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Get Ready for Walk to School Day – Oct 2, 2019!

WTSD_2inch_ColorOn Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 7:30 am, students from 16+ Ward 6 schools will gather at Lincoln Park (11th & East Capitol Streets, SE) for activities, snacks, warm-up exercises, student performances, and local speakers – including Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and DC Deputy Mayor for Education Paul Kihn.

Enjoy activities for kids, giveaways, light snacks, and coffee. Walkers, cyclists, skaters, strollers, scooters and pedestrians are all welcome.

Walkers depart between 8:15 and 8:20 am so we all get to school on time!

Guest speakers, performers, and sponsors will round out the Lincoln Park Walk-to-School event:

  • Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen will kick off and MC the festivities
  • Local fitness celebrities Gabriella Boston and Kathy Pugh will warm up the crowd
  • Other speakers include Deputy Mayor for Education Paul Kihn, DC Department of Transportation Director Jeff Marootian, and National Park Service (NPS) representatives
  • At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman will make balloon animals (!!!)
  • The Eastern High School “Blue and White Marching Machine” will perform
  • The JO Wilson Cheerleaders and the Tyler Step team will perform
  • Community members will join with DC Water, the DC Department of Energy and Environment, the DC Public Library, and the DC State Board of Education
  • The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) will support safe traffic flow around the park
  • The Capitol Hill Community Foundation generously supports the event
  • Coffee will be donated by New Course Catering and Restaurant which provides job training for low income/homeless men
  • The Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization (http://chpspo.org) organizes the event. Volunteers from participating schools make this annual event possible (Capitol Hill Montessori, Eliot-Hine MS, J.O. Wilson ES, Maury ES, Payne ES, Miner ES, Peabody Early Childhood, School Within School @ Goding, Stuart Hobson MS, Tyler ES, Van Ness ES, Watkins ES, St. Peters School, and more).

Ward 6 joins schools across DC in celebrating Walk-to-School Day – here’s a list of events registered: http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/registration/whoswalking.php?sid=DC

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About Walk-to-School Day

Walk-to-School Day is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October. Walk-to-School Day inspires the entire community to come together and promote health and safer routes for students to walk to school.

More information here:

http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/learn-more/about-us/

https://chpspo.org/

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Walk to School Day is October 2, 2019 – Save the Date and Register!

  • What: Safe Routes to School celebration, with student performances and Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen.
  • When: Wednesday, October 2, 7:30-8:15 AM
  • Where: Lincoln Park
  • Register your school at http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/registration/.

This year, we’d like to focus on student performances – please reach out if you have a performance group who would like to strut their stuff at Walk to School Day!

Contact us: chpspo@gmail.com.

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Bike to School Day is May 8, 2019 @ Lincoln Park – Save the Date!

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How to plan a fantastic party on wheels with all your school friends….

  • Step 1: Mark your Calendar –> May 8, 7:30-8:15 AM @ Lincoln Park.
  • Step 2: Register your school‘s event (or your participation in the Lincoln Park event)!!
  • Step 3: Tell all your friends about Steps 1 and 2!
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Walk to School Day is October 10 – save the date!

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How to plan a fantastic party with all your school friends….

Stay tuned…