Look around, it’s finally spring! And Safe Routes is excited to help get everyone back on the streets walking and biking through Portland’s neighborhoods.
Safe Routes is hosting a free, family friendly Spring Kick-Off event coming up this Saturday, April 12th at Earl Boyles Elementary (10822 SE Bush) and would love for you to attend the event. The Spring Kick-Off will help get bikes rolling and decorated for spring and summer riding, get heads in low-cost helmets, and pump everyone up about walking and being active on the way to school.
What will be happening at the Spring Kick-Off? A lot!
- Learn to ride a bike
- Learn to fix a flat tire as a family
- $6 helmet sales
- Free basic bike repair
- Learn about starting a walking school bus or bike train at your school
- Maps & route planning
- Raffle to win a bike & razor scooter
There is a one-time $20 supply fee per child. This fee is for consumable supplies that will be used throughout the year. It replaces the usual supply list.
Please DO NOT purchase any supplies or send any supplies from home. Your child’s teacher will purchase supplies over the summer. This fee is NOT optional.
A community supply method will be used. There are many benefits to this method for the parent, child, and classroom teacher. It will save parents money because we are able to buy in bulk, allowing us to purchase a larger variety and better quality of supplies. Students feel more equality because all supplies are the same color, style, size, etc. Students also learn many social skills from sharing supplies. By purchasing supplies over the summer, our classrooms are set up and ready for the first day of school with the supplies that are needed.
Please send the supply fee with your child on the first day of school. It is helpful to put it in an envelope with your child’s first and last name on the front.
If there are circumstances that create a hardship in paying the fee, please see your child's counselor or principal.