Thomas Hooker Elementary School
Thomas Hooker, Meriden CT Elementary School
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Safety Patrol

Safety Patrol Advisors 2016-2017:

Mrs. Melissa Sciarretto and Mrs. Jade Palmer

 

We are looking at the following characteristics for students who are selected for the Thomas Hooker Safety Patrol:
•      Acting responsibly
•      Making good decisions
•      Following all of our school rules
•      Acting safely
•      Demonstrating self control
•      Showing good effort academically
•      Exhibiting leadership qualities
•      Co-operating with their peers
A student who exhibits all of these qualities would be chosen over someone who may possess one or two of the above characteristics.
 Role of the School Safety Patrol
AAA School Safety Patrols are school-sponsored student volunteers.
Patrols direct children, not traffic. As school-age leaders in traffic safety,
patrol members teach other students about traffic safety on a peer-to-peer
basis. They also serve as role models for younger children who look up to
them.

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School Safety Patrol members:
• Complete training in traffic safety
• Protect students from the hazards of crossing roads and highways
on their way to and from school
• Assist bus drivers in safely transporting students to and from
school
• Teach fellow students about traffic safety.
• Serve other leadership functions under the direction of school
officials
Typically, teachers appoint Patrol members, who participate with parental
approval.
History
As members of AAA School Safety Patrols, students have protected their
classmates since 1916.
In the 1930s, three national organizations: the American Automobile
Association, the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, and the
National Safety Council — collaborated on Standard Rules for the
Operation of School Boy Patrols. These guidelines have been updated over
the years to become the operating standards for AAA School Safety
Patrols.
Today, more than 50,000 schools sponsor patrols, protecting pedestrians
and school bus riders in all 50 states.
School safety patrol members have grown up to be U.S. presidents,
governors, members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, astronauts, and
Olympic medalists, as well as educators, executives, and community
leaders throughout the country.
Benefits
AAA School Safety Patrols benefit students, schools, and communities.
Students gain:
Safety awareness
Leadership
Teamwork
Pride
Citizenship
Respect for law enforcement
Schools benefit from opportunities to promote:
Traffic safety awareness
Peer-to-peer education
Character-building opportunities
A constructive outlet for students’ energy
A positive relationship with parents, law enforcement, and the overall
community
Communities benefit from:
Safer environments for pedestrians and motorists
A spirit of volunteerism and civic-mindedness
A positive collaboration between students, parents, schools, and law
enforcement

 

 

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