Aikin Elementary Launches Watch D.O.G.S. Program
Aikin Elementary is starting a new volunteer program at the school called Watch D.O.G.S. which stands for Dads of Great Students. The goal of the program is to increase the involvement of dads on campus as positive male role models.
To be involved, a dad simply needs to volunteer at some frequency that works for them – three times a years or once a month – it makes no difference. There is no minimum time commitment. Volunteers at Aikin will be assigned duties by Vice Principal David Stevens and provided a schedule for the timeframes they can help. Duties may range from traffic control in the morning to assisting teachers with classroom activities to lunch room duty.
The kick off event for this program next Thursday evening (April 3) at 6 pm at the Aikin school cafeteria. Any and all dads of Aikin students who would like to participate in this program are encouraged to attend and learn more about it.
WATCH D.O.G.S. began in 1998 in a single school in Springdale, Arkansas and has since grown into a nationally recognized program that has brought hundreds of thousands of fathers and father-figures into the school classrooms and hallways across the county. WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day per school year.
The WATCH D.O.G.S. ® program has been recognized by the United States Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and has been involved in the U.S. Department of Education’s P.F.I.E.(Partnership For Family Involvement In Education) and the Department’s Safe School Summit.