Thursday, September 17, 2015

Pine Tree Primary Kicks Off WATCH D.O.G.S. Program September 22

Pine Tree Primary will kick off its WATCH D.O.G.S. Program with a Dads and Kids' Pizza Night on September 22 from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Pine Tree Primary School located at 1808 Silver Falls Road.

The WATCH D.O.G.S.(Dads of Great Students) program is a local campus initiative of the National Center for Fathering.  The program is open to all students and fathers and father-figures of Pine Tree Primary students.  There is no charge to attend.

Benefits of the  WATCH D.O.G.S. program:

Students gain a positive male role model.  Some students do not have a father-figure present in their home and the number of male teachers has been steadily declining in recent years.  More positive male role models are needed in the school setting.

Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears.  The presence of WatchDOGS (Dads Of Great Students) can increase a sense of security at the building for students and staff, and it helps create an environment conducive to learning.

Fathers and father-figures can spend meaningful time with their students in the school setting and gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student’s life, just by being a ‘dad’.

When WatchDOGS invest a day at school, they can learn how better to partner with the school to meet educational goals of students.

For more information on the WATCH D.O.G.S. program at PT Primary contact Gina Ozment, Primary Counselor at  903-295-5095.

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