WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center for Fathering. The goals are: 1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important. 2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

While this program is run by Kenmore Elementary School, our PTA provides support by soliciting volunteers. 

WATCH D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer slot, including monitoring the school entrance, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, monitoring the lunch room, or helping in the classroom with a teacher’s guidance by working with small groups of students on homework, flashcards, or spelling. Many school principals have reported that the mere presence of a WATCH D.O.G. dramatically reduces reports of bullying.

For more information about WATCH D.O.G.S. at Kenmore Elementary, click here: 

We are looking for a WATCH D.O.G.S. PTA Representative to provide brief updates at our meetings. If you are available to help, please write to:


Directory Listing for Position: Watch D.O.G.S.

Name Email
Karen Zehm