North Oakview WatchD.O.G.S.

Thank you for another wonderful year!

The sixth year of North Oakview’s Watch D.O.G.S. program has finished. We have had over 300 dads come and be a friend and help the kids at North Oakview. North Oakview’s Watch D.O.G.S. chapter started in the fall of 2011, thanks to the efforts of principal Teya Cotter and teacher Jason Hoogenstyn. At the kick-off event, over 100 Dads and their children showed up, many of whom signed up on the spot for volunteering as a Watch DOG.

The Watch D.O.G.S. program at North Oakview is managed by a core team consisting of Principal Teya Cotter, teacher Jason Hoogenstyn and Top Dog Brett Wardrop, along with Watch D.O.G.S. coordinator Nicole Quick and alumni Top Dog Sam Knochs. All of the parents had previously volunteered at North Oakview, and together with Teya and Jason expanded on the need of volunteers that would be male role models for students.

Watch the Watch D.O.G.S. founders video to get excited about this program!

We are so excited you want to take this opportunity to join our team in educating children! Your day at North Oakview will consist of many different interactions with students including: Recess, lunch, student academics,, teacher assisting, greeting students, welcoming parents, etc.

  1. Make sure you have a current 16-17 Volunteer Consent Form on file

  2. Wear your Watch D.O.G. t-shirt and plan to be outside for part of your day

  3. Tell your child(ren) where to meet you at dismissal

  4. A school lunch will be provided or you can pack a lunch

  5. Arrive at 7:45AM

  6. Park out front in the Watch D.O.G.S. prime parking spot

  7. Head into the office for check-in and you can put your things in the WD locker in the Teacher's Lounge 

  8. Head to Mr. Hoogenstyn's classroom for orientation/training

  9. Head right outside to the K-2 parking lot crossing area to welcome students being dropped off

  10. Start your day in your youngest child's homeroom 

  11. Follow your schedule

  12. Interact with children

  13. Have fun

  14. Stay through dismissal to greet parents and send off all students

Thanks to the North Oakview PTC for their support and sponsorship.

What you should know

Open dates!

See you next fall!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on

2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on

3. Sign up! Choose your spots - will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Thanks for being a caring dad/guardian and making Watch D.O.G.S. at North Oakview a success!

Watch the Dads and Pizza Night kick-off video