by Jennifer Sierra
Over 300 people showed up for the WATCHD.O.G.S. meeting held at Grandview Elementary School last night. It was an amazing turnout of fathers and kids on a St. Patrick’s Day evening. Fathers talked to one another and kids ate pizza and colored. Superintendent Smith spoke as well as Grandview’s Principal David Fuller. They both appealed to the crowd as fathers first. That is why this program is so important to the community. As outlined in an earlier article, The Bellevue Dayton Sun published on the WATCHD.O.G.S. program, the involvement of parents in their children’s school lives decreases the chances of getting involved in bad activities as well as improves their grades.
One father, David Clark, was there with his 3 children. He had a bad back and could barely walk but was there with his kids and was completely focused on them the entire time. While other fathers were out drinking at their local pubs on St. Patrick’s Day, these fathers were having pizza with their kids and learning how to get more involved in their children’s lives. The luck of the Irish was indeed at Grandview Elementary School and the students whose fathers cared enough to show up for them.
Watch a part of the program here: WATCHD.O.G. S. Program at Grandview Elementary