Friday, March 27, 2009

Penny Drive presentation at Red Lake Elementary School

Red Lake community involvement with Red Lake Rosie's Rescue is critical to our outreach and education efforts regarding responsible care of companion animals. This event is a giant step in the right direction!
Red Lake Elementary School Teacher Michelle Stapleton wrote:

"Red Lake Elementary School students and staff celebrated Kindness Week February 9 - 13. One of the activities they did to celebrate was to hold a penny drive. The students chose their favorite organization to donate the funds raised to and Red Lake Rosie's Rescue Shelter was the lucky recipient. The students in grades K - 5 raised an astounding $652! Wow! That's a lot of pennies!

We were all finally able to get together to make the official presentation of the check. The kids were all very excited to see the furry friends Karen and Company brought with to visit. Karen has said those funds will go toward the next clinic RLRR will be holding in April. Everyone at RLES is just glad to be able to help out such a great organization."

She also offered to include info about the clinics in the next RLES newsletter that goes home with all the students at RLES and the Kindergarten center. She noted that, "There's a good chance it gets read by their parents, as well."


I wanted to let you know that Red Lake Elementary School students presented Red Lake Rosie's Rescue with a check for the amount of $652.00.

Jolene Tallchief, chairperson of Red Lake Rosie's Rescue, myself, Mike, and Sarah took our little furry friends Sarge(pit bull/chow/mastiff mix), Sista (husky pup), and Sweet Pea (cat) to the school. The animals were received very well by the administration, teachers, and students alike.
Students had many questions for Mike and Sarah about the animals and the animals were very well behaved. Our Chairperson thanked the students and told them their generous donation would help fund a series of neuter/spay clinics that will be held in April and May.The teacher that organized the event, Michelle Stapleton is interested in bringing a group of students to see how our neuter/spay clinic operates. The Principal Jean Whitefeather also stated that next year she would like us to bring in animals to the classrooms and also talk with the children about animal care and other issues.In spite of bad weather we are happy we went and we all had a great day!!

Sincerely, Karen


Marilou said...

Karen.... this is a HUGE step! Education is absolutely critical and i'm so happy to read about this :) Sarge has come a LONG way from when I met him a couple months ago! Thanks for all you do!

Jo Tallchief said...

He was so good with the kids, Marilou. The children lost their minds over the puppy, Sista, and she was really good with the kids, too, not nipping, etc., despite all the attention. We all had a lot of fun, and Mike did really good educating all the kids about what happens out at the shelter. Especially when one little boy said, "What happens when they get spayed and neutered?" He wanted to know how exactly that's done. Mike said, "I'm not really sure." Good save, Mike!

RaeAnn Pittman said...

Oh what good news Karen, with the Red Lake Elementary School !!
Simply awesome and so much gratitude to God for helping the young children, to see the abuse and stop it. This is a tiny baby step in the right direction. One baby step at a time, leads to a long healthy road of animals leading happy, contended life on the reservation. I sing my praises to those kids!!! Education is paramount to stopping the abuse.


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