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What are Watch D.O.G.S?

Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) are dads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, neighbors, friends, and male role models of students here at Clara Love Elementary.  Each one has volunteered to spend at least one day this year being a role model here at school.  They read with students, help those who need a little extra time in the classroom, eat lunch with their own child, go to recess and just have FUN with our children. 


To volunteer you will need to submit to a background check (forms available on-line or in the school office) and sign up in the counselor's office and on the sign outside the cafeteria. You can fill out the form online or print a copy and return it to the Clara Love Elementary office. Hope we see you soon!  Visit the national organization's home page at:  http://www.fathers.com.


How do Watch D.O.G.S. support education and safety at school?

  • Encourage students!  (With lots of smiles and high fives, etc.)
  • Help with the flow of traffic at arrival and dismissal times
  • Monitor hallways and entrances
  • Monitor buildings - inside/outside
  • Assist at lunch
  • Assist at recess
  • Eat lunch with students
  • Read with classes or tutor small groups of students
  • Work with flash cards and/or educational games
  • Actively and positively engage with their student and others
  • Speak to classes about importance of education and career choices
  • Be available to mentor male students
  • Be chaperone of field trips and activities
  • Help students with test review
  • Smile and be a hero for the day!

These men will NOT:

  • Go into student restrooms
  • Be alone or unsupervised with students
  • Espouse political or religious beliefs to students
  • Sell or give their official WATCH D.O.G.S. t-shirt to someone who isn't an approved volunteer