Recently, both Borland Elementary and Weston Elementary schools in Imlay City hosted WATCH D.O.G.S. Kick-Off events. This will be the second year of this amazing program at both buildings. This program is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based family and community engagement organizations. The first WATCH D.O.G.S. program launched in 1998 and today there are more than 6,450 schools across the country that have implemented programs of their own.
The goal of WATCH D.O.G.S. is to provide positive male role models for students. It’s not just for dads, though. The district encourages all positive male role models: fathers, grandfathers, uncles, step-fathers and community members to come in and volunteer.
If you have just one day during the school year available, give us a call and we can get you signed up! It’s a great opportunity for men looking for a way to give back to the children of Imlay City and who would like to be a positive male role model. Some of the things that a WATCH D.O.G.S. can look forward to doing include greeting students, helping lead the Pledge of Allegiance, helping in classrooms, patrolling hallways, eating lunch with students in the cafeteria, playing with students on the playground, and assisting with buses at the end of the day.
If you missed the kick-off event but would like more information or to sign-up for a day, please feel free to contact either Weston Elementary at 810-724-9812 or Borland Elementary at 810-724-9813.
—Dr. Dina Tallis
Imlay City Schools’ Executive Director for Curriculum and Instruction