Walking First Fridays & International Walk to School Day

Thanh -- August 27th, 2007

Cindy Reeves, Coordinator of Community Health Education and Awareness at RMH, is working on organizing volunteers to help students at Keiester Elementary School walk safely to school on September 7th and for International Walk to School Week at Spottswood, Waterman, and Mountain View Elementary Schools.

Cindy is looking for volunteers from 7:30am-8:45am for Sept 7. If interested, please contact her at  creeves [at] rhcc [dot] com.  The Kiester Elementary event will happen every first Friday of the school year at Keister, so if you can’t help out next week, there will be many future opportunities. This would be a great activity to also share with your friends and family with children at Kiester Elementary School. 

Also, on October 2nd, there will be a Walk to School Day event at Spottswood Elementary School, and on October 3rd one will be held at Waterman Elementary School and Mountain View Elementary Schools in celebration of International Walk to School Week. Also contact Cindy Reeves if you are interested in helping or would like more information.

6 Responses to “Walking First Fridays & International Walk to School Day”

  1. Emmy says:

    Thanks for this Thanh. I might try to do this for the school my son’s attend.

  2. charlie chenault says:

    I also urge everyone who can to participate. It is a great chance to get to know your neighbors and their children. Walking and biking are the wave of the future. The sooner we and our kids start, the better. Thanks Thanh for your informative reminders on what is going on in the city.

  3. Emmy says:

    This is tomorrow! Please walk your children to school, and if you don’t live close, do what I’m going to do and park somewhere else and walk. If you are driving by the participating schools please be on the lookout for the kiddos!

  4. Dave Briggman says:

    Too bad the county isn’t building schools that most kids can actually walk or ride a bus to. :-(

  5. Emmy says:

    I don’t know how this went at the other school’s but I’d call Waterman a success! I saw lots of people walking and lots of people doing what we did with parking and walking. My boys asked to do it again tomorrow, which we will. I usually park and walk if I pick them up, don’t know why we didn’t do this all along!

  6. Frank J Witt says:

    Interesting article in Washington Post today about changing the distance student may have to walk because of the gas prices.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/
    2008/06/22/AR2008062202193.html?hpid=artslot

    2 miles for High schoolers…

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