Roxy News

We received another update about our Pennies for Puppy dog:

Roxy turned 1 year old on 12/25/16! 

Roxy has learned almost everything, and now her NEADS trainer and inmate handler are fine tuning her skills as Roxy matures.  Roxy knows how to turn light switches on and off, push automatic accessible door buttons, retrieve dropped objects, retrieve objects off a counter, table or desk, and open refrigerator and other doors.  In addition, Roxy has learned how to find a misplaced telephone by the smell of vanilla extract, and tug and hold open a heavy door so a client can go through the doorway.

Roxy and her weekend raisers are visiting museums, grocery stores, sit down restaurants, and traveling on public transportation.  These trips help to increase our pup’s socialization, and are an important component in our overall training curriculum.

We hope that you enjoy the attached photos, and thank everyone for their support.


Doreen Sheridan
Supervisor of Foundation Relations”

Check out our past links for more information about Kindness Club and Roxy.


Goldilock’s Beds

Fran and K-1 students constructed new beds for Baby Bear.

Cake Decorating

For completing a challenge earlier in the year, Ozone student got to choose a future activity. The future was last Friday as a lucky group of students decorated cakes.

Camera Obscura

Comets students are learning about the science of light and the technology of how cameras function on Friday afternoons in January. Last week, kids used their knowledge of ancient cameras to engineer their own functional obscura models. This week, students will be measuring the windows in Freeplay and calculating the perimeters and areas of each window to create lightproof blinds to turn the entire room into a medieval style camera room.


Kindness Rocks!

Part Two of the Ozone’s Kindness Rocks project was a walking field trip to Newton Centre,


Ski Club

We had perfect weather for the first day of Ski Club at Nashoba. Other than one Sophie crashing into another Sophie, all of the students did a great job on the slopes.