Email about Canine Companions

Hello Parents,


I just wanted to let you know that I am going to be out of town for a training from May 2nd through May 13th.  I will continue to check my email during that time, it will probably just be later in the day as my training ends between 5:00 and 5:30 every evening (even weekends!). 


Many of you have probably heard from your child now that we are going to be getting a Facility dog in the classroom.  This is the training I am going to.  I will be training with the dog for the last 2 weeks of his/her 6 month long training.  When I come back, we will have a Facility dog in the classroom each day!   There are so many benefits of having a facility dog.  They help with motivation, speech, routines, taking turns, series of events, fine motor skills, and plus the emotional benefits of having a loving friend every day, someone to read to with a nonjudgmental ear, and someone to pet or put the deep pressure needed for sensory input.


Here you will find a handout from Canine Companions for Independence (the company I am training with and getting the Facility dog through) all about what the dogs do and their benefits in an educational setting. FACILITYDOG2015_FINAL_LOWRES I also have a book in my room about Facility dogs and how they have helped other classrooms.  I will have it in my room until Friday before I give it back to its owner. If you are in the building, feel free to pop in and take a look at it.  It is on the counter right by the door.


I hope everyone has a great rest of your week.  Feel free to email if you have any questions.



Alisha Nimmo, NBCT

Back to School Night Thursday 8/27

Hi Parents!

I am so excited to meet everyone at the back to school night TOMORROW, Thursday August 28th.  If you stop in to meet your new homeroom teacher, please stop in and say hi to me as well!  Anyone who comes to say hi will have their name entered into a drawing.

Looking forward to tomorrow!


Ms. Nimmo