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Whitby Students Enjoy Visit from State Rep Livvy Floren on Read Aloud Day

Posted on February 25, 2016 by admin


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From The Greenwich Free Press. For the full article, click here.

The entire Whitby School community celebrated read aloud day on Wednesday, with special visits to the school’s Lake Avenue campus from State Rep Livvy Floren, Greenwich Fire Marshal Sean O’Donnell, Greenwich Police officer Yolanda Greenhall and former Stamford Mayor Pavia.

Mrs. Floren brought along a book called My Teacher for President. and introduced it by asking the children whether they were aware a presidential election is in the making, and whether they’d heard the names Sanders, Cruz and Trump.

presidential electionThe children, albeit just first and second graders, were quite aware, and, in fact, had some opinions formed!

With that, Mrs. Floren jumped into the book, written from the point of view of a young child recommending their teacher for president of the United States.

“My teacher loves white houses. My teacher is used to being followed around everywhere. When my teacher walks into a room, people pay attention. …She deals with media attention every day.”

After reading the book to the eager children, Mrs. Floren donated the book to the school library and even gave out Livvy Floren pencils to everyone.

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First and second graders in the classes of Samantha Clark, Amanda Lavoie, Danielle Britt and Jessica Pittman.

Livvy Floren at Whitby School

With her grand children on Read Aloud Day, State Rep Livvy Floren with her daughter Jenny Floren Sozzi enjoy Read Aloud Day. Mrs. Floren read “My Teacher for President” to Whitby School students, Feb 24, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Livvy Floren

With her grand children on Read Aloud Day, State Rep Livvy Floren with her daughter Jenny Floren Sozzi enjoy Read Aloud Day. Mrs. Floren read “My Teacher for President” to Whitby School students, Feb 24, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Greenwich Delegation to Host Professional Development Scholarship Information Session

Posted on February 19, 2016 by admin


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Hartford- State Representatives Livvy Floren (R-149), Mike Bocchino (R-150), and Fred Camillo (R-151) and State Senator Scott Frantz (R-36) will host a Professional Development Scholarship Information session with Sen. Scott Frantz on Monday, February 29th in the Cone Room at Greenwich Town Hall. 

When: Monday, February 29th, 2016

Where: Cone Room, Greenwich Town Hall

Time: 2:00-3:30 PM

Intended Audience: Unemployed and Underemployed CT Residents and CT Veterans

The Workforce Investment Board is accepting applications for $2,846 in professional development scholarships. This funding may be used for Information Technology, Project Management, and Office Productivity certification and credentialing.

The Connecticut Office of Higher Education/State Approving Agency has approved Project Management Certification for Veterans and other eligible (applicants defined by the) U.S. Department of Veterans under the provisions of Title 38 Section 3675, United States Code of Federal Regulations for Veterans programs.

The UConn Stamford Campus is facilitating both programs through UConn’s School of Business at the Connecticut Information Technology Institute.

This information session will provide the necessary applications, information to apply, and participation standards in these valuable programs.

Rep. Floren Advocates for Community Health Center

Posted on February 10, 2016 by admin


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Hartford– Rep. Livvy Floren thanked the Governor and the legislature’s bonding committee for their allocation of bonding funds for a community health center in Stamford.