The Animal Helpers' Club is a service oriented club that MEETS OFF-SITE, so parents must be able to arrange for transportation. 24 Students will be split into groups of 8 and will meet on their assigned, rotating days to stock, clean, and socialize with the cats and dogs. Due to the high level of interest in this group, students with 2 unexcused absences will forfeit their spot.
Partnership is with:
West Suburban Humane Society
1901 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Last year, the Animal Helpers' Club was being held on Wednesdays last year due to my commitment in working on the science common core standards on Monday afternoons. However, we will be moving it back to Monday this year. If your child is interested in joining, here is what I've been telling interested parents:
Please tell your child to listen for an announcement right after Labor Day. That's when I let interested students know where they can pick up a packet in order to sign up. At that same time, I will put the forms online on my website so that students can either grab the forms from online or pick up a paper copy from the front office or near my office (by the 6th grade entrance.) She can return her completed packet by placing her forms in the folder on the wall outside my room or by turning them in to the front office. They write down the day/time that they were turned in. As soon as the completed packet is returned to me, she/he is put on the list!! (I can only take so many students due to space constraints.)
Thank you for inquiring!!
PACKETS WILL BE LINKED ONLINE AND AVAILABLE ON THE WALL BY ROOM #169 STARTING THE TUESDAY AFTER LABOR DAY.
UNTIL THE PACKET IS RETURNED, COMPLETED, YOUR NAME IS NOT ON THE LIST! DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS AT THE SHELTER, ONLY THE FIRST 24 STUDENTS WILL BE SCHEDULED. BECAUSE OF THE CLUB'S POPULARITY, A SUBSTITUTION LIST, BEGINNING WITH STUDENT #25 WILL BE KEPT IN ORDER TO REPLACE STUDENTS THAT HAVE TWO UNEXCUSED ABSENCES.
Be sure to contact me if you are unable to attend one of your scheduled sessions. Remember, 2 unexcused absences means you forfeit your spot in your group. This was written in the information sheet that was signed at the beginning of the year.
Drop off is at the West Suburban Humane Society at 1901 Ogden Ave in Downer's Grove at 4:30.
Parents, please pick your child up PROMPTLY at 5:30!!!