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Centennial Elementary is starting a new program this year called Watch D.O.G.S. Our goal is to get student's fathers (and father-figures) to take the time to volunteer one day a year in their child's school. Statistics show that by having fathers more involved, children develop more fully socially, physically, academically, and emotionally. When you volunteer it also shows your child that education is important to you.

We are asking that you make the commitment to volunteer for one full day (8:00-3:15). When volunteering you will spend time in your child's classroom helping the teacher and the students with an activity such as reading to students, helping with a math game, recess, an art project etc. You will also have the opportunity to spend time in other classrooms so that more students can benefit from your presence as a role model. In addition, you will have a free lunch compliments of Centennial and be able to eat with your child.

We want the students to know when there is a Watch D.O.G.S. in the building. On the day you volunteer, your child will get to announce you over the intercom. There are Watch D.O.G.S. uniforms (shirts) that are available for you to buy if you choose as this helps you to be more visible to the students. The adult shirt is $14. There are also children shirts available if you are interested for $13.

If you would like to learn more about the program, sign-up, and/or buy a shirt you can call the school at 323-4170. You can ask for any of the following people or email as well.

Michele Svihovec, Principal at
Chris Narum, School Counselor at
Sarah Holzer, School Social Worker at

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