Monday, November 26, 2012

Watch D.O.G.S

Jacob's school has a program called Watch D.O.G.S- Dads of Great Students. The thought behind this program is not only to get the dads more involved but to have more of a male presence up at the school. I think the only males employed at his school are the two P.E coaches. Jim joined the program this year by attending the kick-off meeting and then signed up for a day of volunteering. Something we didn't realize was the sign-up was for an entire day up at the school. He was there from 7:30-3:00.

Jim was a bit hesitant at first not sure what the day was going to involve. However, the program ran very smoothly and Jim actually ended up enjoying the day. They asked for him to be there at 7:30 to help with drop-off. Which included helping the kids out of the cars and greeting the parents.  Jim and Jacob then got acknowledged on the morning announcements which was a special treat for them both. They had a set schedule for Jim to follow which included him rotating through the four first grade classes. He got to start in Jacob's class and got to read the class a story. He also worked one-on-one with different students in specific subjects. I took lunch up to both of them that day and Jacob was on cloud nine that we were both there. Jim got to know the principal and the other first grade teachers well and really enjoyed the day.

They have a bulletin board in one of the hallways that recognizes all the Watch Dog Dads. 

1 comment:

  1. So proud of Jim - he is such a good daddy and I love how involved he is. What a neat program the school has to encourage the dads to be involved!