Watch D.O.G.S Sign UP
DADS!!!! All we ask is that you get your Watch D.O.G.S T-shirt and volunteer just one day out of the school year for your kids.
Typical D.O.G.S day...
1. Fill our CRC form. This is a background check for volunteering at any HVS school. You can get this form at the school. This form is only filled out once. If you filled it out for another event at Spring Mills then you don't need to fill it out again. This background check takes 1 - 2 weeks to complete.
2. Show up at the school at 8:45am. Sign in at the school office. If you do not have a T-Shirt, purchase one there. A schedule will be given to you of things you will do during the day.
3. Go outside and greet the kids as they come up to the school. High five all of the kids. They love this!!!
4. Once school starts, have your picture taken with your kids for the Watch D.O.G.S wall of fame.
5. Volunteer in class rooms.
6. Patrol the hallways.
7. Go to lunch with your kids. Play outside.
8. Volunteer in more classrooms including your kids classrooms.
9. Greet the kids as they leave the school at the end of the day.
10. Sign up to be a Watch Dog again. This is what happens after spending one day at the school. You won't be able to wait to come back again.
11. Most important. HAVE FUN!!!
12. We prefer dads sign up for a full day, but also understand schedules can get in the way so we are offering half day's this year.
For more info please email or call!!!
WHY: Studies by the U.S. Department of Education have demonstrated that a positive adult male role model will have a uniquely positive impact on the development and educational success of a child. Dramatically increasing the child’s likelihood of graduating and getting mostly A’s along the way, while at the same time dramatically decreasing the likelihood of that child living in poverty, getting involved with drugs and alcohol, and avoiding potentially devastating choices that result in a criminal record or a teen pregnancy. The U.S. Department of Education has identified the WATCH D.O.G.S. ® program as an effective way to increase male involvement in our nation’s schools.
Each school year thousands of men volunteer to work at least one day in their child’s school through the WATCH D.O.G.S. ®program. These men work along side the educators to help as crossing guards, car/bus rider facilitators, hallway monitors, library assistants, lunchroom helpers, classroom and homework tutors and playground/gymnasium coaches. The possibilities are endless. Every school year these men have a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of kids.
Students gain a positive male role model.Some students do not have a father-figure present in their home and the number of male teachers has been steadily declining in recent years.More positive male role models are needed in the school setting.
Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears.The presence of WatchDOGS (Dads Of Great Students) can increase a sense of security at the building for students and staff, and it helps create an environment conducive to learning.
Fathers and father-figures can spend meaningful time with their students in the school setting and gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student’s life, just by being a ‘dad’.
When WatchDOGS invest a day at school, they can learn how better to partner with the school to meet educational goals of students.
|| Perry Kountouriotis