Watch DOGS Update

What does a Watch DOG dad/father figure do?  He spends one day at school assisting with car drop off and pick up, playing with kids at recesses, eating with his student at lunch and assisting in the lunch room, working in classrooms with kids, walking the campus to ensure doors stay closed and locked, working with some of the specialists such as PE, library, and  music as well as filling any need that arises… shoveling snow, for example, to ensure a safe route to the health screening trailer! It not only gives dads and other father figures an opportunity to see what his student is doing all day but also shows paternal involvement in the school.  And studies have consistently shown that the more involved a parent is, the  more successful children are in school.

We need more dads to sign up for a day!! Check out the calendar here.  Special thanks to our February Watch DOGS: Brent Peak, Dale King, Jonathan VandeSchuur, Jeff Beltramini, Alex Coble, and Terry Hering.

The last shirt order for the year will be due MARCH 31st…so if you would like to be a WATCH DOG and don‟t have your“uniform” shirt (makes you easily recognizable to staff and students) please order one now. Order forms are available through here and if you have any questions, please ask a Watch DOG or contact Silja Shjarback at or 588-0866.

Here it a sample schedule of what a Watch DOGS day might look like:

8:15 Check-in at the office for orientation, receiving schedule and name tag.
8:30 Assist with student arrival in the bus and car areas.
9:00 Have a photo taken of you and your student(s) for the Wall of Fame.
9:15 Volunteer for Mrs. Catlin in room 8.
10:00 Patrol hallways, parking lot, buildings and perimeter.
10:20 Outside recess
10:40 Volunteer for Mrs. Caruso in room 1.
11:20 Patrol hallways, parking lot, buildings and perimeter.
11:40 Lunch and recess interaction – we encourage you to eat lunch with your own student(s) and visit with the other students during this time.
12:40 Patrol hallways, parking lot, buildings and perimeter.
1:00 Volunteer for Mrs. Holtgeerts in gym.
2:00 Patrol hallways, parking lot, buildings and perimeter.
2:20 Outside recess
2:40 Volunteer for Mrs. Brynteson in room 19.
3:10 Go to the Computer Lab to take the Watch D.O.G.S.® „End of Day‟ survey and call next week‟s WatchDOG to remind him of his day.