Providing Help to Furry Friends

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Rocky Point School District students engage in countless community service projects aimed at providing assistance to local and national charitable organizations. This spring, students at Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School, Rocky Point Middle School and Rocky Point High School extended their reach to the “furrier” residents through a fundraising program for Save-A-Pet. Pooling their fundraising efforts together, the three buildings donated more than $1,690 and 20 bags of pet-friendly donations to the Port Jefferson-based organization. A lasting reminder of the schools’ efforts will be laid in the pathway to Save-A-Pet, as the schools purchased a commemorative brick that will read “Rocky Point Schools Care About Animals! 2014”

The efforts to raise the donations varied from each building. JAE fifth-graders in Leah Cooper’s and Laura O'Mahoney’s class created dog and cat homes and had other students make monetary pledges to “adopt” their pets. The high school ninth-grade class, advised by Keri Lucadamo, sold bracelets, and the middle school’s seventh-grade class, advised by Catherine O'Connell, pledged to give up salty and sweet snacks and donate instead to save the lives of animals.