Friday, September 29, 2017

31R007 (Comfort Dog) Sugar, Steven Barbarino and Teacher Michele Ferrante

The DOE works closely with each school in the program to adopt a rescue animal that has been evaluated by North Shore Animal League America. Schools can also receive training in the Mutt-i-Gree curriculum, including lesson plans and strategies to engage students and incorporate the dog into the school’s social-emotional supports. Comfort dogs contribute to various aspects of school culture and climate, and are incorporated in a variety of ways including for both at-risk and mandated counseling. The dogs also become an integral part of a school’s crisis intervention protocols and support de-escalation and bereavement counseling. A staff member at each school adopts the dog and the curriculum is provided to schools for free.
Special Thanks to Michele Ferrante for adopting Sugar and Dr. Nora DeRosa Principal of Elias Bernstein for supporting comfort dogs in schools.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Parking is available on the Michael J. Petrides campus for school based staff attending professional learning sessions. Please park only in designated parking spaces in the large parking lot to your left as you enter the campus. Numbered parking spots in auxiliary lots are reserved for Petrides staff only.

NYPD is issuing tickets to cars parked in undesignated areas, including those in fire lanes and along campus roadways as well as to cars improperly  parked in reserved handicapped spots.