Civics Celebrations

Happy Friday, PVS!

This week and next week we have two civic holidays: Constitution Day and Sandra Day O’Connor Day.

On Sept. 17, Constitution Day, we celebrated the 233rd anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by learning about the history of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Next Friday, Sept. 25, we will celebrate Sandra Day O’Connor Day! She was the first woman to be appointed a Supreme Court Justice, and got her start as a Judge on the Superior Court of Maricopa County, Arizona.

Continuing with this theme, we invite you to have a conversation with your child about voting, and what it means to be part of a community. Here are a few questions to get you started:

  • What does voting mean to you? How often do you vote – in local elections, or just presidential? Or, not at all?
  • What was the first election you participated in? What was the experience like? How has the process changed, if at all, in the years since then?
  • How do you get involved in your community? Do you volunteer, and if so, where? How has COVID affected this?

These are just some ideas to get you and your child talking about civics. Have fun, and have a great weekend!