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Walk to School Day 2014
2014 was a record- breaking year for Wauwatosa. Eight Wauwatosa Elementary Schools participated in Walk to School Day- Eisenhower, Lincoln, Madison, McKinley, Wauwatosa Montessori ,Wilson/ Wauwatosa STEM, Roosevelt and Underwood.
All schools are encouraging students to walk, bike or scoot to school on Wednesday, October 8th. Families that live “too far” will be encouraged to park 3-4 blocks away and walk.
Students through out the district showed off their enthusiasm for walking to school!
Bike to School 2014
Seven schools in the Wauwatosa School District participated in Bike to School Day- Eisenhower, Lincoln, McKinley, Roosevelt, Madison, Wilson/ STEM and Underwood. Students were encouraged to walk, bike, scoot to school to with other schools throughout the country. There were “Bike Trains” from remote drop off spots, bike helmet checks, bike helmet and lock give aways, bike safety checks. Students had a great time while promoting healthy living and a cleaner environment.
Bike to School Day 2013
Winter Walk to School 2013
The First Annual Wisconsin Winter Walk to School Day was a success! Volunteers helped distributed hot apple cider, provided by Amy Standal Firefly Real Estate, to warm the winter walkers! Classroom participation was great- 10 classrooms had over 60% of their students walk that day.
Bike to School Day 2012
McKinley Elementary participated in the First National Bike to School Day. Despite pouring rain in the morning, students walked, biked and scooted to school to celebrate the benefits of walking and biking. Ben’s Cycle shop provided bike safety checks in the morning. The McKinley PTA checked bike helmets for proper fit and provided new helmets to any student who needed them. The bike helmets for the event were donated by Habash, Habash and Rottier SC and the McKinley PTA.
McKinley Elementary students participated in Walk to School Day for the 2nd year in a row. They were greeted on the playground by Alderman Jeff Roznowski, Tosa West Marching Band, McGruff the Crime Dog and a Usinger’s Racing Sausage. McGruff and the Sausage even raced. The McKinley PTA provided fresh apples to students.
McKinley Elementary participated for the first time in National Walk to School Day. Students and families turned out on the playground for a morning assembly promoting the importance of walking and biking to school led by Milwaukee County Supervisor Jim “Luigi” Schmitt and Mayor Jill Didier. A petition asking the city to support development of Safe Routes to School efforts was signed by over 300 parents and later presented to the mayor. Students were greater by music from the Wauwatosa West Marching Band and enjoyed fresh apples supplied by the McKinley PTA.