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2015 Pooch Parade Design


We recruited students from Dawn LaRaia’s 5th grade class to come up with a design to go with this year’s Pooch Parade theme “Seniors Need Second Chances Too”. We had a hard time choosing from all the exceptional designs, but after many long deliberations, 11 year old (He was 10 at the time of submission.) Tyler’s entry was selected. Tyler’s drawing will be featured on our flyers, brochures, t-shirts and Pooch Parade website. Congratulations Tyler!

Below are pictures from Tuesday, June 2, 2015 thank you pizza celebration party at C.A.R.L.’s Pet Care Center to honor all the participants who submit designs. Dawn’s class surprised us with a donation of $240 to help with the care of our dogs.

Thank you Dawn LaRaia and all your students for making this year’s Pooch Parade extra special and for your generous donation!

Please click on the pictures to enlarge.


Tyler and Dawn LaRaia


C.A.R.L. President Mary Saputo speaks to the students.


The students on a tour of C.A.R.L.’s Pet Care Center.


All smiles as they relax and enjoy their pizza.


The boys enjoyed their pizza too.

June 3, 2015 post
Oxnard School District Facebook page

Congratulations to Mrs. LaRaia’s students at Driffill School for raising awareness, and funds, to support the dogs at C.A.R.L.’s Pet Care Center and provided the art for brochures and posters of the Canine Adoption and Rescue League’s annual Pooch Parade event; the focus being “Seniors Need Second Chances Too”. Students combined their own drawings with iPad enhancements. Thank you Karlene Porter from C.A.R.L. for the partnership and encouraging our students to get involved in the community!


Students working on their Pooch Parade designs.


One of the entries.

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