Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) are coming to Rotolo Middle School, Principal Steve Maciejewski reports.
According to a School District 101 email notice, Watch DOGS are fathers, grandfathers and uncles who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official Watch DOG school.
During the day, Watch DOGS may read and help with flash cards, eat lunch with students, watch entrances and hallways, assist with traffic, and in general just help around the school. Watch DOGS are given a brief review of their involvement on their first day and are asked to wear an official Watch DOGS T-shirt.
"We are looking to begin this program on Nov. 11, but we need volunteers!" Maciejewski said.
An informational Night Pizza Party will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at in the Multi-purpose room. Dads, uncles and grandfathers will learn about the program, eat pizza and can sign up to volunteer.
The program is starting with sixth-graders and officials hope to develop it through the years. Additional information may be found by going to the RMS website and clicking on the Watch D.O.G.S link.
SOURCE: Rotolo Middle School and Batavia School District 101