Watch D.O.G.S.

Dads of Great Students

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering. There are two primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program.

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.

WATCH D.O.G.S. began in 1998 in a single school in Springdale, Arkansas and has since grown into a national recognized program that has brought hundreds of thousands of fathers and father figures into the school classrooms and hallways across the country, creating millions of hours of “in school” volunteer time and having a tremendously positive impact on the educational process. Today more than 4,049 schools in 46 states plus DC participate in WATCH D.O.G.S.

Who Are WatchDOGS?

WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school. During the day, WatchDOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well.

For more information about the Watch D.O.G.S. program at Peiffer Elementary, please contact our coordinator at

Thank you for volunteering to be a Watch D.O.G.
at Peiffer Elementary

Thank you for serving today as a Peiffer Watch DOG. In order to continually improve the effectiveness of the WATCH D.O.G.S.® program, please complete the following End of Day Survey - it should take less than 60 seconds to complete. Your opinions and input are important to us.

Pfeiffer 4-digit code is: 1081