Watch D.O.G.S. Patsy Sommer Elementary

2018-2019 School Year 

Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) volunteer on our campus every school day as part of a national program to get men on school campuses helping out every day. As a Watch DOG, you'll help in your child's classroom and around the school. Learn more about the program here.
Want to volunteer? 

All volunteers in RRISD, not just Watch DOGS, need to complete an annual background check which takes one to two weeks to complete. Click on the link to apply.

Ready to volunteer?

  • Watch DOGS spots are available starting September 17, 2018.
  • You do NOT need a SignUpGenius account to volunteer.
  • Be sure to sign up before Thursday of the week prior to your volunteer date so the school has time to create your schedule.
Contact Top Dog JK Lam for more information.

Schedule - Patsy Sommer will create a schedule customized for you on the day you volunteer.  All efforts will be made to email it to you before your volunteer day but if that does not happen it will be ready for you when you arrive.

Lunch - Bring your own lunch or you can order a school lunch. Be sure to notify the office or your child’s teacher first thing the morning if you are ordering a school lunch.

Sign In - Stop by the office on arrival to sign in as a volunteer and to receive a campus access badge.

Your RRISD volunteer application must be complete before you can volunteer on any RRISD campus for any school program.

Restrooms - remember to only use the adult restrooms on campus and never the student restrooms.

Attire - Many volunteers have purchased a Watch D.O.G.S. t-shirt and other apparel from If you don’t have your own Watch D.O.G.S. gear there are Watch D.O.G.S branded vests available at the office.