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PARP Reading Challenge goes "Zoo-ey"

PARP Reading Challenge Is Going “Zoo-y” for the Herkimer Humane Society

During the month of March, K-6 students were challenged to read at home for at least 10 minutes a day. These minutes were logged and averaged (minutes per student in the class). They were then redeemed for a new “animal” that was posted in the class’ “zoo” outside of the cafeteria. The “zoos” became huge; the total minutes logged by K-6 students was 33,363! Almost all students participated and did a wonderful job! In conjunction to the animal theme, ODY students also were collecting pet items to donate to the Herkimer Humane Society.  We want to thank all of the families and community members who donated to this important cause! ODY made a purr-fect donation to our local homeless animals on Wednesday March 28th.  Melissa and Joann from the Herkimer Humane Society, accompanied by Henry, a border-collie/lab mix, came to visit our school. They talked about what the humane society actually does and ways that the community can get involved. The cats and dogs that are taken in receive food, shelter, medical care and love by those working at the Humane Society. She also told the students a little bit more about Henry’s story. Henry was given medical care for a cut under his eye when he was first brought to the shelter. Since then, he has been adopted and will be going to a new home!