Walk and Roll Fridays at Glennwood
Glennwood Elementary is a partner in the Safe Routes to School program. This is a national program that was created to encourage more children to walk, bike, or ride their scooters to school. It is so exciting to see that many Glennwood students already walk or roll to school on a regular basis! We hope that everyone will choose to do so on the eight official Walk & Roll Fridays this year:September 6- First Walk & Roll of the YearOctober 4- International Walk & Roll to School DayNovember 8December 6- Holiday Walk & RollFebruary 7March 6- Georgia Walk & Roll DayApril 3May 1
Walking School Buses
We will have three “walking school buses” operating on the days listed above. Parents and children who want to join in the fun and walk with a group are welcome to participate. Those parents who are unable to walk or roll due to schedule conflicts may drop off their child at any of the bus stops listed below and volunteers (in bright orange vests) will walk with your child to school. Walkers only, please! If your child wishes to ride a bike or scooter to school, please make other arrangements. Walking school buses will be canceled if it is raining, and we will NOT have Walking School Buses in the afternoon. Please make sure that your child has transportation home after school.
Parent Volunteers Needed
Parents serve as the walking school bus leaders. Each route requires 2 to 3 parents each month. Please consider signing up as a regular (every month) or occasional (have your name placed on a list to be contacted as needed) walking school bus leader. It is a small commitment, but a wonderful way to help your own and other children to participate in the fun of the monthly Walk and Roll days and to benefit from the exercise.
Marbles, Extra Recess Time, Themed Walks
We will continue our tradition of handing out marbles to students who walk, bike or ride a scooter to school on the monthly Walk and Roll days. Students will place the marble in their grade level container at the front of the school on their way in to Community Circle (tables by the bike racks). At Community Circle we will combine all grade level marbles to determine if enough have been collected to earn extra recess time! We will continue to give students an opportunity to earn an extra marble with themed Walk & Roll days throughout the year. Themes will be announced in advance, and students will be asked to participate in some way to earn an extra marble.
Contact Info for Glennwood Walk and Roll Coordinator
Amanda McMillan - firstname.lastname@example.org
4 Fantastic Reasons to Walk and Roll to School
- It Creates Less Traffic and Pollution: Auto emissions are the leading cause of chemicals known to cause cancer, asthma, and other diseases.
- It’s Healthy: Physical activity helps build healthy bones and muscles, strengthens the heart and lungs, and aids in weight control.
- It’s Good for Your Brain: Exercise helps improve your mood and increases your ability to learn and retain information.
- It’s Fun: Walking, biking or riding a scooter to school can be an adventure for kids, and it’s a great opportunity for parents to talk with their children and other parents.