WATCH DOGS (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 DOGS 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.
Who Are Watch DOGS?
Watch DOGS. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH DOGS school. During the day, Watch DOGS may read and work on flashcards 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 Watch DOG dramatically reduces reports of bullying.
Can Watch DOGS only participate by attending Fridays at school?
No! While kids are most excited to see Watch DOGS during school on Friday, Miller DOGS also support our community through other events. Some include:
- Canned food donation Drive
- Concession Sales
- Event Setup and Takedown
- Event Participation
To get started as a Watch DOG, follow these REQUIRED steps:
- Join the PTA. (If you have already joined PTA, thank you! Please skip this step.)
- Complete the Plano ISD Volunteer Application and Background Check
- Purchase a WATCH D.O.G.S. uniform t-shirt to wear during your volunteering, if you don't already have one. Choose the colors and style that suit you best!
- Click here to sign up for a Friday! Other events will have separate signups.
For more information, please contact Paul Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org