We, at the Theodore A Sloan School have been invited to participate in the Nor’wester Readers Canine Assisted Learning Program, a special program which uses registered therapy dogs to enhance the educational environment. Beginning on October 5th, we will have two special visitors in our room every Wednesday morning. They are Mrs. Michele Lecker, a retired CR North teacher and her therapy dog Rory.
Both Michele and Rory are very excited about working with the students of Sloan. They will visit and participate with us during our Language Arts time. Sometimes the students will be reading to Rory, and other times Rory will be part of their Grad Project or creative writing time.
Student participation with Rory will be based on their comfort level.
I’m very excited to be able to participate in this program. Before Rory begins his visits, we will need permission from you for your child to participate. Please sign and return the permission slip below by Septemebr 11, 2014.
More information about the Nor’wester Readers program is available at www.norwesterreaders.org
Please print the following out and have it returned by your student.
___ I give permission for my child (PRINT child’s full name) to participate in the Nor’wester Readers program. __________________________________________
I give permission for photographs of my child to potentially be used in:
___ Council Rock and building publicity
___ NWR Videotapes
___ Newspaper and magazine articles
___ On the NWR webpage and NWR program brochures
___ On the NWR FaceBook page
___ Photographs may be used, but do not identify my child by name
Parent name: (please print) _______________________________________________________________
Parent signature: Date: