Thursday, September 29, 2011

Walk to School Week

Next week the Mann School community is rallying its members to participate in active transportation for Walk to School Week.  The whole week children are encouraged (and rewarded) for walking or rolling to school, in anything powered by human energy.  This is an awesome week for practicing and teaching the importance of living an active, healthy and earth-conscious lifestyle!  Classrooms will be tallying totals of how kids get to school and graphing results.  To help support the week's activities, encourage your children to wear colored shirts for each day.  Click here for the full handout. Here's the list:

Monday, Oct. 3 – Wear Red for Transportation Safety
Tuesday, Oct. 4 – Wear Blue for Water Conservation
Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Wear Green for Reducing Waste in Landfills
Thursday, Oct. 6– Wear Yellow for Conserving Electricity – Turn it Off!
Friday, Oct. 7 – Wear your Favorite Sports Team Colors – Stay Active!

One fun activity for each class during the week will be on-bike training.  Our P.E. teacher will be leading on-bike safety lessons with children during gym class.  We ask that your child bring their bike to school on the day they have physicial education.  (Our class needs their bikes on Friday, October 7.)  And have no fear about the bike lessons because Mrs. Garcia is a certified on-bike instructor! 

As a final event for the week, there will be a mini Walk-a-thon.  We are trying to get as many school community members to join in walking laps around our park.  The goal is to walk as many laps as possible and break our record from last year!  There will be teachers, parents and, of course, kids!!  Everyone can help to make this week a success getting involved!  A huge THANK YOU to the Mann PTO for organizing all the events and activities! Hope to see you out there!