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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.

FLYERS

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 Package:
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.

  • I WALKED and I BIKED stickers for all participants
  • Some color copies of the above flyers for posting at your school
  • Nickelodeon Universe Mystery Tickets (THANK YOU MALL of AMERICA!)
  • I WALKED I BIKE bag and, perhaps, other miscellaneous for prize drawings.
  • Reusable banner (New participants, only. If you participated last May, you already have a banner at your school to use for this event.)
  • FOR STAFF--email mps.wellness@mpls.k12.mn.us names of all staff walkers/bikers who will be included in a staff drawing for wellness goody bags. 

Drawing

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 

Inclusion

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.