(This has been postponed to avoid conflicting with Picture Day)
INTERNATIONAL WALK to SCHOOL DAY
date: to be determined
Dear Wildwood Parents and Guardians,
Your school is participating in Safe Routes to School, a program offered by MassRIDES, the Commonwealth’s travel options service of the Executive Office of Transportation. The Safe Routes to School program aims to reduce congestion, air pollution, and traffic congestion near participating schools, while increasing the health, safety, and physical activity of elementary and middle school students.
Our first activity this year will be to celebrate International Walk to School Day on <date to be determined>. Each October, millions of children, parents, teachers and community leaders across the globe walk to school to celebrate International Walk to School Day.
This year we will walk as a community to school starting at Bertucci’s Restaurant on the corner of East Pleasant and Triangle Streets. We hope that as many children in the Wildwood Community can participate as possible with their parents and guardians. Parents/guardians may park in the Bertucci’s lot for the walk. All the children, regardless of whether they walk from Bertucci’s, will participate in Walk to School Day by walking at school on Tuesday.
Children need to be pre-registered for this walk from Bertucci’s so please return the attached form to your child’s teacher no later than Friday, September 30th. We will meet at Bertucci’s at 7:50am the morning of the walk. We will depart from Bertucci’s promptly at 8am.
To find out more about the event please contact: Jen Mendelsohn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nick Yaffe, The Safe Routes to School Committee and the Wildwood PGO