The Dad's Club mission is to be present, enhance, and encourage the students and community of Denham Oaks Elementary School through the involvement of Dads.

According to  the National Center for Education Statistics, children do better in school when their fathers are involved. One study found that children in families in which the father is highly involved get better grades, enjoy school more, and are less likely to repeat a grade, compared with kids from families in which only mothers are highly involved. In addition, the study found that children do better in school when their fathers take an active role even if their fathers do not live with them.

We have many opportunities for dads to get involved, including our Dad & Me Dance in the Spring, movie night and a Kickball event. Of course, dads are also welcome to attend all other events and volunteer as well!

We are excited to launch our new initiative -
Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)! Watch D.O.G.S. is a nationwide program aimed at increasing father (and father figure) involvement in schools. As part of the program, fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other father figures volunteer their time at school for a day (or any time you can give) to serve as role models for children. Volunteer opportunities include assisting with arrival and check-in, eating lunch with the children, assisting at recess and helping in the classroom. The program is free to join! T-shirts are also available for purchase.

Watch a video about Watch D.O.G.S., featured on the Today Show.

To join Watch D.O.G.S., click here to complete an application. You can submit it to Jorge Rodriguez or  Joseph Soares, mail it to Denham Oaks or drop if off to your student's teacher.

To join Dad's Club, click here to join the PTA.

Questions? Contact: Joseph Soares