Bronxville, NY- On Monday June 9th kindergarten students at the Chapel School donned their rain gear for a tour of Tuckahoe. The Kindergarten classes are learning all about the community and community helpers. Each year they take a trip to Tuckahoe and the students get to meet the mayor, see the court room and stop in the mayor’s office. The students also visit the police station complete with a peek into the cells and police cars. What community tour would be complete without a stop to the local fire station to see the gear and huge, red fire truck. The classes also stop to grab a bite to eat in a local restaurant. The excitement of the day is brought to a close with their final stop at Carvel. As the classes walked to the different locations they point out other places in the community like the post office and stores. “It is a great trip because the kids get to see what is going on first hand rather than just reading about it in books,” stated Ms. Danielle DiCuio, one of the kindergarten teachers at The Chapel School.
After the trip the students give a report on the different community helpers they have researched. “The children really enjoying meeting the police and firefighters in person,” stated Mrs. Maureen Bellotti, one of the kindergarten teachers at The Chapel School. Each child had a different person to learn about. They look in books, search the internet or interview people they know. The day after the trip the students could come to school dressed like their community helper and reported back to their classmates.
The Chapel School is located at 172 White Plains Road in Bronxville. For more information about Village Lutheran Church and The Chapel School and its programs, call 914-337-3202 or visit www.thechapelschool.org.