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To celebrate Public Works Week (May 15-21) the Department of Public Works hosted a Truck Day event for kindergartners at William B. Ward Elementary School (Broadfield Rd, New Rochelle) on Thursday, May 19 . Students had the opportunity to explore the department’s ‘big trucks’ and at the same time learn about the important role Public Works plays in our community.
“The men and women of the Department of Public Works provide essential services and are often unseen,” noted Commissioner Alexander Tergis. "Thank you to Principal Franco Miele and his staff for making it possible to visit the children at Ward today to share a little bit about what we do."
National Public Works Week (NPWW) is a time to recognize the staff of all of our bureaus for their hard work and dedication. The event featured four DPW vehicles; garbage truck, front end-loader, backhoe loader and a street sweeper. DPW workers spoke to eight kindergarten classes about what they do as a career, “Think Safety, Think Smart”, “Slow Down To Get Around”, and how their vehicle helps get the job done. Kindergartners embraced the opportunity to touch a truck and see the trucks in action.