Hello D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students),

As dads, grandfathers, uncles, etc., we are presented with the great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students at Grand Oak Elementary. The Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program allows men a unique opportunity to:

take an active role in their student’s education,
provide natural opportunities for mentoring other students needing a healthy male influence,
And offer another layer of support for the wonderful administrators, staff, and teachers of Grand Oak.

Know that as Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students), the benefits our children receive from the program and the reward we receive from a day spent serving at school is great. There is nothing like seeing the joy and pride in your own child’s eyes when, together, you welcome students to school in your Watch D.O.G.S. shirt. Or that feeling you get when a student says, “there goes a Watch Dog” as you walk the halls of the school.

In short, the program is already off to a successful start and we are expecting continued participation throughout this and subsequent years. You ARE making a difference!

For those who have not signed up for a day, remember we are asking you to take one day out of the school year to spend as a Watch Dog (you may choose more than one day a school year).

If you have not completed your background check, click here to start the process. Remember, this program is open to all men who share a relationship with a Grand Oak Elementary student. That means grandfathers, uncles, brothers, guardians, etc. are welcome to participate.

If you have already completed the background check and have been approved, you can click here to sign up for the day or days of your choice. If you have any questions concerning Watch D.O.G.S., contact either of our Top Dogs, Hank or John and we would be glad to give you more information.

See you in the halls of Grand Oak.

Hank Barkley & John Gilbert
Co-Top D.O.G.s

Grand Oak Dads, uncles, grandfathers…

Come be a special part of your Grand oak student’s education! Join your GOE WarchDOGS and come be your students VIP (Very Important Pirate)
WatchDOGS are invited to come together on Tuesday, October 25th, from 7:45-8:15am.

Help students shop for perfect books, enjoy a treat and show them how important education is to you. Friday 10/21 from 7:15-8:30 am, in classrooms:

Monday – Friday 10/24-28 2 hour shifts during school hours:

Thursday, October 27 at Family Fun Night: 5:30 – 7pm,
Run games and greet Grand Oak ‘mateys’

Volunteers are also needed in the Treehouse for ongoing opportunities!

Assist with a Kindergarten class each week in the library to help us go more in depth with our youngest owls!

Mondays, 9:45-10:30 (Juchter)
Mondays, 10:35-11:10 (Hankins)
Tuesdays, 9:45-10:30 (Thomas)
Thursdays, 9:45-10:30 (N. Carpenter)
Fridays, 9:45-10:30 (Spain)

Sign Up Here:
Questions? Please contact Miss Brinn at

WatchDOGS are asked to wear an official “hero of the hallways” shirt when they are ‘on watch’ to make them easily identifiable. The shirts are $12 for sizes M to XL, and $13 for XXL and XXXL. There are also children’s  shirts available for $10 so you and your child can ‘match’ on your watch day(s). Simply email and request what size and how many. We have a few in stock at GOE and can likely have one ready when you come your first day.

Before you can volunteer as a “Hero of the Halls” YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED AND APPROVED CMS VOLUNTEER.

Thank you for considering sharing your time and talents!

Learn more about the program.
Questions or to learn more contact:
Click Here to update your information

Join the PTA Newsletter!