New Haven Elementary School observes Walk to School Day set for October 5th

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On Wed., Oct. 5, 2011 students at New Haven Elementary School will join other students across the country as they pull on their sneakers and join together in Walk to School Day. This special day is designed to encourage a more walkable America – one community at a time. 

This will be New Haven Elementary School’s 4th year of participation by forming a Walking School Bus, in which the majority of the student population gathers in one place to walk to school. In 2010, more than 3,550 schools from all 50 states participated, and this year’s totals are expected to reach new records. The event has grown steadily since it began in 1997, when the Partnership for a Walkable America sponsored the first National Walk Our Children to School Day in Chicago. In 2005, new legislation recognized the value of Safe Routes to School programs and is providing funding for States to establish programs.

Walk to School Day highlights goals such as safer and improved streets, healthier habits ,and cleaner air, and many communities have used Walk to School Day to kick off a comprehensive Safe Routes to School program. At New Haven Elementary School, students arrive at school alert and ready to learn. For more information, go to www.walktoschool.org. We hope all students and families at New Haven Elementary School will join their Walking School Bus on Oct. 5th and be part of the celebration!