, 
I'd build self-esteem first, and the house later. 
I'd finger-paint more, and point the finger less. 
I would do less correcting and more connecting. 
I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes. 
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites. 
I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play. 
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars. 
I'd do more hugging and less tugging. I would be a Watch Dog Dad!