Who are Watch DOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve in a variety of school activities as assigned by teachers or the school principal. The goal is to spend at least one day each year in your student's class. If your schedule only allows for part-time participation, we are happy to arrange partial day attendance as well.
ATTENTION ALL CURRENT AND PROSPECTIVE WATCHDOGS:
THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN QUIET THE LAST TWO FALL SEASONS, SO IT'S TIME FOR US TO REVITALIZE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR KIDS AND SCHOOLS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ASSISTING WITH THE PROGRAM, PLEASE EMAIL US. THE TIME COMMITMENT IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT.
SIMPLY WANT TO VOLUNTEER IN THE SCHOOLS? GREAT! WANT TO HELP DIRECT THE PROGRAM OR BE A SCHOOL/PTA LIAISON? GREAT! IT'S ALL FOR OUR KIDS AND OUR COMMUNITY - ANY TIME YOU GIVE CAN HAVE A HUGE IMPACT.
WE'LL HAVE ORIENTATION NIGHTS FOR EACH SCHOOL, IN THE MEANTIME, YOU CAN GET YOUR PAPERWORK TOGETHER AND SUBMIT THE VOLUNTEER FORMS AND WATCHDOG ENROLLMENT FORM AT ANY TIME. DISTRICT VOLUNTEER FORMS CAN BE PICKED UP AT THE SCHOOL OFFICE OR PRINTED FROM THE "FILE CABINET" TO THE RIGHT OF THIS MESSAGE. THANKS, GUYS!!
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WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is the father involvement initiative of the National Center for Fathering that organizes fathers and father figures in order to provide positive male role models for the students and to enhance school security. Today, more than 2127 active programs in 40 states and New Zealand participate in the WATCH D.O.G.S. program!
HOW WATCH D.O.G.S. WORKS
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. Individuals sign up at a kick-off event or in the office at 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 DOGS to provide assistance at the school. Watch DOG 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.