Last year, Hackensack Middle
School raised money to provide a larger, more adequate home for
Shelly and Isador.
Team 7A's class
turtles were previously housed separately in plastic tubs, with individual
filters, basking platforms and heat lamps. The setup was
adequate for Isador, but was less than ideal for Shelly, due to her
large size. Her old tank left Shelly with very little room to
swim and no interaction with her fellow turtle friend, Isador.
Over the course of the first 4 months of school, the students and
staff at Hackensack Middle School raised enough money to provide
Shelly and Isador with a new huge, happy home. The two turtles
now swim together and get lots of exercise inside the tank....gone
are the days when Shelly needs to walk around the classroom to
stretch her legs!
big new tank!
Shelly and Isador swimming together
Shelly's Textbook Covering
Service will again be covering
textbooks at the price of $1 per textbook. The money raised
this year will be used to maintain the environment that our class
pets live in. Upkeep is very expensive for aquatic species,
with a single UV-B bulb costing over $40/year and the continual
expense of feeding these very hungry turtles!
How can you help? You can bring your
textbook (and $1) to Room 241A to be covered and/or donate paper
grocery bags to this worthy cause!
How much money
so far this year:
Shelly and Isador
would like to thank:
Free fund raising
to track your progress for fund raisers
Mrs. Andrea Oates-Parchment
Mrs. Kim Muller
Mrs. Karen Olobardi