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CALLING ALL DADS!! Available now at

Bonnie Ellison Elementary Watch D.O.G.S.

(Dads of Great Students)!!!

YOU have a unique opportunity to spend a day on campus with your child and make a difference for ALL students here at Bonnie Ellison Elementary!

  Who can be in Watch D.O.G.S.?  Any Father. Grandfather, Step-Father, Uncle or any other father figure of a Student enrolled at Ellison.

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads - Of - Great - Students) is one of the nations most respected organizations in the country. Since 1998 more than 6,450 schools have launched their own WATCH D.O.G.S. program. Each school year fathers make a positive impact on children by helping in their local schools through various activities.

96% of dads who completed an End-of-Day Survey agreed that their “experience as a Watch D.O.G.S. volunteer was rewarding” and they would “want to do something like this again.”

The benefits are immeasurable – time spent with your kids, helping them learn and grow, support for our teachers, and added security and safety for our students.  You’ll be "Dog-Tired" at the end of the day, but you’ll leave with a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction!

For more information about the Watch D.O.G.S. Program, contact Bonnie Ellison's Top Dog, Troy Knickerbocker.


Order a WatchDOGS T-shirt:

   Email our Ellison WatchDOGS Liaison, Judy Doerr at with your shirt size.    Shirts are $15.  Cash or checks (payable to "Ellison PTA").

   Payment must be received in the office before shirts will be given.


3 Easy Steps to becoming a Watch D.O.G.S.

Step 1:  Click here to complete your

VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECK(please do this at least 1 week prior to your volunteer day):

  •    Click link for the Background Form
  •    Enter the very short form and be sure to select "Ellison" in the Drop Down Box list of schools.
  •    Click "Submit to HR"

Step 2:  Order a WatchDOGS T-shirt:

  •    Shirts are $15.  
  •    Please purchase from our online store

Step 3:  Pick a Day(s) to Volunteer, 2 options:

Option 1: Use the paper calendar in the binder in the school office. Write your name on any open day. It is O.K. if multiple dad's sign up for the same day. (Days are marked when school is closed or when it is STAAR testing.)

Option 2: Use the online calendar to sign up. No login is required, but you do need to confirm your email address. Click SIGN-UP and enter your information. The system will send you a reminder 2 days prior. (**you may also want to uncheck the box offering to send you advertisements from their sponsors). Click the green SAVE button.  The system will do the rest!



Please log-in to fill out the Form.  Not yet registered? Click here to register on the site

Troy Knickerbocker is currently getting the Ellison Watch D.O.G.S. program in place! Please fill out & submit the form below if you are interested in being part of this program! Dads, Uncles, Grandpa's and other Male Mentors are all welcome! You must complete a background check.

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