The Watch D.O.G.S. "uniform" sponsor is The Tim Pierson Home Sales Team, allowing volunteers to receive their t-shirt "uniform" at no cost!
About the Program:
WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering. To read more about the program, click here.
If you are interested in volunteering but haven't attended an orientation, you can review the information here: 2018-2019 Watch D.O.G.S. Orientation.
The next event to find out more about the program will be Donuts with Dads on January 10, 2019, 7:45am-8:45am in the school library.
Sign up for a day:
To sign up for a day at the school, please use our sign-up genius.
Sponsorship and Continued Support:
The Watch D.O.G.S. "uniform" sponsor is The Tim Pierson Home Sales Team, allowing volunteers to receive their t-shirt "uniform" at no cost! Thank you!
And many, many thanks to the parents that made donations to the program at our pizza night in September! Thank you!
Watch D.O.G.S. – Be a program sponsor!
The PTA is excited to host the Watch D.O.G.S. program for the third year! We would not be able to do it without a few more program sponsors! Sponsorship would include your company logo or family name on the Watch D.O.G.S. website and recognition at the sponsored event. Below is the next event and sponsorship information. Please consider sponsorship today!
Watch D.O.G.S. Donuts with Dads Sponsorship - $400
Sponsor funds due January 7, 2019.
Event Date: January 10, 2019. Dad and other father figures bring their student to the school for a donut breakfast and to learn more about the Watch D.O.G.S. program.
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WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering. There are two primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program:
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.
WATCH D.O.G.S. began in 1998 in a single school in Springdale, Arkansas and has since grown into a national 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. Today more than 5,348 schools in 47 states plus DC participate in WATCH D.O.G.S. Currently, there are WATCH D.O.G.S. programs in China, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Barbados.
Who Are WatchDOGS?
WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school. During the day, WatchDOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well. Many school principals have reported that the mere presence of a WatchDOG dramatically reduces reports of bullying. On the day of their participation, WatchDOGS are given a brief review of their involvement and they wear an official WATCH D.O.G.S. t-shirt identifying them as WATCHDOGS.
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 full day at their child’s/student’s school during the school year. WatchDOGS 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.
- Students gain positive male role models.
- Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears. The presence of a father or father figure will provide an additional deterrent to bullying, enhance a sense of security in the building, and will help to create an environment conducive to learning.
- Fathers get a glimpse of their students’ everyday world and learn about the increasingly complex challenges and decisions today’s youth are facing. As a result, they can learn to relate better to their student and hopefully connect with them.
- Fathers gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student’s life in three critical areas including: academic performance, self-esteem, social behavior.
- Due to budget shortfalls and cutbacks, often teachers are presented with larger classrooms each year. Fathers and father figures (aka WatchDOGS) provide real and important help for the teachers and the students.