Ross Elementary School to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 3rd, 2018

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Ross Elementary School in Clairemont, will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 3rd, 2018.

Approximately 250 students from Ross Elementary School will be walking to school on Wednesday along with parents, teachers and community members.

The event will begin at 7:00 am with students, parents and community leaders walking from Carnival Supermarket at 3560 Ashford Street.  Students will arrive at school at 7:45 am. Other special activities associated with the walk include a parent resource fair at the event location, giveaways and a school educational assembly.

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.

The event is being organized by Ross Elementary School and Rady Children’s Hospital – Safe Routes to School Program.  Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is an international movement to increase the number of children who walk or bike to school safely. Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego has been implementing this program in communities throughout San Diego, including Ross Elementary School, for the last 18 years.  The project works with the community and other government stakeholders to resolve barriers to walking, such as poor walkways, limited adult supervision or crime. The programs also encourage walking and biking to school as a way to incorporate a healthy, active lifestyle into a daily routine. Rady Children’s Hospital partnership with Ross Elementary School started in January 2017 and has brought positive impact to the school community.

For additional local information, please contact school Principal Rosemary Cruz (principal) at (858) 800-5800.

 For additional information, please visit these websites:

 Walk to School Day in the USA www.walkbiketoschool.org

Rady Children’s Hospital – Safe Routes to School Program: https://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/center-for-healthier-communities/injury-prevention/safe-routes-to-school/