EP WATCH D.O.G. Program Fun Facts 2017-2018
September Launch Pizza Night event: 35 “dads” attended, representing 56 students
January Dads and Donuts event: 17 “dads” attended, 34 students attended.
DOG Time: 21 of 24 registered volunteers volunteered hours, 131 visits logged (81 full day – 50 half day),
782.5 hours of service, 6 hours on average per DOG. Range of daily DOG visits -- Max: 26, Min: 1.
DOG Grade Levels: Kinder (4), G1 (4), G2 (7), G3 (8), G4 (6), G5 (5), G6 (3)
Teachers with the most DOGS: Agrellas, Buchwald, Carter, Fenton, Whalen (all with 3 DOGS each)
Half day DOGS vs. Whole day DOGS vs Mix of Half and Whole Day DOGS: 5:6:10
DOGS visits by month: Sept (5) Oct (11), Nov (11), Dec (14), Jan (14), Feb (10), Mar (17), Apr (15), May (22), June (12). Year Total: 131
Note: All EP grade levels have 3 or more DOGS. There are 21 classrooms with a DOG. Of the 24 registered DOGS,
11 serve multiple classrooms and 13 DOGS serve 1 classroom.
DOG Daily Evaluation Summary: 23 daily responses represent 21 DOGS
- Rewarding Experience: Strongly Agree (20), Agree (2), Uncertain (1), Disagree (0)
- Recommend to other “dads”: Strongly Agree (15), Agree (8), Disagree (0)
- Signed up because: Pizza/Donuts (2), Student Asked (9), PTA/promoted (1), Served before (11)
Working on math with the students (x3), working with the kindergarteners, learning about what my son is doing during school, working with the students for the toy making seminar, great/good (x4), helping with art project, singing with the kids at the music sing along assembly, soccer/soccer at recess (x2), Valentine’s Day Parties!, working with all the students (x2), watching the kids enjoy learning and helping each other, being there for a couple kids who were upset and crying (K and 4th grade) and assisting Mrs. Kam with organizing an upcoming lesson set, helping kids with their math and spelling
I would help program by:
Having more after hour events, volunteering more for the school, continue to engage the teachers to find ways to include the watch dogs in their agenda when possible, creating a master list for teachers with all the ways Watch DOGS can be utilized in their classrooms, keeping the teachers involved in planning on how best to use watch dogs on a last-minute update, recruiting more Watch D.O.G.S. to help