Watch DOGS

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Who Are WatchDOGS?

WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer at Black Diamond Elementary. During the day, WatchDOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play/supervise at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well.

Program Benefits

  • Students gain positive male role models.
  • Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears. The presence of a father or father figure will provide an additional deterrent to bullying, enhance a sense of security in the building, and will help to create an environment conducive to learning.
  • Fathers get a glimpse of their students’ everyday world and learn about the increasingly complex challenges and decisions today’s youth are facing. As a result, they can learn to relate better to their student and hopefully connect with them.
  • Fathers gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student’s life in three critical areas including: academic performance, self-esteem, social behavior.
  • Due to budget shortfalls and cutbacks, often teachers are presented with larger classrooms each year. Fathers and father figures (aka WatchDOGS) provide real and important help for the teachers and the students.

For more information about becoming a Watch DOG, please contact Mr. Tulluck at Derek_Tulluck@enumclaw.wednet.edu or visit the main office to pick up the volunteer registration paperwork.

Visit Fathers.com to learn more about Watch DOGS and how many students across the US are benefitting from this amazing program.

Watch DOGS is sponsored by the Black Diamond Elementary PTA.