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Safety First at Rocky River
It is important for our students to know what to do in an emergency situation. We want them to know they can count on our local police, fire, and emergency personnel. Recently, our PreK, Third and Fifth graders have all been visited by our local community helpers to learn what to do in an emergency.
During our safety and community helpers week Mrs. Porter's PreK class was visited by the Monroe Policy and Fire Department! The children learned about strangers, what to do in an emergency, and fire safety rules. The children had a great time, especially seeing the firefighters suits and fire truck. The children even got to "drive" the truck and hear the sirens! They loved meeting our special visitors and learned so much about everything they do to help our community.
The Third graders were recently visited by local police to learn about gun safety. They were reminded that it is never safe to play with guns and to talk to an adult if their friends are playing with guns.
Our Fifth graders participate in the D.A.R.E. program where they are given the skills they need to avoid involvment in drugs, gangs, and violance. A policy officer visits the Fifth graders weekly to teach lessons on how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violance-free lives.
We appreciate our local fire, police, and emergency personnel taking the time to visit with our students.
Written by: Juliana Porter and Heather Shulman
Posted: Feb 29, 2012 by Heather Shulman