In 2015, Miller Elementary started a program called Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students). Our goal was 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) for a maximum of 2 days per school year. When volunteering you will spend time in your child’s classroom and other classrooms helping the teacher and the students with an activity, such as reading to students, helping with a math game, recess, an art project etc.
Lunch is available at school. Please dress appropriately for the weather as you will spend some time outside with the students. We respectfully request that when in the building you refrain from wearing hats and to please put all soda, coffee, and other drinks in a covered cup. A limited supply of Watch D.O.G. S. shirts are available at the school if you are interested.
If you would like to learn more about the program you can check out the official Watch D.O.G.S. website https://dadsofgreatstudents.com/
You must complete a volunteer form, annually, through the BPS District. Please review the handbook at this link Volunteer Handbook. At the end of the handbook is two forms that MUST be submitted to the Miller Office. We will submit it for a background check. Once the background check has come back approved (which takes approximately 30 days), a follow-up email will be sent to you that must be completed to finish the background check. Be sure to look for the email as it may be sent to a spam folder. Once your background check is complete you may then follow the steps below to sign up to be a Watch D.O.G. S. If you do not complete the background check you will be unable to volunteer for the Watch D.O.G.S. program.
After your background check is complete, the directions are as follows to signup:
*We ask that you sign up 2 weeks in advance of the date you would like to volunteer:
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp: https://signup.com/go/fPdJuWd
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: SignUp does not share your email address with anyone.
Further questions contact: