This week we acknowledge Columbus Day and Fire Prevention Week.
Some of our classroom activities may include information about Christopher Columbus as our nation observes this day. So ask your child if they learned anything about Christopher Columbus when they get home.
We will have a presentation from our local Fire Department. The Fire Department Team will be coming to the Roosevelt Building for a short assembly for students K-4 the morning of Monday, Oct. 10th. During this assembly they speak to the students about how to leave a fire safely, how important it is for families to have ways to get out of their homes and a plan of where to meet their families if they have to leave their home in case of a fire. They also talk to the students about reporting a fire. One of the “cool” things that the kids like is when the firemen show the students what the firemen wear if they have to go into a fire. The main reason that the Firemen show the students all of the safety equipment is to help students feel comfortable and safe if they were ever in a fire. They also remind the students of what to do if their clothes ever catch on fire, “Stop, Drop, and Roll”.
After the assembly the students in K-3 will go as classes on a Fire Truck Ride. This is probably the highlight of the day for many students.
The Cherokee Fire Department will be performing their annual “Operation Edith” on Wed. Oct. 12th around the city of Cherokee.