July 1, 2015

Safety Town

Do your children know what to do in an emergency? Do they understand the importance of wearing their seatbelt in the car or their helmet when riding their bicycle? The world can be filled with dangerous situations, and it’s important for youngsters to know what to do to stay safe. That’s why the North Canton Jaycees are pleased to continue our tradition of providing a Safety Town for children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall.

The Safety Town program addresses basic safety skills, including teaching children to remember their name, address, and telephone number; learning how to dial 9-1-1 in an emergency; and understanding  poison control, water safety and travel safety (bus/bicycle/automobile).

This program will taught by North Canton safety services personnel (police, fire and EMS) and representatives from other community organizations with knowledge of these safety issues. Each evening will include hands-on learning sessions in small groups, snack time, and song/story time as a large group. Throughout the week, kids will even have the opportunity to tour police, fire and EMS vehicles. Each child will also receive a t-shirt.

The details:
Monday, June 26 through Thursday, June 29, 2017
6 to 8 p.m. each evening
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio
1010 Applegrove St NW, North Canton, Ohio
The cost is $40 per child. However, we are offering a discounted rate of $75 for 2 children.

To register:
Step 1: Fill out this online registration form. This should be completed as soon as possible in order to reserve your child’s space.

Step 2: Print and fill out this medical form and this model-release form (to be posted shortly–it can be turned in the first night of Safety Town). You can return these forms via mail, email (see addresses below) or in-person on the first night of Safety Town.

Step 3: Complete your payment. You can either bring payment with you the first night of the program or you can mail the payment to us in advance. Make checks payable to the North Canton Jaycees.

If mailing correspondence, please send to the North Canton Jaycees at 121 S. Main St. North Canton, OH 44720. Do not mail anything to the Girl Scouts. You may also send questions, completed forms or other correspondence to program chair Katie Brenckle at safetytown@northcantonjaycees.org. 

Safety Town is open to any child in Stark County who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2017. We can only take 50 registrants, so spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parents/guardians are invited to attend on Thursday evening (June 29) as part of a Safety Town “graduation ceremony.” More information will be provided about this later.

The North Canton Jaycees extend our thanks to North Canton’s safety service personnel for their participation in Safety Town. We’d also like to thank the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio for hosting us again this year.