GA Walk & Roll to School Day and Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

 

Oakhurst Crossing Guard at the 2102 GA Walk & Roll to School Event

Oakhurst Crossing Guard at the 2102 GA Walk & Roll to School Event

Wednesday will be a special day in Georgia.

Wednesday March 6th is Georgia Walk and Roll to School Day and Governor Deal has also proclaimed it Crossing Guard Appreciation Day.

City Schools of Decatur and Decatur Active Living coordinate to celebrate GA Walk & Roll to School Day. Children are encouraged to walk or bicycle to school and parent Champions from each school organize walking school buses and bike trains to their school. Approximately 30% of our children walk or bicycle to school on a regular basis and on special Walk & Roll Days that number increases a lot. This year, each school will count the number of children who participate on Wednesday and the school with the highest number will receive a special “Golden Shoe” from the GA Safe Routes to School Resource Center.

We encourage everyone in Decatur to show appreciation for our School Crossing Guards. The SRTS committee has a special gift for them and we encouraging children and parents to make them a card or bring them a flower, or show your appreciation in some way. Our Crossing Guards get up early in all kinds of weather to make sure that the children arrive at school safely. They wave and smile at passer-bys and help bring a little sunshine into all of our days.

Be sure to give them a wave, a smile and a big THANK YOU on Wednesday!

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