Franklin Park School ‘Safety Patrol’ Formally Sworn In

Franklin Park School faculty and staff pose with members of the schools Safety Patrol at the school PTO’s Nov, 13 meeting.

More than two dozen Franklin Park School 5th Graders were formally sworn in as members of the school’s Safety Patrol at  the Nov. 13 school PTO meeting.

The 29 students each received a special badge and green Safety Patrol belt.

Helping out with the ceremony were Sgt. Sean Hebbon and Officer Dawn Flanders from the Franklin Township Police Department.

Hebbon, who said he, too, was once a school safety patrol member, told the students that they would be looked upon to show leadership in school.

“This is a position given to you with the expectation that you are going to show leadership,” he said. “Leadership is something the other students in the school are going to be looking to you for.”

“If you’re setting a good example for yourself, the people who are looking to you for leadership will respect what you ask of them,” he said. “You have to be the example if you want them to follow you.”

“I’m very proud of you for taking on this huge responsibility,” Hebbon said. “You’re doing something that’s a little higher than what you just have to do. You’re coming here to school, you’re working hard but you’re doing something just a little bit extra.”

“I just want to say congratulations, and I’ll know you do a good job,” Flanders said. “We’re looking forward to this year, and having you guys lead the school.”

FPS vice-principal JoAnn Riley told the students that being on the safety patrol is “a huge responsibility. It’s a huge job, they’re critical in keeping all of the kids safe here at Franklin Park School.”

Riley also thanked the eight 4th and 5th grade teachers serving on the safety patrol committee.


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