Jamestown Public Schools UPK-3 & UPK-4 classes, located at A Children’s Place, spent the month of October learning about safety. These classrooms invited community helpers to come share first hand what important jobs they have. Officer Rich Telford of the Sheriff’s department generously volunteered his time to teach our preschoolers about calling 9-1-1, what a police officer does to protect our community, and most of all that anyone in a uniform is a friend who is ready to help. Officer Telford spent his time teaching the kids of his valuable role while making them laugh along the way!
The UPK classes also visited Jamestown Fire Station No. 1. Lt. Tibbetts, Lt. J. Johnson, Fireman J. Hatch, and Fireman B. Pickard welcomed the children with open arms to tour their facility. The students were amazed as they were shown various gear, tools and watched FF Pickard slide down the pole. These community helpers graciously allowed the preschoolers to walk through an ambulance and educated them on how to ‘Stop, Drop and Roll’ along with the importance of having fire alarms in our homes. They generously gifted the children with fire hats, coloring books as well as stickers. Lastly, in lieu of this month’s theme of safety, the preschoolers had the opportunity to trick or treat around the block while learning the ‘do’s and don’t’s’ for Halloween safety. We would like to thank Key Bank, The Community Foundation, Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, The Lucy Museum and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for participating in this event. Jamestown Community Learning Council’s Parents as Teachers program has proudly collaborated with director Sara Zampogna and teachers Jen Polletto and Mark Bush to make learning impactful and exciting! While there is so much yet to be explored in Jamestown, our children have gotten many thrilling adventures for the month of October!