Watch D.O.G.S.

Watch D.O.G.S.

WATCH D.O.G.S.®  is the father involvement  initiative of the National Center For Fathering. Inspired by one father’s desire to increase male involvement in his children’s school and with the help of the schools teachers and administration, WATCH D.O.G.S was created in 1998 at George Elementary in Springdale, AR. Since then, the program has spread across district 202 and the country.


Become a WATCH D.O.G. in 3 Easy Steps!

1. Click here for the sign up page: 2017-2018 Lakewood Falls Watch D.O.G.S Sign Up 

2. Enter your email address to gain access to the schedule (you will not be required to create an account).

3. Sign up and pick a date that works for you. Please remember to include your child's name and teacher's name.

Certain days will be available due to school events and all visits must be requested at least 1 week in advance.



Volunteer in the WATCH D.O.G.S. program for 1 day at Lakewood Falls Elementary School!

  • Greet students in the morning.
  • Enjoy lunch and specials with your child.
  • Interact with students at recess.
  • Assist teachers in their classrooms.
  • Spend time in your child's classroom.
  • Open to all fathers and father-figures.
  • Attend an End of the Year Watch D.O.G.S. Volunteer Party with your child.


FOR MORE INFORMATION contact Lakewood Falls at

Program benefits

  • Students gain a positive male role model.  Some students do not have a father-figure present in their home and the number of male teachers has been steadily declining in recent years.  More positive male role models are needed in the school setting.
  • Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears.  The presence of WatchDOGS (Dads Of Great Students) can increase a sense of security at the building for students and staff, and it helps create an environment conducive to learning.
  • Fathers and father-figures can spend meaningful time with their students in the school setting and gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student’s life, just by being a ‘dad’.
  • When WatchDOGS invest a day at school, they can learn how better to partner with the school to meet educational goals of students.


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