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Bike to School Day in Fond du Lac

08-May-2018
Wednesday is Bike to School Day in the Fond du Lac School District. The event promotes physical activity, safety, a cleaner environment, and more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods. This comes as the percentage of children biking and walking to school has dropped from more than 50% to just around 15% over the past 35 years. Theisen and Woodworth Middle Schools will hold their Bike to School Days next week, on the 16th. 
 
Chegwin Elementary School staff members are meeting students at two locations (parking area in front of Agnesian HealthCare, a member of SSM Health, hospital and U.S. Bank parking lot) and riding to school with them. Staff will be there at 7:50 a.m. Students who ride their bikes to school will have their name entered into a drawing for prizes. Students who wear a bike helmet will be given an additional entry in the prize drawing.
 

  Evans Elementary School children are invited to meet at 7:40 a.m. at Taylor Park to ride as a group with several teachers to Evans School. All children who ride their bikes will have an opportunity to win one of many prizes. Children who wear a bike helmet will be given an additional entry in the prize drawing and children whose PARENTS join us will be given two additional tickets!! Please plan on attending! 

  Lakeshore Elementary School staff will meet students in two locations: students in Grades 2 - 5 will be meeting at the park-and-ride near Hwy 151 and Winnebago Drive by the Eden Grill at 8:00 a.m.; and kindergarten and first grade students will meet at the trail head on Luco Road by the BP station at 8:10. (This is the same spot as the Walk to School event.) Adults are encouraged to ride with their children and bike helmets are required. The group will be riding bikes to Lakeshore on the nature trail and then meeting in the gymnasium to draw for prizes. 

  Parkside Elementary School will be meeting at three locations: Arndt and Peters, Arndt and Seymour, and Arndt and Hickory. Teachers will be there at 7:45 a.m. Students that bike to school will have the opportunity to sign our Bike to School banner and will receive Panther Bucks for biking and wearing bike helmets. Parents/adults will also be invited to sign the banner. Names will be drawn of participating students throughout the day until all prizes are gone. 

  Pier Elementary School’s staff will meet students at two locations at 7:40 a.m. One group will meet at Paul Butzen Park (on Danbury Ave.), and a second group will meet at the Fire Station on Main Street near Gilles. All students are encouraged to participate, however, students must be in third grade or up to make the ride without a parent or guardian. All students that ride to school will be entered in a prize drawing. Don’t forget to wear a bike helmet! 

  Riverside Elementary School will meet at Franklin Park at 7:50 a.m. and bike to school from there. Students who participate will have their name put in a drawing for prizes. Students who ride their bikes will also be invited to sign a poster. Roberts Elementary School students are invited to join their teachers at 7:45 a.m. at Lighthouse Church OR Whittier Park between 2nd and 3rd Streets. To promote this day, all students who bike and wear a helmet will have their name put into a special prize drawing. 

  Rosenow Elementary School students are invited to ride their bikes to school on their own or with a parent. Throughout the week, participating students will receive raffle tickets (double on Wednesday) when they arrive at school. They will receive an additional ticket for wearing a helmet. The tickets will be put in a drawing for prizes. Bike safety will also be covered in all gym classes and through a “Safe Routes to School” bike safety assembly. STEM Academy and STEM Institute staff plan to meet students at Veteran's Park (corner of 4th/Western and Main) at 7:30 a.m. to bike to school. Students who bike to school that day will have their names entered into a prize drawing. Students who wear protective gear will have their names entered in the drawing a second time! 

  Waters Elementary School staff will be biking to school with Waters families from two locations. Please meet at 7:45 a.m. at either Jefferson Park or the Dutch Gap (Park and 15th). All students who ride their bike to school will receive a chance to win a prize. Students who wear safety gear will earn an extra chance at winning a prize. All prizes will be given out at the end of the day! 

  Sabish Middle School staff members will be meeting students at three locations: the Taylor Park Shelter, in front of Parkside Elementary School, and in front of Evans Elementary School to ride with interested students. Please plan to leave those locations shortly after 7:30 a.m. All students who ride their bike to school should meet in the gym at 7:45 a.m. for prizes. All Sabish bikers will be entered into a drawing for prizes and those wearing a bike helmet will be guaranteed a prize! 

  Theisen Middle School “Tiger Nation” will be promoting their Bike to School Day on May 16 via announcement and through the parent email system. There will also be public service announcements relative to bike safety and awareness. Students are invited to join Theisen staff members at one of three locations to "ride to school together": Pier Elementary, Fond du Lac Fairgrounds, and Danbury Park. We will celebrate students and staff members who ride a bike this day with a prize (which will be done in drawing format). Pictures from the event will be posted on the school's web page. 

  Woodworth Middle School will conduct their Bike to School day on May 16. Students are encouraged to bike to school to promote a healthy lifestyle. You can ride from McDermott Park, which is the meeting point, at 7:20 a.m. We will bike as a group from McDermott or students can bike to school, individually. Students should be sure to sign up with the teachers at the bike racks to be eligible to win prizes. Bikers who wear a helmet will have their name entered into the prize drawing TWICE! If students have questions, please see Mrs. King. 

  To learn more about the District’s Bike to School Day contact Marian Sheridan at 920-906-6548.
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