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Watch D.O.G.S.

Join the Mechanicsville Elementary WATCH DOGS Team!

We are excited to begin our second year of the WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program at MES.  Watch D.O.G.S is the father involvement initiative of the National Center for Fathering.  The program’s objectives are safety and supporting education.  WATCH DOGS provide an extra set of eyes and ears to watch out for any potential problems and serve as a positive male role for the entire student body.

Fathers or father figures volunteer for at least one day all day during the year;  hours are 7:40 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  While dads are volunteering, they will greet students as they arrive, monitor the lunch room and eat lunch with their student(s), supervise recess activities, help in classrooms with a teacher’s guidance, and assist with dismissal.


Please click Watch DOG - Sign up for Watch Dog to sign up to be a WatchDog Dad.

If you would like to sign up to be a “hero for a day,” please contact Suzi Tapper at stapper@hcps.us. You can visit <here> for additional information about this program.

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