A big thank you to all of our dads for the success in this program!! See you on May 28th!! RSVP here
WATCH D.O.G.S. program was created by a group of dads in 1998 as a response to a similar elementary school tragedy. And although having dads volunteer at schools does provide extra sets of eyes and ears, the real benefits go far beyond any potential impact on security.
We've heard over and over that having Watch D.O.G.S. dads in schools brings a calming presence to classrooms and hallways.
Dad-volunteers are also able to assist the important work of educators and encourage numerous children during their time in the schools. (And Watch D.O.G.S. dads will tell you they get more out of it than the kids do!)
What is Watch D.O.G.S.?
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.
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
ALL volunteers will have to have a volunteer form
on file with the front office.
The program has ended for the 2014-2015 school year. Please check back in the beginning of September for the 2015-2016 School schedule.
If you are interested in participating and would like additional information about this program, contact Danielle Kabban at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We understand sometimes plans
change and you will be unable to be a WDD on your selected day. If your plans change, simply
cancel your registration via SignUp
(Your Watch DOGS Registration confirmation email has a cancellation link)
- 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
- 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!
you have lost your Watch DOGS registration confirmation email, you can e-mail Danielle
Kabban at email@example.com.
is never necessary to find another volunteer to take your day.
WatchDOGS Dads T-shirts
We are recommending Dads wear their Watch D.O.G.S. t-shirt on the days they are volunteering at school. You can order shirts with this order form.