Adel Elementary and DeSoto Intermediate have started a WATCH DOGS (Dads Of Great Students) parent volunteer program this year. This program focuses on dads and other father-figures, and asks them to volunteer one full day at the building. These dads wear a t-shirt that identifies them as a WATCH DOG and they help in many ways – supervision in the lunch room, at recess, in the halls, tutoring students, spending time in their child’s classroom – and more. There has been a great response by dads – they are filling up the days at both schools. The goal is to have one WATCH DOG at school every day of the year. David McAdon, a dad who has already spent a day at AE said, “Watch DOGS was a wonderful experience that allowed me to interact with not only my own child but other children in the Adel Elementary School. Watch DOGS allows dads the opportunity to provide children with a male role model willing to interact with students during class time, recess, PE and lunch time. I really enjoyed this experience and would encourage all dad’s to take part in this wonderful program.”
If you are a dad or father-figure of an Adel Elementary and/or DeSoto Intermediate student and are interested in being a WATCH DOG, call Adel Elementary at 993-4283 or DeSoto Intermediate at 834-2424.