Half Day Programs

Half Day Pet Pals

On select early release days (per the RSU21 calendar), elementary school kids (K-5) spend the afternoon in the Humane Education classroom in the Boston House (the white house at the end of Holland Rd). The Pet Pals play games, work on pet-related projects and have fun, interactive lessons in animal care and compassion. Registration is $30 per session. Half Day Pet Pals runs from noon – 4 pm: Feb 6, and Apr 3

Busses are available from Sea Road School and Kennebunk Elementary School. Bus 36 will drop students off at the end of Holland Road where they will be met by a member of our Humane Education team for the short walk to AWS. Because the program follows the RSU21 school calendar, it will not be held if there is a snow day.

Pizza with Pets

On select days off from school, students spend the afternoon (Noon – 4 pm) at AWS. They are encouraged to look for ways to advocate for animals in their communities beyond the classroom through educational games, crafts, discussions, and science. And of course, there is pizza! Open to students aged 6-10. Registration is $35 and includes a pizza lunch: Jan 21

Registration for half day programs
(Please note that you must register for each session individually)


Parent/Guardian Name (Full Name):

Mailing Address:





Cell Phone:

Work Phone:

Emergency Contact (other than above listed parent/guardian):
Please list Full Name, Relationship, Phone

Child’s First and Last Name:

Child’s Birth Date:

Child's School:
(Busses are available from Sea Road School and Kennebunk Elementary School for Half Day Pet Pals)

Select how your child will arrive (for Half Day Pet Pals only):
on School Bus 20 and will need to be met at the end of Holland Roadas a Walker and will need to be met at the end of Holland Roadin a Car with parent or other authorized adult chaperone

Does your Child have any known allergies? If yes, please list (unfortunately, children with animal allergies and/or peanut allergies cannot be accommodated):

Special Needs or Medications: (unfortunately, passing of any medication, prescription or over the counter, cannot be accommodated by AWS staff or volunteers)

Doctor’s Name and Phone Number:

How did you hear about AWS Half Day Pet Pals?

Participation & Enrollment Waiver:
Thank you for enrolling your child in this Animal Welfare Society Humane Education program. In accordance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Animal Welfare Society (AWS) invites you to identify any physical or mental disability or behavior that would preclude your child from fully participating in the program. We are committed to complying with the requirements of the Acts set forth above. In this regard, AWS, to extent required by law, will provide reasonable accommodations to participants who require them in order to participate in the program. Individuals with disabilities are not required to self-identify at any time. However, AWS is only required to provide reasonable accommodations for known disabilities. If your child needs a reasonable accommodation(s) in order to participate in our program, you must include that information with registration. AWS will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodation should your child have special needs, however, we are not able to provide one-on-one attention to your child. For the safety of and fairness to the group, if your child is unable to or refuses to fully participate in group activities, you will be called and asked to pick him/her up.

The undersigned hereby release, waive, discharge, covenant not to sue and agree to indemnify and hold harmless AWS and all its officers, trustees, agents, employees, parents and volunteers (“releasees”), whether acting officially or otherwise, for any and all loss or damage and any claim or demands therefore on account of injury to the person or property arising out of or related to the AWS Humane Education programming, whether caused by the negligence of the releasees or otherwise. The undersigned has read this release and waiver of liability, assumption of risk and indemnity agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that they have given up substantial rights by signing it, and intend their signatures to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law. The undersigned agrees to permit the free use of my child/ward’s name and picture in any broadcast, telecast or other account of the event.

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