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. Many thanks to fathers Scott Allison and Clark Raborn for offering their time to the Forest Park Watch D.O.G.S. program!
How Does Watch D.O.G.S. Work?
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 childs/student's school during the school year. Individuals sign up at a kick-off event such as a Dads and Kids Pizza Night or Donuts with Dad or in the office at any time throughout the school year. Watch D.O.G.S. 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.
Sounds Cool ! How do I sign up and reserve a date?
We're assembling our "paws" now. The easiest way to sign up is to click on the VolunteerSpot button below -- you'll be asked to enter your e-mail address and then taken straight to the sign-up calendar. Once at the calendar you can click on a date to select from either Shift A or Shift B. You will receive an e-mail reminder prior to your shift of your upcoming commitment. Please report to the school library on the 2nd floor for check-in.