Participate in Winter Walk at Some of Our Schools
Winter Walk to School Day, similar to the Walk to School Day in the fall, hopes to address the growing concern with lack of physical activity for our children as well as to increase awareness in protecting our environment. Unlike the Walk to School day in October where it is a specific day, schools are free to select a date in February that works best for their school calendar of activities. The Winter Walk hopes to address the fact that over the last 30 years, the percentage of children walking to school has declined.
The Fond du Lac School District encourages students and parents to review the list below and take the opportunity to participate in Winter Walk to School Day. Schools will also be awarding incentive prizes and/or conducting raffle drawings for students who choose to participate with prizes made available through East Central Safe Routes to School.
Chegwin Elementary School staff will plan to meet students on Friday, February 23 (changed from February 2) at two locations at 7:50 a.m.: McKinley Park and the sidewalk by the parking lot of U.S. Bank where students will be joined by employees from U.S. Bank, Chegwin’s Partners in Education. Participating students will have their names entered into a drawing for prizes.
Evans Elementary School students and staff are gathering at Taylor Park and walking to Evans School on February 23 at 7:45 a.m. Students who walk to school will have a chance to win one of the many prizes through a drawing later in the morning.
Parkside Elementary School staff will meet students at three intersections at 7:52 a.m. on February 21 (changed from February 7) to acknowledge walkers and continue the walk to school with the students. Staff will join students at the corner of Arndt and Peters, the corner of Arndt and Seymour, and the corner of Arndt and Hickory. Participating students will get their names entered into a raffle to win various prizes. A Parkside banner will be available for students and parents to sign if they walk.
Pier Elementary School students are invited on February 27 at 7:45 a.m. to meet Pier staff members in the Gilles parking lot or at the corner of Martin Avenue and Pioneer Rd. All students who walk to school will be entered in a drawing to win prizes. Students are also encouraged to walk from their home (with proper supervision according to their age) or meet Pier staff members along their routes.
Riverside Elementary School students, parents, and teachers are invited to meet on February 7 at Franklin Park at 7:50 a.m. The Rocket Team will start walking to school at 7:55 a.m. Once at Riverside, students, parents, and teachers are invited to sign a banner denoting their participation in the event. Students that take the bus will also be able to participate once they arrive at school by walking a path set up in the gym. All students that participate will be entered in a drawing for a great prize.
Sabish Middle School staff and students will be meeting on Wednesday, February 7 at Plamore Park and will leave for Sabish at 7:30 a.m. Everyone in attendance will receive a prize. The group will leave the park at 7:35. Once the staff and students return to school, they will gather in the gym where participating students will have their names entered in a drawing for additional prizes. Mr. Larson and Ms. Hammer hope to see you there to continue to build on healthy choices!
STEM Academy and STEM Institute students are invited to meet staff at the entrance to Fruth Field on Thursday, February 22 at 7:30 a.m. (on the Cardinal) for Winter Walk to School. Participating students will have their names entered into a drawing for some awesome prizes!
Theisen Middle School will host its Winter Walk Day on February 8! Staff will be meeting students at 7:10 a.m. at three locations: Pier Elementary School, the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds bridge, and Danbury Park. Staff members will provide students with hot chocolate outside and it will be “Hawaiian Shirt Day” in the school. Participating students will have their names entered into a drawing for various prizes that will be raffled off throughout the day!
Woodworth Middle School will be meeting on February 6 at 7:15 a.m. at three locations: the Lallier Park gazebo; the north baseball diamond at Russell Park (the corner of 2nd and Ashland); the corner of National Avenue and Division Street near the Marian University campus Students are invited to meet and walk with staff members from any one of the three locations. Participating students will have their names entered into a drawing to win some prizes.