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in 'Mabel the Dog'
Students Make 1,000
Paper Cranes for
Program for 2017
Carondelet students have had a very special reading buddy this year- Mabel the Dog! Mabel isn't just any dog; she's a registered therapy dog with the Reading Education Assistance Dogs (READ) program. Each week, Mabel visits one of Carondelet's second or third grade classrooms with owner/handler and CCS parent, Breana Walton.
These specially-trained dogs and handlers visit schools and libraries to help improve literacy skills of children by employing a powerful and proven method: having students read to their four-legged friend. Today, hundreds of registered READ teams work throughout the United States. Mabel is just one more reason we love to celebrate "I Love to Read Month!"
Carondelet fourth grader, Owen Guertin, received a special surprise as he returned to Ms. Rafferty's homeroom for a brief visit following surgery he had earlier this month. Arriving to class for a Valentine's Day celebration, Owen was greeted by his 21 classmates and 1,000 brightly colored paper cranes. The fourth graders were inspired to make the origami cranes after reading a story about a Japanese legend that granted a wish after making a thousand paper cranes. Guertin's classmates and the greater school community have been praying for Owen as he recovers from brain surgery. What a beautiful symbol of the power of prayer and community.
Carondelet is excited to announce a new pre-kindergarten program for children who have turned four by September 1st and are kindergarten-eligible the following year. Our full-day, four day, Pre-K program will be located in a newly designed classroom at our Lower Campus. We’ve had several families express interest in this new programming option, therefore anticipate spots filling quickly. For more information and registration details, please click here. Applications are due March 1, 2017.