4th Annual Walk to School Day

4th Annual Walk to School Day

      Mountain View School District held its 4th Annual Walk to School Day event, themed “Eat Wise…Be Nice” on October 10, joining schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day.

      Hundreds of students, parents, family members, teachers, staff members, volunteers and community leaders gathered bright and early at six different meeting locations before beginning their walk to the school sites. The “walking school buses” were impressive as they lined the streets making their way to each of the District’s 12 campuses cheering and holding signs and posters promoting wellness and kindness. Led by adult volunteers, crossing guards, and members of the El Monte Police Department and L.A. County Sheriff, students and other walkers showed their commitment to be physically active and healthy, as well as kind, respectful and nice.

       MVSD was proud to once again partner with Day One, Bike SGV and El Monte Promise for the Annual Walk to School Day event.  Sun Visors were given to the first 100 students from each school to register for the event and book marks, snacks and water were given out to the walkers once they arrived at their schools.  In addition to promoting wellness, Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safe routes for walking in the community.

       “We are happy to partner with the school district for the Walk to School Day event because it showcases the importance of having safe routes for walking and biking in the community,” said David Diaz, from Bike SGV.  “In addition to a fun time for students and families, events like this emphasize pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment, and also build connections between families, schools, and the broader community.”

         Cogswell School’s walkers walked loud and proud down the street, making their way from El Paraiso to the school as their principal, Gerardo Yepez played his trombone and the group cheered “We are the Cubs.”

       “Walking to school with everybody is fun,” said an excited 1st grader waving her red and white pom pom.  “Mr. Yepez is so funny and I wish we could do this every day,” she said.

         Payne School met up at Mt. View Park and showed a lot of school spirit as they walked to their school.

      “I am so proud that we have such great participation from our families and staff,” said Nellie Huerta, Payne School’s Community Liaison.  “This is really a fun event that brings everyone together to promote being physically active and healthy, plus it’s a great way to start the school day!”

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