What are Watch D.O.G.S.?

Posted by in News and Events on Nov 7, 2014

What are Watch D.O.G.S.?

Screen Shot 2014-11-07 at 3.29.30 PMA Watch D.O.G.S. primary role is Safety.

Dads are asked to serve as an unobtrusive presence in the school by being an extra set of eyes and ears in the school. Purdy Watch D.O.G.S. should be aware of any potential problems that might occur over the course of a school day and to contact the principal should anything suspicious occur. The school has drills in place for a number of contingencies, make sure you know who to notify should something not seem right.

Watch D.O.G.S. also support education. Dads can be a positive male role model to the entire student body. In every school, there are students that need extra time and attention from a positive father figure.

Watch D.O.G.S. are asked to help with a variety of activities that may include patrolling the school campus, assisting in unloading and loading cars and/or buses, reading and working on flash cards with students, being a referee at recess, eating lunch side by side with the students, and many other activities . However, at the end of the day, the greatest accomplishment is the satisfaction that the Watch D.O.G.S. feels when he completes his day and knows he’s done whatever it takes to sow seeds of success in the lives of students.

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Two things to remember; plan for a full or half day and be early.

Watch D.O.G.S. greet students as they arrive at school, a well placed “Good Morning” and a cheerful High-Five can make a difference in a student’s day. Please arrive early so that you have time to get checked-in, get your orientation and schedule, and don’t miss out on this fun time before the students start their day. Recess is still as fun as you remember, but there are some rules for volunteers. Please review the playground rules, available in the office, before heading out to recess. Be sure to introduce yourself to the “playground duties” so that they know who you are and why you’re there.

The primary focus is for each father to make a positive connection with his own child/children, but the need for interaction with the entire student body as a whole is also vital as well as vitally rewarding.  This year we will be offering a half day and full day option.

Want more info? Or to sign up? Check out this Watch DOG post, or contact watchdogs@purdypta.com!

Kick-off Pizza Party: Successful Night with the Watch D.O.G.S.

On Tuesday, October 20th the Purdy Commons was full as hosted the Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) Pizza Night out. Purdy Watch DOGS have the opportunity to volunteer for half or a whole day in the school. The program offers a glimpse into the everyday life of the students. Watch DOGS will learn first hand about the increasingly complex challenges and decisions kids face today all while providing positive male role models for students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

The best part? The Watch DOGS gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their child and the others in the classroom, lunch and recess.

For additional questions on the program or the approval process to volunteer please contact Purdy Top D.O.G.S. Matt Keefe at golf18today@hotmail.com or Dennis Deleon at ddeleon@mac.com.