Thank you for registering for Walk and Bike to School and Work Day.
MPS schools must register to receive the prize package: https://goo.gl/forms/kXaE3vjad4AXgnHo2 . If you haven't done so already, MPS SRTS will also register your event with the National Organizers of Walk to School Day.
Plan & Promote
Events can be as simple as announcing “It’s Walk and Bike to School Day” and giving "I WALKED" and “I BIKED” stickers and the mystery tickets to students, families and staff when they arrive. Coffee for parents outside and perhaps a little music takes the event a little further. Organizing meet up point and walking or biking together is even more elaborate (and more fun too). You can also invite special guest bikers or walkers. Here are FIFTY EVENT IDEAS to inspire you.
Whatever you decide—be sure to promote your event. Hall posters, PA announcements, newsletters, robo-calls, and flyers are all ways to promote your event. Student groups and parent groups can also be helpful for promotion.
These flyers are ready to go for October 5 events. The text may also be helpful for PA announcements or robo calls . You can easily change the date or add or subtract event details too.
ENGLISH~HMONG: OCT 5 WALK & BIKE to School Day word pdf
ENGLISH~SOMALI: OCT 5 WALK & BIKE to School Day word pdf
ENGLISH~SPANISH: OCT 5 WALK & BIKE to School Day word pdf
ENGLISH~SOMALI~SPANISH~HMONG: OCT 5 WALK & BIKE to School Day word pdf
FOR THE STAFF LOUNGE: pdf
Prize packages will arrive in an envelope through intra-district mail. Do let us know if you do NOT want any of these prizes. All prizes are while supplies last.
Are you holding a prize drawing? Here are some options to use for drawing tickets:
Walk Bike Safety Videos & Tip Sheets
Pedestrian Safety Tips Sheets: http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/keep-going/pedestrian-safety
Bicycle Safety Tip Sheets: http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/keep-going/bike-safety
Pedestrian Safety video (grades k-2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOzcBegFTMk
Bicycle Safety video (grades 4-8) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBGW8j__Jsg
Some students really, really want to walk or bike to school but cannot. Some schools take a school-wide walks during the day to get everyone involved. Recess walking or the Bus Stop & Walk also allows more children to participate. Another suggestion: students could write about biking or walking or commit to walking or biking somewhere outside of school to receive a sticker and/or be included in other incentives. Here are suggestions for including children with disabilities in the event.
Contact MPS Safe Routes to School