Calling all dads! The Creighton's Corner Elementary WatchDOGS program is now open.
What is WatchDOGS?
WatchDOGS stands for "Dads of Great Students." An initiative of the National Center for Fathering, it supports father involvement in education. Its goals are to provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important, and to provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.
What does a WatchDOG do?
Creighton's Corner WatchDOGs fulfill a variety of capacities, from monitoring the school entrance to assisting classrooms. The day's WatchDOG is acknowledged on the announcements and gets to spend a portion of the day in his child's classroom, as well as eat lunch with his child.
Who can be a WatchDOG?
WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year.
What is the volunteering commitment?
WatchDOGS commit to volunteer for one full school day, from the school's open to close. If you volunteer, you will need to check into the office between 7:20 and 7:30 a.m., and you will receive a WatchDOGS t-shirt as well as an itinerary for the day.
This year, Creighton's Corner can take WatchDOG volunteers on Wednesdays and Fridays (only one WatchDOG per day). If you can only volunteer on a different day of the week, please contact the coordinator. While full-day volunteers are preferred, you can volunteer in a half-day capacity if you have a half-day kindergarten student.
How can you sign up?
Fill out the WatchDOGS Sign-Up Genius here.
Questions? Contact the WatchDOGS Coordinators Jessica and Michael Funk at jrk5088 at gmail.com.