Emily Dickinson PTSA

Information and Sign up event, September 18th!

  • Returning dads can sign up between 5 and 6pm.
  • New dads - please bring your student and join us for an informational evening with pizza!

Watch D.O.G.S (Dads Of Great Students) is a nationwide program that brings dads and father figures into schools. Here at Dickinson/Explorer, we have dads come for a full day of working in various classrooms, going to recess and lunch and helping with any special programs we may have happening that day. This may include working in the Wetlands, helping set up and tear down for assemblies or assisting kids in the Toymaker workshop. During the day, you may find yourself helping students with math facts, writing papers, reading stories, assisting with art projects or playing education board games.

Each year we hold an informational night in September for anyone new to the program. During the evening, we explain the program, show examples of a daily schedule, and ask volunteers to pick the date that works best for them. In past years, we have had about 110 men volunteer during the year! The kids like having the dads here almost as much as the dads like being part of this program! To quote one dad after their day was done "well now I know better what to talk about school with my daughter at dinner time!"

Dickinson/Explorer WATCH D.O.G.S Coordinators: Patty Ballew and Nikki Poppino

National Program: http://www.fathers.com/watchdogs/