UPDATES: Punch cards are now score cards and may be kept in the classroom. Bike to School Day is now May 15, not May 8.
MAY is Walk and Roll Challenge month in Oregon! This means that we’ll be competing against other schools to see who can get the most students walking, biking and rolling to school.
On May 1, students will receive a scorecard
Each day that you walk, bike, skate or scooter to school, circle an icon on your scorecard On May 31, turn in your scorecard after school to get a prize. You don’t have to walk or roll every day — just turn it in with whatever you have.
Wednesday, May 15 is Walk and Roll to School Day!
We’ll have special treats (while supplies last) before school on this day for anyone who bikes, walks, skates or scoots to school. Adults, would you like to volunteer? We’re looking for people who can walk or bike with students before school, or who can help hand out treats.
Questions and Tips
Why do we do this?
Walking, biking, skating, scooting, and rolling to school have many potential benefits, including benefits for your child’s health and well-being (like opportunities to learn and socialize on the way to school, and arriving to school alert and ready to learn), our community (reduced traffic congestion around the school) and the environment, too.
What if I ride the school bus?
Fantastic. Riding the bus is also a great way to help the environment and reduce traffic near our school. Do you walk to your bus stop? If so, that counts! Go ahead and mark on your punch card that you walked to school, and come by for a treat on Wednesday, May 8.
What if I really, really need to drive my student to school?
Yes, sometimes this happens. But there are ways to still participate! For instance, you could drop your student off a few blocks away, and they can walk the rest of the way to school. Or, park your car and walk with them. OR, students (and parents) can join our PE teacher, Mr. Adrian, for the Morning Mile, which happens every day at 8:30 a.m. (9:30 on Wednesdays)
I’m worried about my child’s safety while walking or biking to school.
We understand. Maybe your child could meet up with another student, or with another family to walk to school? For Wednesday, May 8, we are working on finding volunteers to walk or bike with groups of students. If you’re interested in helping, please contact Mrs. McDade.
This is exciting! How can I help?
Awesome! We love volunteers. Please fill out this form if you’re interested. You can also encourage your child to participate, or work with another family so that students can walk or bike together.
What if I have more questions?
Please contact Mrs. McDade by email or at 503-256-6508 (ext. 4869); she will be happy to help you.