Watch D.O.G.S.

If you are like me, you want to ensure that your child's educational journey takes place in a safe environment. Unfortunately, in recent years school violence and bullying has garnered headlines and the attention of concerned parents.

Good news! We, as fathers, can take action and join Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students)!

"WATCH D.O.G.S.® is the father involvement initiative of the NATIONAL CENTER FOR FATHERING that was founded by Jim Moore, a concerned father who chose to take action in response to a 1998 middle-school shooting in Jonesboro, AR. Moore wanted to help prevent violence from occurring at his children’s school or at any school. The first program was launched at George Elementary in Springdale, AR, the school of Moore’s oldest child. Today, more than 2127 programs in 40 states and New Zealand participate in WATCH D.O.G.S.®"

Check out our calendar and sign up today.
Simply click on the link, check the day(s) you want to volunteer, and press Submit. The first time you use this, you will be prompted to create an account. This will take two minutes. Once you have an account, you can view all days you have signed up and link it to your Google, iCal, or Outlook calenders. This is the system we use to sign up to be a Watch DOG. Please track your volunteer hours here.

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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. WatchDOG 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.

Helping can be as simple as joining in a kickball game on the playground. When dads get involved, your child's experience is enriched and safe. If you want to become involved with WATCH D.O.G.S please email me back. Remember, it's a minimum requirement to volunteer one school day each year. We will be launching WATCH D.O.G.S in the upcoming weeks with a launch event. Please look for updates. To learn more about the program, please visit the official website.

Check out our calendar and sign up today.