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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.

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 Seldens Landing PTA and is overseen by a “Top Dog” 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 at our Kiss and Ride line, 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
 
Click Here to go to the Sign up page. There is only one WDD volunteer opportunity a day. If you are interested in participating and would like additional information about this program, contact our Dean Jennifer Thiessen  

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 (7:30am-10:45am or 11:30am-2:35pm) when your child is in school.

  • Arrive to Seldens Landing at 7:30a.m. or at 11:30a.m. for afternoon kindergarten.
  • Report to the main office to sign-in, receive a name tag, and your schedule for the day.
  • Your day begins at Kiss and Ride - 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 News Show.
  • You will have lunch and participate in recess with your child/ren. Dads of children in grades 1-5 may bring lunch or purchase a school lunch for $4.00. You are welcome to use your child's lunch account.
  • Follow your schedule for the rest of the day!

We understand sometimes plans change and you may be unable to be a WDD on your selected day. If
your plans change:

  • Simply cancel your registration. (Your Watch DOGS Registration confirmation email has a cancellation link)
  • If you have lost your Watch DOGS registration confirmation email, please e-mail our Dean Jennifer Thiessen or call the school at 571-252-2260
  • 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.