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Hatherly & Jenkins Walk to School Day

Jenkins families walk to school under a balloon tunnel


[CAPTION]: Hatherly students pose at the Purple Dino Playground before embarking on their walk to school.

On October 12th, both Hatherly and Jenkins Elementary schools participated in the annual “National Walk to School Day.” This is a special day and includes everyone from the school communities: students, staff, families, and even our law enforcement officers who direct traffic!! Principal Julie Ward (Hatherly) shares a glimpse of the day:

    The weather was perfect for Hatherly’s annual WALK TO SCHOOL DAY! Teachers met over 150 students at three spots (Purple Dinosaur Playground, Three Ring Road, and Woodland Road) and we all walked to school. Many families, dogs, and strollers joined us also. It was an energetic way to start our school day.  You could see the positive effect all morning in classrooms!

The first National Walk & Roll to School Day—called Walk Our Children to School Day—was held in 1997. Since then, it’s come a long way. In May 2012, the first-ever National Bike & Roll to School Day—called Bike to School Day—was celebrated across the U.S. Join families, schools and communities as they walk and bicycle to school for these events each year.

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