Watch D.O.G.S.

Watch D.O.G.S
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Lady’s Island Elementary School is bringing WATCH D.O.G.S to help support our students and staff! WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is a family and community engagement educational initiative. WATCH D.O.G.S is a program that encourages positive male role models to volunteer in the school. This includes, and is not limited to fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other male/father-figures.

What are the goals of a WATCH D.O.G.S. program?

1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

What do WatchDOGS do while at Lady’s Island Elementary School ?

During the day, WatchDOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, patrol 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.

Many school principals have reported that the mere presence of a WatchDOG dad dramatically reduces reports of bullying. On the day of their participation, WatchDOG dads are given a brief review of their involvement and they wear an official WATCH D.O.G.S. t-shirt with a disposable ‘Dog Tag’ identifying them as a WatchDOG.

If you are interested or would like to recommend someone to be a part of WatchDOG at Lady’s Island Elementary School please contact Ms.Newton at 843-322-2270 or email at jalissa.newton@beaufort.k12.sc.us.