Sacandaga grade 5 students brighten the holidays for pets at the APF

Grade 5 students at Sacandaga collected eight large boxes of items to donate to the Animal Protective Foundation as part of a community service project just before the holiday break.

Students in Pam Hotaling‘s, Jeannine Dowdle‘s and Robert Gula‘s classes created posters and decorated boxes to collect the donations throughout the building.

Among the items collected were dry/wet cat and dog food; cat and dog treats; dog chew toys – rubber bones, Kongs, tennis balls; cat toys – play mice, balls with bells inside, furry birds; Frisbees; doggie potty training pads; fleece blankets; dental bones; dog rawhide chew sticks; dog collars/leashes; and cat litter.

In addition, two student ambassadors were chosen to write a script to present to each class, giving other students information about the APF and the reasons why the classes were collecting the items.  Along with that,  some students spent their recess time making 16 blankets (cat mats) for the APF.

Students Rebecca CurrierSophia FrechetteLuke Timian and Owen Timian along with their parents join the teachers to drop off the donations.

Here are a few images of the service project. Click on the images below to enlarge them.