On Tuesday, May 16th, the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (P.A.D.S.) will be visiting in our Theatre with 1-3 P.A.D.S. dogs (there may be a few more depending on availability). They will explain how P.A.D.S. dogs are trained and how they assist people with health and wellness. Their visit allows students to recognize how P.A.D.S. dogs assist people suffering from anxiety and PTSD.
There will be a 15-20 minute lecture style presentation. Afterwards, participants can pet and visit with the dogs. If students are interested in attending, they need to have a field form signed by their period 3 teacher. This form can be picked up in Ms. Lawrence’s office. For any staff that are on their prep period 3 May 16th, you are free to drop by to visit! We will have space for 70 students/staff.
The dogs and their handlers will also be in the theatre at lunch if students and staff wish to visit then. We’re hoping this will be an experience that promotes mental and physical wellness in everyone!
Please email Ms. Falsetto with any questions.
Mental Health 101 with Suzanne Vardy – Period 4 (Grade 8 & 9s)
The presentation will be happening virtually through Zoom.
Teachers who are interested in their class joining are asked to please email email@example.com to get the Zoom link.
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