Posted Date: 05/06/2019
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Jefferson Elementary School
Kicks Off WATCH D.O.G.S.®
(Dads Of Great Students) Program
WHO: Students and fathers and father-figures of Jefferson Elementary School
WHAT: A Dads and Kids’ Pizza Night celebration to launch a family and community engagement program called WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students). The WATCH D.O.G.S.® program was created by a group of parents and educators in a single school in 1998, and has since grown to one of the largest and most respected family and community engagement initiatives in the country. Each year thousands of schools across the country utilize the WATCH D.O.G.S. ® program to reach out to the fathers and father-figures of their students and invite those men to take at least one full day off work during the school year and spend that entire day volunteering in their child’s school. Each year WATCH D.O.G.S. ® generates millions of in school volunteer hours in support of our students and educators. Please call WATCH D.O.G.S.® at 888-540-DOGS (3647) for additional information.
WHEN: May 14, 2019 @ 5:30-6:30pm
WHERE: Jefferson Elementary School, 301 W. Harrison St., Jefferson, TX 75657
WHY: Studies by the U.S. Department of Education have demonstrated that a positive adult male role model will have a uniquely positive impact on the development and educational success of a child, dramatically increasing the child’s likelihood of graduating and getting mostly A’s along the way, while at the same time dramatically decreasing the likelihood of that child living in poverty, getting involved with drugs and alcohol, and avoiding potentially devastating choices that result in a criminal record or a teen pregnancy. The U.S. Department of Education has identified the WATCH D.O.G.S. ® program as an effective way to increase male involvement in our nation’s schools.
Each school year thousands of men volunteer to work at least one day in their child’s school through the WATCH D.O.G.S. ® program. These men work alongside the educators to help as crossing guards, car/bus rider facilitators, hallway monitors, library assistants, lunchroom helpers, classroom and homework tutors and playground/gymnasium coaches. The possibilities are endless. Every school year these men have a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of kids.
Pizza Night information: Principal Lindsey Whitaker, 903-665-2461.