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Stanley Elementary Launches WATCH D.O.G.S.

Katy Texas News
Posted February 8, 2011

Stan C. Stanley Elementary’s PTA recently started a chapter of WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students). The group is for fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other father-figures to become more involved with Stanley students.

This program is an innovative national program of the National Center for Fathering. Its focus is to improve education in our nation’s schools by using the positive influence of fathers to provide a positive and active male role-model for students during their school day, and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears to enhance school security.

WATCH D.O.G.S. dads volunteer for at least one day each year wearing their official T-shirts and “dog tags” identifying themselves as WATCH D.O.G.S. These dads may read to a class, play at recess, help in the lunchroom, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and other assigned activities to actively engage with Stanley students.

Stanley Elementary is the only PTA sponsored WATCH D.O.G.S. program in the area, and the overwhelming participation has attracted national attention. The school averages more than one dad on campus a day, and is estimated to log around 1,200 volunteer hours from the dads this school year. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

WATCH D.O.G.S. dad Dave Pergande helping out in his daughter Allison’s third grade class.

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