International Walk to School Day 2012

BY  |  Saturday, Sep 29, 2012 6:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Wednesday, October 3 is International Walk to School Day and Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. Schools all over are getting involved and participating by organizing group walks or rides.

Last year, Bike to School Day was made into a separate event held in May. However, you can do either on International Walk to School Day. And for those of us in Montclair, who may not be able to walk or bike to school because of the Magnet System, many schools are organizing meet up areas a few blocks away so you can walk together in solidarity. The idea is to get fewer cars driving up to the schools.

Here are the local towns participating. Check online to see if your school has registered:

If your school hasn’t registered, you still have time. Just click here and join in.

1 Comments

  1. POSTED BY bikepedlt  |  October 01, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    As Montclair Township kicks off its Safe Routes to School (SRTS) workshops this fall as part of the Encouragement, Enforcement and Engineering grant received in 2009, all elementary and middle schools in the Township are also gearing up in a big way for International Walk & Bike to School Day on October 3rd. For 6 years, Bike&Walk Montclair volunteers have worked to get grants like this one and supported parent Health & Wellness Liaisons as they established fun and lasting programs at their schools. Alex Kent, Montclair’s SRTS Coordinator – also part of the grant – is helping to coordinate the many activities the schools have planned this fall and spring.

    This year, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, through a partnership with Clif Bar, has make Walk & Bike to School Day Kits available to each elementary and middle school in Montclair!

    I hope to see every school participating by walking or biking to school from home, joining meet-ups and walking/biking in groups, taking the bus to reduce traffic/pollution, or walking with teachers/staff at recess. This is a great opportunity to join kids, parents, teachers, around the world in a walk or bike ride for health, the environment, safety and fun!

    Please don’t forget to thank your crossing guards with a note, drawing, cup of coffee, flowers, or hugs!

    Laura Torchio
    Bike&Walk Montclair President
    Safe Routes to School National Partnership – NJ

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