Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is the safe school initiative of the National Center for Fathering that involves fathers and father figures to help create a more safe and secure learning environment in our nation's schools. The goal of the program is to help every school in America be positively influenced by the committed involvement of fathers and father figures in lives of their children and students.
How the Program Works
Watch D.O.G.S., a K-12 program, invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer one day at their child’s school during the school year. This program is supported by the Kenneth Culbert PTA who partners with the school administrators to coordinate scheduling and identify opportunities for Watch D.O.G.S. to provide assistance at the school. Watch D.O.G.S. assist with a variety of tasks during their volunteer day including welcoming students, reading to classes, tutoring small groups, helping students in the lunchroom, eating lunch, and enjoying recess with your child or children. The possibilities are endless!
How to Sign-up to Volunteer (This sign up will be late August for the 2014-2015 school year).
Watch D.O.G.S. sign-up is web-based through SignUp Genius. At SignUp Genius you will select a day of your choice to volunteer and complete required information. There is one Watch D.O.G.S. volunteer opportunity a day. If you are interested in participating and would like additional information about this program, contact Dannielle Kabban, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the school office.
The Watch Dog Day
Plan to spend the day volunteering in your child/ren classroom/s and other classes at your child’s grade level. If you are a father of a Kindergarten student only, you will only volunteer for the half day (7:30-10:45 or 11:15-2:45) in which your child is in school.
- Arrive to Kenneth Culbert at 7:15 a.m.
- Report to the main office to sign-in, receive a name tag, and your schedule for the day.
- Your day begins at welcoming the students -- Be sure to dress for the weather!
- Be prepared to be introduced to the school and give a big “hi” to your child on our “live” Morning Announcements.
- You will have lunch and participate in recess with your child/ren.
- Follow your schedule for the rest of the day till 2:45 dismissal!
We understand the sometimes plans change and you will be unable to be a Watch D.O.G.S. on your selected day. If your plans change: Simply change your day at SignUp Genius.
If less than a week please contact the main office
It is never necessary to find another volunteer to take your day.
Watch Dog Dad T-Shirts
Watch D.O.G.S. have the choice to wear a WDD t-shirt on the day they volunteer. A variety of styles are
available and may be purchased through the Fathers.com website at: