Tomorrow is the Big Day!

Join the Wauwatosa community in celebrating Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 with children around the world! Join students in every state in walking to school tomorrow. Over 4,300 events are registered in the United States, 108 in Wisconsin, and 9 in Wauwatosa! Looking for a healthy way to start the day? Jump-start your morning by walking with your child to school! Walking your child to school is a great opportunity to help your child learn and practice safe walking skills If you’ve ever considered walking to school with your child, now’s your chance! Walking to school is a way to promote health, identify safer routes for walking and improve air quality. If you’ve ever considered walking to school with your child, now’s your...

Walk to School Day- This Wednesday

Secretary Foxx Shares Message of Support for Walk to School Day http://saferoutesinfo.org/about-us/newsroom/secretary-foxx-shares-message-support-walk-school-day In a newly released video message, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx shows his support for walking to school by encouraging communities nationwide to join the Walk to School Day celebration. On Wednesday, Oct. 7, thousands of students, parents and communities from every state will walk and bicycle to school to celebrate International Walk to School Day. To view the names and locations of registered U.S. schools participating in Walk to School Day 2015,...

Winter Walk to School Day Success!

McKinley Elementary had a successful Winter Walk to School Day!  Students and their families participated by walking from home or a couple of blocks away from school.  They benefited throughout the day from the fresh air and exercise.  It was a great way to start the day. Winter walking can be safe and fun!  Continue to celebrate Winter Walking all month long. Winter weather can be cold and snowy, but there are many ideas that can make walking to school both safe and fun — even in the middle of winter!  Escape cabin fever and enjoy being outdoors by walking to school! Dressing appropriately for the outdoors is essential. It is important for children to prepare for the weather and to realize that the proper clothes will make them comfortable.  They should feel the four seasons of Wisconsin not be kept inside all the time and insulated from our weather.  The best way to generate warmth is by layering. Wearing many layers of loose clothing creates pockets of air between layers that insulate the body from the cold.  On really cold days, keep your hands and head covered, and wear a scarf over your face and mouth to protect exposed skin and prevent heat loss.  Wear warm, waterproof boots with traction for icy conditions, as well as a warm coat that deflects wind and water.  Clothing made of wool is especially helpful for retaining heat.  Although warm clothing will help make your walk more comfortable, remember to use extra caution during extreme weather conditions. Use common sense and be safe. There may be icy spots along the way that are difficult...

Walk to School Day is Tomorrow!

Join your classmates and students all over the WORLD in walking, biking or scooting tomorrow! “Walking to school is like having recess before even getting to school”, students “Students who walk to school come more prepared to learn”, teachers “When I walk my child to school, I start my day with exercise”, parents   One Day Until Walk to School Day...

Wednesday is the 5th Annual McKinley Elementary Walk to School Day

How amazing will it be to see hundreds of students walking to school together and then meeting on the large playground for music, apples courtesy of Amy Standal, Firefly Real Estate, and all school assembly before the start of school!!   How it will work: Celebrity Walking School Bus leaders will start walking from designated spots. Students (parents encouraged, but not a requirement) can join the group at any spot along the way.  See attached list of with exact times. Families who live too far to walk or encouraged to park 3-4 blocks away and join one of the walking school buses. Students are encouraged to make signs, carry balloons to show their support of walking to school (balloons will not be allowed in the school).   Please join a Walking School Bus Time  Stop Route 1: Mayor Kathy Ehley 7:51    97th and Wilson 7:53    96th and Wilson 7:57    96th and Harding 7:59    Harding and 95th 8:01    Harding and 94th 8:03    Harding and 93rd 8:05    Harding and Swan—STOP here to wait for other group from Route 2,3   Route 2: McKinley Principal Jean Hoffman 7:58    95th and Beverly Place 8:02    Beverly and Swan 8:05    Swan and Harding- STOP here to wait for groups 1,3   Route 3: McKinley Gym Teacher Jeremy Rohloff 7:55    93rd and Stickney 7:56    Stickney and Swan 7:58    Swan and Jackson Park Blvd 8:01    Swan and North Avenue 8:03    Swan and Beverly 8:05    Swan and Harding- STOP here to wait for groups 1,2   Routes 1,2,3: 8:07    91st and Meinecke 8:09    90th and Meinecke (meet group 9) All Students to Large Playground Route 4: Wauwatosa West...