International Walk To School Day is October 3: Glendale Organizes the Largest in the Region 1

On International Walk to School Day, October 3rd , close to 20,000 students, parents, teachers, volunteers and community leaders will be walking through the neighborhoods of Glendale and La Crescenta on their way to 33 public and private schools! In the U.S., International Walk to School Day is expected to include over 5,000 schools from all 50 states. Walkers from the U.S. will join children and adults in 40 countries—nearly 4 million people participate worldwide. International Walk-to-School Day is part of Glendale’s Safe Routes to School Program.

All 29 Glendale Unified Schools and 4 private schools (Chamlian, Holy Family High, Incarnation, Glendale Adventist Academy) are participating. The walks will begin between 7:40 a.m. and 9:00, with students and adults gathering at neighborhood locations near schools to form “walking school buses” that will proceed to the schools. Activities at schools will vary from elaborate themes and décor, to assemblies with elected officials.

SIGNIFICANCE: International Walk to School Day is an annual event that promotes walking for:

  • Physical activity and health of our children
  • Teaching safe walking skills to children
  • Remind adults to drive safely in school zones
  • Concern for the environment
  • Reducing traffic congestion, pollution and speed near schools
  • Sharing time with community leaders, parents and children

Congratulations again and thanks to Safe Routes to School Coordinator Kara Sergile for organizing the largest Walk in Southern California here in Glendale.

More information can be found at these websites:
International Walk to School in the USA
National Center for Safe Routes to School
International Walk to School

For detailed information, contact Kara Sergile at 626-590-6273 or 818-637-2872.
Event Flyer on the Sunroom Desk Calendar.

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