Upcoming Events


Donuts with Dads 

  • When: Friday, January 10th, 2020
  • Time: 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Where : Fernwood cafeteria
  • RSVP :  here

Become a member of our Watch D.O.G.S. program and make a difference at Fernwood Elementary.

Who are the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)?

  • Dads
  • Grandpas
  • Step-dads
  • Or other father figures

What do the Watch D.O.G.S. do?

  • Spend part of or the whole day at school being a role model for kids:
  • Volunteer in their student(s)'s classroom as well as others (up to 4 classrooms in a day!)
  • Enjoy lunch with their kid(s)
  • Help at lunch and recess by chatting or playing with kids


Program Benefits

  • 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 Watch D.O.G.S. can increase a sense of security for students and staff, and it helps create an environment conducive to learning.
  • Fathers spend meaningful time with their students in school and gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student's life, just by being a "dad".
  • When Watch D.O.G.S. invest a day at school, they can learn how better to partner with the school to meet educational goals of students.


 Here's how it works in 3 easy steps

  1. Select a date here: Watch DOGS sign-up 
  2. Attend a free Watch D.O.G.S. training session with your student(s). 
  3. Be sure your required district volunteer forms are current. VOLUNTEER FORM (or pick up in the Fernwood office)


  • Please note as you should only schedule a time to volunteer that is at least 5 days in advance of when you are signing up.
  • SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact PTSA Coordinator to be signed up manually.

**Reminder: Your background check must be up to date, they are good for 2 years.Please contact the Fernwood office if you have questions about yours.**


  • Contact PTSA Watch D.O.G.S. Coordinator, Kris Cahill Or  Mrs. Redshaw
  • Click here to purchase Official WatchDOGS merchandise & T-Shirts (T-Shirts are available to borrow in the front office.)