February 13th, 2018 – Studebaker Preschooler students took time to thank the Huber Heights Police Department for helping keep the district safe during the district lockdown on February 1st, 2018.
Per the Dayton Daily News, police said a group of seven suspects robbed the AT&T store on Old Troy Pike before leading police on a manhunt that locked down every HHCS building. Huber Heights Police, along with several other police departments, worked together to apprehend the suspects.
The preschool students welcomed officers Nicholas Lambert, Charles Taylor, and Elizabeth Hogue for a meet and greet. The preschoolers started the meet and greet by singing the officers the song ‘I’m a Police Officer’ in the tune of ‘I’m a Little Tea Pot.’
The thanks didn’t end there. The preschoolers also made the officers a “Thank You” banner with their handprints and the preschool staff made the officers goodie baskets.
Lambert thought Huber Heights city government and HHCS handled the lockdown well. “I think it was a great cooperation between the schools and the city. The teachers and the staff and everybody at the schools did such a great job along with the students.”
Pam Bitsko, the Studebaker Preschool principal and HHCS Primary Curriculum Supervisor, wanted to make sure the officers knew their work was appreciated. “It was important to us to thank them in person for everything they do for our community in keeping us safe.”
Check out the video below to see the preschoolers’ performance for the officers: