Paterson School in Newington partnered with iHeart Radio and Paws for Friendship recently for a fun-filled day that featured dogs and reading and helped teach students the meaning of “integrity.”
“When we’re kinder to animals, we’re kinder to people,” iHeart Radio host Renee DiNino told students during the morning P.R.I.D.E. Assembly. She read students the book Daisy Mae Finds Her Way, which was inspired by DiNino’s own dog.
After hearing the story, students watched a demonstration by Officer Deborah Monde, Newington’s animal control officer, and her now-retired search and rescue dog Falcon. Therapy dogs then visited classrooms throughout the day, giving students a chance to visit with the animals and read to them. Read more