Thanks to Amie Koporc of the Sweet Apple Elementary PTO for sending this along about next Wednesday's event:
Approximately 400 students, parents, teachers and community leaders, will be walking and biking to our school. Among those in attendance will be Roswell Police Chief Rusty Grant and Officer Erin Johnson, Roswell Police Department Community Relations Unit.
The event will begin at 7:00 a.m. with kids, parents and community leaders walking from various local neighbors. Those students that don’t live within walking distance can drive to nearby North River Baptist Church and walk to school from there. Walkers and bicyclists will arrive at the school at between 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.
This event is organized by the PTO.
Walk to School Day in the USA www.walkbiketoschool.org
National Center for Safe Routes to School www.saferoutesinfo.org