Watch D.O.G.S.Dads of great students


We’re thrilled to have you here, ready to step into the cape of a true "Hero of the Hallways"! WATCH D.O.G.S. are not just fathers, but grandfathers, uncles, and all father figures who are willing to devote one day each school year to make our school a safer, happier place.


By signing up, you're not only committing to a day of volunteering, but to a day of impactful connection, vigilant monitoring, and engaging assistance that truly makes a difference in our school community. From bus duty to lunch room monitoring and classroom assistance, your presence will be a guiding light for our students.


Yes, it is a full day commitment, but we promise you that the joy of being a "Hero of the Hallway", seeing the impact you make, and getting a real sense of what our wonderful teachers do every day, is worth every minute. 



Ready to get started? Signup is easy, just follow the steps below:

  1. Join the Preston PTA.
  2. Complete an Allen ISD volunteer application & background check. NOTE: It can take up to two weeks
  3. Order your WATCH D.O.G.S. shirt from the store.
  4. Schedule your day on the WATCH D.O.G.S. calendar. 
  5. Complete your WATCH D.O.G.S. shift on your selected day.


Have questions? For more details about the program email the Preston Elementary WATCH D.O.G.S. coordinator.



What are the goals of the Watch DOGS program?

  1. To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

  2. To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

Who are Watch DOGS?

As a "Hero of the Hallways", WATCH D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer for one day each school year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school.

How does Watch DOGS work?

Fathers and father figures can sign up to volunteer for the program through Preston’s online calendar by clicking the button at the top of this page. The program is overseen by a "Top Dog" volunteer who partners with the school’s administration to coordinate scheduling and identify opportunities for WATCH D.O.G.S. to provide assistance at the school.

What do Watch DOGS do while they are at school?

On the day of their participation at Preston, WATCH D.O.G.S. arrive by 7:30 a.m. and proceed to the reception desk at the front of the school where they are given a customized schedule for the day. During the day, WATCH D.O.G.S. perform a variety of tasks, including monitoring the school entrances, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, monitoring the lunch room, and helping in the classroom with a teacher’s guidance by working with small groups of students on various types of schoolwork. WATCH D.O.G.S. also perform many other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well. Many school principals have reported that the mere presence of WATCH D.O.G.S. dramatically reduces reports of bullying.

Will you really spend a full day at school?

Yes! WATCH D.O.G.S. has a great track record of bringing fathers and father figures to school for the whole day. While volunteering a day is a sacrifice, you can be sure that being a Hero of the Hallway more than makes up for it. In fact, in many cases, WATCH D.O.G.S. volunteer more because they had an incredible experience and because it gives them a greater appreciation for what teachers are doing to educate their children.

Still have questions??

For more details about the program email the Preston Elementary WATCH D.O.G.S. coordinator.