You can expect to spend about 30 minutes in your child’s class as well as lunch and recess with their class. You can also expect to get a picture taken with your child for the WATCHDOGS HALL OF FAME wall.

Most kids like to order a watchdogs shirt as well so they can wear it the same day as their dad/father figure.
Part of the goal of Watchdogs is to provide a father figure to all the students and for the children to see their dad helping others and the school as well.

Volunteer a “DOG” Day

Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, and uncles are asked to spend at least one day at school volunteering as security monitors, reading mentors, sports referees, listening ears or for whatever needs to be done to plant seeds of success in the lives of children. A full day is one of the most rewarding experiences you can every hope to have. You get the opportunity to really engage with children and see how much they enjoy you being there. Be warned: if you do one day, your child is always going to ask you when you are coming back for another.

Morning Drop-Off/Afternoon Pick-Up

Drop-offs and pick-ups are the busiest times at the school. Help is always needed to make sure that the children safely make it to their destination, either to the school or a vehicle. Directing cars, keeping the children clear of traffic and slowing down those in a hurry are just a few ways to ensure this.

Lunchroom Monitoring

The lunchroom is an area where WatchDOGS and volunteers alike are constantly needed. Helping to maintain order and assisting children with their lunch needs are jobs that are regularly welcomed. You will also have the opportunity to share lunch with your child.

Teacher Assisting/Mentoring

A teacher may appreciate an extra hand around the classroom, assisting with various projects or just helping out around the classroom. If you have a special skill or interest, you could prove an invaluable resource to a special project. Mentoring a child or group of children in reading or math is always an option.

Special Events

Several Times a year we are requested for help with special events. Requests are sent out to the Watchdogs via the watchodgs email Registered list.

Sample Schedule

  • 7:20-7:30 – Checkin at Front Office and get a schedule
  • 7:30-7:50  Greet/Open Car Doors out front
  • 7:50-8:00 – Intro and Picture w/child for Watchdog Wall
  • 8:00-8:30 – Assigned duties with Kindergarten
  • 8:30-9:00 – Assigned duties with 1st Grade
  • 9:00-9:25 – Assigned duties with 2nd Grade
  • 9:25-9:45 – Assigned duties with 4th Grade
  • 9:45-10:25 – Assigned duties with 5th Grade
  • 10:25-12:20 – *Lunch with your child and Lunch duty
  • 11:00-12:50 – *Recess with your child and Recess duty
  • 1:30-2:00 – Assigned duties 4th Grade Science
  • 1:15-2:00 – Assigned duties 3rd Grade
  • 2:00-2:50 – Assigned duties with the Front Office
  • 2:50 – Assist with dismissal (Front Drive)

Your actual schedule will vary and be tailored for you to have lunch and recess with your child(ren).