Watch D.O.G.S.

We’re gearing up for another successful year of the Watch D.O.G.S. program. Thank you to everyone who volunteered last year. We hope to see you at the Castle again. 

 

ABOUT WATCH D.O.G.S.

Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is a national program with the goal of providing positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.  Visit https://dadsofgreatstudents.com/ for additional information on the program.

 

When you sign up for Watch D.O.G.S., you pick a day to spend at Norton from 7:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. You’ll receive a schedule of activities, which can vary from reading to your child’s class, playing with the kids during recess or PE, sharing your profession with a classroom, or helping out the staff with odd jobs around the school. You’ll spend some time in your child’s classroom(s) and eat lunch together. 

 

WatchDOGS are encouraged to interact with other kids and be a positive presence wherever there is a need. You’ll come away with a better understanding of how your kids spend their days, not to mention a greater appreciation for the hard work their teachers do every day. From time to time, WatchDOGS are called upon to help with special events like refereeing kickball games or manning stations at Field Day.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  1. Join the Norton PTA at ptanorton.org.
  2. Complete the required volunteer background check through AISD. This is mandatory before you will be allowed inside the school. Processing can take up to two (2) weeks.
  3. Access the online Watch D.O.G.S. Volunteer 2021-2022 Calendar. Scroll down to see the months. Dates highlighted in black are not available due to testing, holidays, or other activities.
  4. Request a school day that works for you on the WatchDOG Date Request Form.  A few days before your scheduled date, you’ll receive an agenda from Ms. DeLeon that confirms your date and gives you a schedule of activities for the day.
  5. Get a t-shirt: WatchDOG t-shirts aren’t mandatory but we highly recommend you wear one on your day at the school – it helps the kids identify you as the WatchDOG.  If you don’t already have a shirt, please visit the Watch D.O.G.S. online store.

 

Note: Due to the popularity of the program, we ask that you only sign up for ONE day so everyone has an opportunity to participate. If we end up with open days (often do during second half of school year), we’ll ask for more volunteers later in the year.

 

Contacts

WatchDOG Coordinator: Jeff Clark, dadsclub@ptanorton.org
Program Coordinator at Norton: Peyton DeLeon, School Counselor, peyton.deleon@ptanorton.org

Norton Community Partners for 2021-2022