Village mayor visits second-graders at Edna Louise Spear Elementary School

Village mayor visits second-graders at Edna Louise Spear Elementary School photo
Second-graders at Edna Louise Spear Elementary School had a special visitor when Village of Port Jefferson Mayor Margo Garant came to their classes to share information on the local community.

As part of the second-grade curriculum, students learned about urban, suburban and rural regions and started to gain an understanding of civic involvement, economics, geography and history of their own neighborhood to be able to compare these aspects to people of long ago.

According to teacher Carleen Parmegiani, Port Jefferson students have the unique advantage to learn about these concepts firsthand living in an incorporated village that boasts many restaurants, a theater, locally-owned boutiques, parks and private beaches. Through their conversations with Mayor Garant, the students were also taught about the importance of government and how taxes and the parking meters help to pay for services.