Columbia, Coventry, Vernon, Tolland

Rep. Ackert Congratulates Children on Reading Achievement

Posted on September 6, 2018 by jpheasant


COVENTRY – State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) and Children’s Librarian Meg Schiebel of the Booth Dimock Memorial Library recognized ten children who have recently completed the ‘1,000 Books Before Kindergarten’ program.

“It is extremely important to get children involved in reading at an early age because it promotes a desire to continue reading as they get older,” Rep. Ackert said. “Completing this challenge is incredibly impressive, I don’t think I’ve gotten to 1,000 books quite yet,” Ackert joked.

The goal is to engage families in their child’s pre-K education, and help them grow the necessary skills to succeed once they enter school. With every new book read, parents helped the children keep track of their progress by logging their books, either by paper or via a mobile app. After completing every 100 books, journals are then brought to the library where the child is awarded a sticker.

At Tuesday night’s ceremony, students who participated in the program each received a certificate from both the Representative and the library, in addition to a new book titled ‘I Wish You More.’

If you or someone you know is interested in signing up their child or grandchild for this program, please visit the Booth and Dimock Memorial Library’s link here.

State Representative Tim Ackert and Children’s Librarian Meg Schiebel present Olivia Bellantoni with certificates for completing the ‘1,000 Books Before Kindergarten’ program.

Rep. Ackert Appointed to Crumbling Foundations Working Group

Posted on September 4, 2018 by jpheasant


HARTFORD – State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) has recently been chosen to join a legislative Working Group to Develop a Model Quality Control Plan for Quarries and to Study the Workforce of Contractors Repairing and Replacing Crumbling Concrete Foundation.

“Being appointed to this working group will allow me to continue my ongoing efforts to help support those families and businesses that have been devastated and will be devastated by a crumbling foundation,” Rep. Ackert said.

Representative Ackert was appointed to the group by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides on August 16th. The eight person group will consist of three House Democrats, three Senate Democrats, one House Republican and one Senate Republican.

State Representative Tim Ackert represents the 8th General Assembly district towns of Columbia, Coventry, Tolland, and Vernon.

Rep. Ackert Talks Preservation and Conservation on Tour of Coventry Lake

Posted on August 30, 2018 by jpheasant


COVENTRY – In conjunction with Connecticut’s Lake Awareness Week and Coventry’s Lake Awareness Month, State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) spent an evening on a guided boat tour in an effort to better serve those who watch over the 8th District’s largest lake.

The purpose of the tour was to not only help raise awareness to the protection of the local lakes and natural resources, but also for Rep. Ackert to touch base with resident volunteers and those taking care of the area in order to see how he could continue advocating on their behalf.

“As someone who enjoys kayaking and fishing, we are extremely fortunate that within the 8th District there are places like Coventry Lake where residents and visitors can also enjoy a vast array of outdoor related activities,” Rep. Ackert said.

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