Levey Day School was honored with a visit by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree. She attended the first half of the grades K and 1 Shabbat celebration. Afterwards, she met with grades 2-4 in the library.
The Congresswoman spoke with both groups about the way our system of government works: the process of voting for the candidate that each citizen believes will represent his or her needs and concerns; the writing of bills and the give and take on the subject of each bill; communicating with our military personnel in areas of conflict, etc. Our students asked both fun and thoughtful questions, based on their knowledge from home and school, and their comfort with their guest.
Congresswoman Pingree gifted the school two books: House Mouse Senate Mouse by Peter W. and Cheryl Shaw Barnes, and The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusan.
Visits such as these not only introduce our children to the workings of our world and the individuals who participate in making things happen, but also brings significant exposure of Levey Day School to a broad constituency.