Sawgrass Bay Elementary student leaders make toys for pets that will be adopted
The students are part of a program that stresses service as a part of leadership
One of the fifth-grade Student Leadership Teams at Sawgrass Bay Elementary School brought in T-shirts recently to make dog and cat toys for the South Lake Animal League. The students learned how to safely approach dogs they may come across and how to protect themselves if they feel threatened by a dog. They also learned about dog and cat adoptions from the League and the Cat Café.
The Leadership Teams meet regularly as component of the schools “Leader in Me” program, which stems from the belief that great leaders serve.
So far, the teams have collected nearly $400 in dog and cat food as well as dog and cat treats. The toys they made will go to the pet adoption agencies.
In March, the students will make gift bags with decorated handles and send them to the League so the bags can be filled with paperwork and other items people need when they adopt the pets. They also plan to read with some of the dogs on the school campus.
Way to go, Sawgrass Bay student leaders!