Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - Sierra Vista and Virginia Lee Rose Schools, 6:45 a.m. at McNally Memorial Park in Madera (@ Sunrise Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue)
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - George Washington Elementary School, 6:45 a.m. at John Wells Youth Center, 701 E. 5th Street, Madera
Walk to School Day Oct. 3, 2018, Sierra Vista and Rose Schools
Updated on 10/19/2018 11:15 AM
- Public Health Staff prepares to hand out fruit to the children for a healthy breakfast snack
- Kids playing the "My Plate" parachute game with UC Cal Fresh Staff
- City Councilman Donald Holley and Madera Police Department Officers pose with the Sierra Vista Ram Mascot
- Madera PD Officer handles defeat well after a short-lived game of tug of war
- Madera County Probation Officers pass out stickers at McNally Park
- Children, parents, City and County Officials line up to start the walk
- Students have fun on the way to school
- Students arriving at campus after the walk
- Students pose with the Madera Walking School Bus before class starts
- Mayor Andrew Medellin and Council Member Donald Holley pose with the Sierra Vista Cheerleaders
The absence of safe, walkable communities is a leading cause of physical inactivity. This is compounded in rural communities lacking sidewalks and other infrastructure to support walking and bicycling where people often must travel long distances to schools and other destinations.
The International Walk to School Day Celebrations at George Washington, Sierra Vista and Virginia Lee Rose elementary schools calls attention to this issue. The events begin at 6:45 a.m. with fun exercise activities taking place in the park. Then students, parents, and school staff from the three schools will walk and ride to school along with community leaders, arriving at the school at 7:15 a.m. The event builds connections between families, schools and the broader Community.
Many thanks to the Madera County Department of Public Health’s SNAP-Ed Program, The University of California Cooperative Extension-CalFresh Program, the City of Madera Police Department, the City of Madera Parks & Community Services, as well as the staff and students at George Washington, Sierra Vista and Virginia Lee Rose elementary schools.
- US Walk to School Day
- National Center for Safe Routes to School
- International Walk to School Day
- Healthy Tips
- Cal Fresh Information call 1-877-847-3663
Funded by USDA SNAP-Ed, an equal opportunity provider and employer.