On Tuesday Central Elementary invites all students and fathers to Gilbert Intermediate to enjoy the WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) Kickoff Pizza Party from 6-7 p.m.
The program was created in 1998 at George Elementary in Springdale, Arkansas, by one father's desire to increase male involvement in his children's school. The program has spread to more than 3,000 schools in 46 states.
Studies by the U.S. Department of Education have shown that a positive adult male role model will have a uniquely positive impact on the development and educational success of a child. This dramatically increases the child's likelihood of graduating while at the same time dramatically decreasing the likelihood of getting involved with drugs or alcohol.