International Walk to School Day is THIS Wednesday, October 2!
International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October. Millions of kids all over the world walk, bike and scooter to school because it’s fun, it’s good for you, and it’s good for the environment!
Students who walk, bike or scooter to school will receive a small reward. Park in the neighborhood and walk to school or walk from home. Volunteers will be out on the blacktop near Room 23 passing out the rewards. Look for the balloons on the blacktop.
You may join a Walking School Bus (WSB), a group that meets to walk to school together.
- WSB - Calabazas Park. Please meet at the Calabazas Park parking lot on Blaney Ave. at 8:10am. This Walking School Bus leaves at 8:15 sharp! Please fill out the attached Walking School Bus Permission Slip to join.
- WSB - Chiala Ln and Weyburn Ln. Please meet at the NE corner of Chiala Ln and Weyburn Ln at 8:10am. This Walking School Bus leaves at 8:15 sharp! Please fill out the attached Walking School Bus Permission Slip to join.
Students who carpool with another family are also eligible to receive a reward.
Parents, if you would like to volunteer to help pass out rewards on Wednesday, please contact Lani Honma at firstname.lastname@example.org.