A Message regarding Safety Town 2020--- Our 22nd year!
Updated April 20, 2020
Sadly, we feel we must cancel Safety Town this year due to the pandemic situation and in an effort to keep everyone safe. If you have registered to attend this year, your refund is on it's way to you. Thank you so much for your interest in Safety Town!
Thank you and be safe out there!
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What is Safety Town?
Safety Town is a one week program for children entering kindergarten. Safety Town is sponsored by the Port Washington Area Kiwanis Club and supported by the Port Washington Fire and Police Departments. The program teaches safety lessons on such topics as strangers, traffic safety, pedestrians, fire, bicycle, bus, poisons and drugs, water and guns. Lessons are taught through songs, activities, special guests and speakers.
We are fortunate to have many experienced leaders working to make Safety Town a positive experience for your child! Many of our Group Leaders were in Safety Town when they were entering kindergarten and return to help teach the program. We are proud of their ongoing interest in this great program.
Safety Town is a nationally accredited program started by Dorothy Chlad in the 1970s. Our curriculum has been developed over the years by Cindy Zozak. Cindy has been teaching for over twenty years. She has taught many grade levels including kindergarten. Currently, she teaches fourth grade in the Grafton School District. In addition to teaching certification in Elementary Education grades K - 8, Cindy has a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and a Master's Degree in Educational Technology. Caitlin Zozakiewicz will continue to support the program as well. Caitlin is a school psychologist at Dunwiddie School in Port Washington. She holds a master's degree in school psychology and as an educational specialist. She has been working at Safety Town since it began.
Our lead teacher this summer - Cindy Zozak
This summer's program will be headed by Cindy Zozak. Cindy is retiring from the Grafton School District this June. She has taught kindergarten, third grade, fourth grade and sixth grade. She started the Safety Town program in Port Washington 22 years ago.
Where is Safety Town held?
Safety Town is held at Dunwiddie Elementary School in Port Washington. Students learn about safety by riding small "ket cars" through the streets of a miniature town constructed on the playground. . Further instruction is enhanced by visits from the Port Washington Police and Fire Departments, State Trooper and other guests and speakers. We will also take a short field trip on a bus to learn about bus safety and water safety.
How is the program organized?
The Lead Teacher will be teaching safety topics with the help of volunteer Group Leaders. The Group Leaders work daily with the same group of 5 - 6 children. This creates a very personalized approach which allows our young "Safety Bugs" to feel comfortable. Each session is limited to 30 students so register early!
If you would like to be a volunteer Group Leader, please print out and submit the application form
by May 1: Group Leader Application Form References are necessary.
Past Group Leaders need to submit a new application so we will have updated addresses and parent permission. You will not have to obtain references, however. Please contact Caitlin Zozakiewicz or Cindy Zozak with your intent to join us!.
The program will run in two sessions with openings for 30 students in each session.
Session 1: 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Session 2: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Safety Town Student Application
Space is limited and offered on a first come-first served basis with a completed application form and full payment of the fee. You will receive confirmation via email upon receipt of your application form. If the session you requested is full, you will receive an offer of moving to the other session. If this is not acceptable to you, you will have your fee fully refunded. A reminder email confirmation will be sent to you two weeks prior to the start of Safety Town.