BES 3rd Graders Tour City Hall

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Each year, Ms. Dalmacio's 3rd Grade class from BES takes a tour of City Hall as part of their Government lesson.  With just two days into their curriculum, they knew that there are departments at City Hall that provide services for the residents.  So, the timing was perfect for them to come and see first-hand the faces behind the various departments, from Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Planning, and Code Enforcement, to of course, Police and Fire.

The kids were delighted to be welcomed by the Parks and Recreation Dept. with a customized sign banner, similar to the ones used on the community signboards.  They were then invited back behind the counter for a friendly game of BINGO!

They used the same boards and materials used by the Seniors at their weekly BINGO games that follow the Wednesday Senior Lunches.  The winner got a "free rec swim" Pool pass!

Code Enforcement Officer Moneda had prepared a display of photos to show the kids "what not to do" at their homes.

The kids then got a behind-the-scenes tour of the Police Dept. by Officer Malone (including getting to see where the officers get changed into their uniforms and where they write their police reports).  Before stepping outside to see the Police SUV, they got to meet Jeannette, the Records Clerk in the Police Dept.

Afterwards, they were met by Capt. Rosenlund and his team from Station 81.  They got to see a thermal imaging unit in person and then Firefighter Joe put on all his firefighting gear to show the kids what a fully suited up firefighter looks like - so they know who to run to should they ever find themselves in a disaster.

Group picture with their teacher, Officer Malone, Firefighter Riedell, Capt. Rosenlund, and Firefighter Ferguson.

We ended the tour with these five students getting to be "Councilmembers for a Day".  (They got to take their seats at the dais after correctly answering some quiz questions at the end of the tour.)

We hope you had fun and look forward to hosting next year's 3rd Graders!

For more pictures from yesterday's tour, please click here to be taken to the City's Facebook page. (You do need to have a Facebook account to view the photos.)