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Watch D.O.G.S.

Pole Green needs you!

WATCH D.O.G.S. is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement, organizations in the country. In 1998, the very first WATCH D.O.G.S. program launched at Gene George Elementary in Springdale, AR. Today, more than 6,800 schools across the country have launched a WATCH D.O.G.S. program of their own. Each school year hundreds of thousands of fathers and father-figures make a positive impact on millions of children by volunteering millions of hours in their local schools through this amazing one-of-a-kind program.

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Watch DOGS Volunteer Sign Up

Pole Green Elementary invites any and all fathers/father-figures to volunteer and make a positive impact on our wonderful students.


ALL Volunteers must complete the new Hanover County Process for Volunteering. 

Once approved as a volunteer, please find a time in the Watch DOGS calendar to sign up. If you have any questions, please contact our coordinator at

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T-Shirt Purchase

If you would like to purchase a WatchDOGS t-shirt (or have already received one and not paid), please pay here.

Also, please contact us once you pay to confirm your payment:


  • 7:45 - 8:00 am - Greet students on bus loop (your student(s) should report to class for check in, attendance, etc. Your student should come back to the office by 7:58am)

  • 8:00 - 8:10 am - Join office for the morning announcements w/your student(s) and picture for facebook if interested (this is not required)

  • 8:10 - 8:30 am - Hall monitor in foyer- students will be leaving from breakfast, returning books to the library, dropping off items to the office etc. Also, deliver student items dropped off by parents in the office (Ms. Wells and Ms. Harding will give you item w/student and teacher name to deliver as needed.

  • 8:30 - 9:00 am - Help in office

  • 9:00 -10:15 am - Volunteer in your student’s classroom (This time can be divided if you have more than one student) (teachers need to be notified in advance of the day they will have a volunteer so they are prepared please. I would suggest emailing Rhonda Voorhees ( the date and time of the watchdog and I can forward to them). This time may be in the general ed classroom or the resource classroom depending on the student schedule.

  • 10:15 - 1:30 pm - Volunteering in the cafeteria to help all k-5 students. Wear gloves supplied by the school, and open items for students, walk around introduce yourself as a volunteer Watch Dog to students. During your student(s) lunch, you can sit with your student at the visitor table. 

  • 1:30 pm - 1:40 pm - Break

  • 1:40 - 2:20 pm - Volunteer in a resource classroom:

    • Monday - Library

    • Tuesday - Art

    • Wednesday - Music

    • Thursday - PE

    • Friday - Enrichment Class

  • 2:20 - 2:30 pm - Hall monitor in Foyer- students will be moving to the gym for parent pickup, to the cafeteria for daycare vans, etc.


If you are taking your student(s) home with you, the teacher needs to know in the morning and can send the students to you at dismissal.

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