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Huskies Pay a Visit to Sunnymead Elementary in Hillsborough, NJ, February 22th, 2001
On Thursday, February 22, several volunteer members of Tails of the Tundra and their Huskies paid a visit to Sunnymead Elementary School in Hillsborough, NJ. The Sunnymead School Mascot is the Siberian Husky.
The group was invited to speak by Linda Gross, Sunnymead School Principal. The students, who attend grades K through 5, were divided into small groups. Individual Tails of the Tundra members spoke to each group about how to safely approach a strange dog, the responsibilities of dog ownership, the things that make Siberian Huskies such a unique breed, and the role of rescue groups like Tails of the Tundra.
Attending from Tails of the Tundra were Scott Bluhm with Rudi, Sandy Koehler with Denali, Cindy and Gerry Hess with Kiska and Grady, and Bob and Betty Ann Baker with Shadow. Each presenter spoke with four different groups of students for about 45 minutes each. Students were given an opportunity to practice what they had learned by meeting the dog whose owner was speaking to them. This is the part the dogs especially loved!
For several weeks prior to the visit, students were given an opportunity to contribute money and items such as dog food, treats and toys that could be used by foster homes. These filled several large cardboard boxes and were greatly appreciated. The dogs were so happy to see so many biscuits and treats!
Mrs. Gross called several days after the visit to tell us how much the students enjoyed it, and that they were still talking about it. Everyone had a wonderful time. You can find more information about Sunnymead School at their website.
To all the kids at Sunnymead Elementary school: Thank you for letting us come out and visit with you. We had so much fun and hope to come out again soon. We can't thank you enough for all the hard work you put into raising donations, sending us cards and donating the food to our Siberian friends who need it. We love you! Husky hugs and Kisses from the four-legged crew: Rudi, Denali, Kiska, Grady, and Shadow.
We received some wonderful cards from Ms. Boyle's class and wanted to share them with you.
We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Thank you for helping them. And your dog is cute.
This is from Matthew.
Thank you for being here.The cool dog I like petting them, it was cool
Thank you for coming. Thank you for letting us petting.
Thank you for bringing your dogs.
Thank you for coming to our school. Come back to our school next year with your husky. I hope he won't get sick.
Thank you for letting me pet the husky. They look very nice.
Thank you for coming into our classroom and sharing your dog. He is soft and furry.
Your friend, Chris
Thank you from Dhruv.
Thank you for bringing the dog in. Dogs are good.
Thank you for coming to show the husky dog. We love you and the husky dog. I love.
Thank you for bringing in the dog.
Thank you. The dog was cute. I want to pet the dog again.
Thank you for showing us. Thank you again.
- from Misha
Thank you for showing the dog, it was fluffy and it was cute and I learned a lot. Thank you for bringing Shadow in.
I love your dog.
Your pal Dylan
Thank you for bringing the dog.
Thank you for bringing in the dogs.
Thank you for teaching about dog. I like dog.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE AT SUNNYMEAD!