More than 80 dads, grandfathers, uncles, and other male role models came to Florence Mattison Elementary School this week to say they'll commit to spending some extra time there this school year.
The school held a kickoff event for their "WatchDOG Dad" program.
"WatchDOG" volunteers have the opportunity to provide an extra set of eyes around the school to support safety/security, help teachers with various projects, eat lunch with their child, and help with arrival and dismissal.
This is the school's first year to implement the popular program.
Principal Stacy DeFoor says the "WatchDOGS" are very important in the lives of students.
He was thrilled with the turnout.
"I was overwhelmed by the support during our kickoff," says Defoor. "To me, this signifies the level of commitment that our dads are taking this year to keep our school safe while spending time with their children."
Approximately 200 students brought their "WatchDOGS" to the kickoff. They were fed and served by the school's teachers and PTO moms.
The new "WatchDOGS" signed up for days to volunteer throughout this school year. Florence Mattison has ordered special shirts for them to wear when they serve on duty.
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