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01/26/24 (Fri), Hastings Elementary School, Westborough
01/26/24 (Fri), Hastings Elementary School, Westborough

Fri, Jan 26


Hastings Elementary School, Westborough

01/26/24 (Fri), Hastings Elementary School, Westborough

Reading with elementary school students! Visit a classroom with your pup and help provide an environment that encourages students to work on their skills in a nurturing, non-bias way. Dogs only.

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Time & Location

Jan 26, 2024, 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Hastings Elementary School, Westborough, 11 E Main St, Westborough, MA 01581, USA


About the Event

"As a K-3 elementary school, we have emerging readers who need to build their fluency and comfort level. Having therapy dogs provides a safe and calm environment for the children to practice their reading skills. It provides motivation for the children to practice and have a true purpose for reading."

The school is hoping to make this a regular once a month program during the school year to ensure all the students can participate.

1. Location Description: Individual classrooms.  All handlers will need to check in the office, sign in and receive a visitor's badge (and sign out upon exiting) .Meet in the lobby and a respresentative will escort your team to the assigned classroom.  

2. Other pet organizations attending: No,  Dogs only.

3. Parking arrangements: Free parking in front of the school

4. Current COVID Protocols: none currently

 Pets & People Event notes:

  • Remember your ID badge and your dog in the vest/bandana with Pets & People logo. Cats are exempt from wearing a vest.
  • Always have a face mask with you at any event.  While protocols will be changing, it is important that all participants at Events feel comfortable and safe.  Mask guidelines for each event are listed on Event Details.
  • Be sure pet is clean, coat and teeth brushed and nails clipped.
  • Please remember our protocols state no pet interaction.  If teams interact with any other pets always watch each dog's reactions and be proactive.
  • Do not post pictures of any individuals you visit as a Pets & People volunteer team on your personal social media pages.

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