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Did you know that walking or biking to school prepares students to learn more during the school day? Lets heat up our MINDS on WINTER WALK DAY!

SIGN UP NOW: MPS WINTER WALK DAY is WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015

We will join our Canadian neighbors on February 4, 2015, Winter Walk Day. We will celebrate Minnesota winter and honor winter walkers--regular, occasional or even first timers. Participating is easy. Email jennifer.bordon@mpls.k12.mn.us the name of your school and the number of walkers you expect. MPS SRTS will send you ICE BLUE I WALKED stickers for all participants along with WINTER WALK DAY fliers and other great incentives.

 

 

Active Commute Equals Active Mind

MPS Safe Routes encourages students and families to actively commute to school. Research suggests students who walk to school have better attendance and higher achievement than those who do not. A recent study found that walking or biking to school improved children's concentration during the school day much more than eating breakfast or lunch did!. Other research links walking and creativity. As we all play a role in student success, in students achieving their dreams, MPS Safe Routes offers the commute to school as a small piece of this larger goal. Please contact MPS Safe Routes if you'd like assistance starting Safe Routes efforts in your community, educating staff and students on safe routes, organizing bike/walk events and walking buses, establishing school-owned bicycle fleets and/or addressing safety concerns.

October 8 was International Walk to School Day. More than thirty schools and 7,000 students and staff celebrated with walk and bike to school events.