On behalf of the fourth-grade class, we’d like to extend a DVES “hip-hip-hooray” to John Lazelle and Amity DeAngelis. We recently visited the Waste Water Treatment Plant where John gave us a most informative tour of the facility. What an amazing place that converts our dirty water to a much cleaner product that can be safely returned to our river! Many of us were quite surprised to learn that the treatment plant uses waste material to produce compost, which can be used in our flower gardens. How cool is that? John patiently explained the process in a way we could understand, and he used visuals to make it clear and memorable.
After that it was off to Pettee Memorial Library. Since the children’s librarian, Helena Queenie, was in Boston with the fifth-grade class, librarian Amity DeAngelis graciously came in on her day off to give us a tour. The downstairs children’s section is a hidden gem with great reading nooks, comfortable reading chairs, and an ever-growing collection of current favorites. Many students went home that day with a brand new library card.
We hope they all find their way back to the library for a steady supply of great summer reading books.
Many thanks to John and to Amity for taking time out of their day to talk with us. Also thanks to the MOOver bus folks for being so accommodating in transporting our group.