The sign reads "Norwalk is a Kid's Place ..." and here are a few reasons why I agree. At League Elementary's Open House, parents heard of the tremendous improvement in the performance score of more than 20 points and how the staff has worked hard to invest in each student to give them a quality education. In December, the third and fourth graders (two of my children) were rewarded with a field trip to the Norwalk Theatre to watch "Charlotte's Web," which included popcorn and soda. Recently, I forgot to give my 6-year-old milk money, and when she saw Mr. Peterson, the custodian, she told him and, without hesitation, he walked over and paid for the drink. Mr. Kniffin is providing an after-school basketball program for boys two days a week — League Elementary is a "Kid's Place."
My family attended the Family First Night, "For Pete's Sake" event at the Ernsthausen Center on Dec. 31. What a fun night for all, to play games, jump and run around, and it was free. I was glad to at least pay for food. It warmed my heart to have such a child-oriented New Year's Eve party. We have a membership there as well, and the parking lot is always full. The cost of membership is so reasonable and there is such a variety of healthy options for everyone, that this building is more than just for exercise — it is a "Kid's Place."