Throwback: Safe Routes to School 2011

This video was created in 2011 by the great parents at Clairemont Elementary to celebrate their six years of Safe Routes to School. In 2011 the school was recognized by the GA Safe Routes Resource Center. It still gives me the chills every time I watch it.

Enjoy seeing children and adults celebrating walking to school!

Holiday Markeplace at Clairemont Elementary Friday and Saturday

holiday marketplace


Visit the Clairemont Marketplace Friday and Saturday, December 4 & 5

Be sure to stop by the annual Decatur Holiday Marketplace and Cafe this weekend at Clairemont Elementary School. The market is open Friday, December 4 from 5:30 – 9:30 pm and on Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm. Do some shopping then enjoy soups and desserts in the cafe.

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Walk & Roll at Clairemont Elementary Had a Spring Theme

PrettyFlowerWR2Safe Routes to School Parent Champion Peter Wakefield (aka the Bike Dude) sends this in:

 “A beautiful bouquet of spring flowers in the lounge reminded teachers of the allure of the season on Wednesday, April 3, when the Clairemont Crew did a great job walking, rolling, and collecting Pretty Spring Flowers—the theme of our Walk&Roll to School Day. The weather was perfect. Even the birds seemed happy to see so many smiling, walking children. Mark your calendars and join us in two weeks, Wednesday, April 17, when we’ll see if the children can whistle as happy a song as the birds do! Remember: Look both ways; then look again.”

Thanks to our wonderful parents who find fun, creative ways to encourage walking and bicycling to school!






Walk, Roll and Recycle at Clairemont Elementary

ben kaplan recycling

Peter Wakefield, Parent School Champion with the Safe Routes to School Program at Clairemont Elementary shared some fun news.

Our natural world and our neighborhood must be a lot cleaner after yesterday’s Recycle Walk&Roll. The Clairemont Crew filled up two recycling bins with litter they found along the way. And, to quote Cole Westing, “It was awesome!” Great job, Clairemont Crew. Thanks again to Ben Kaplan for the recycling idea. Their next Walk & Roll to School Day is Wednesday, March 6, which is also Georgia Walk & Roll to School Day. Clairemont will compete against other Decatur schools for the Ruby Slipper Trophy for having the most walkers and rollers.

It is so great that the children in the community are concerned about recycling and coming up with ideas on their own. Congratulations to Ben for his idea and for the school community for encouraging creativity.

For more information on Safe Routes to School in Decatur, click here.

Clairemont Elementary GA Walk to School Video

Parents at Clairemont Elementary produced a great video to show at GA Walk to School Day this past Wednesday. As promised we are providing a  link.

Congratulations to all of our elementary schools for their great participation!

Clairemont Elementary Chosen as Featured School for GA Walk to School Day!

Clairemont Elementary has been selected by GDOT ‘s Safe Routes to School Resource Center to be the featured school for the second annual Georgia Walk to School Day event on March 2, 2011. Based on the success of last year’s event, this year the Resource Center has selected a school to showcase.  This recognition will highlight Clairemont’s 6-year commitment to the SRTS program and their countless successes in transforming student commuting behavior. Though Clairemont was one of Georgia’s first SRTS programs, their process can be adopted by any school that is looking to increase their walking and biking population. The event will include City and State Dignitaries. Student participants will be recognized and the school will be featured in the Georgia Department of Transportation Georgia Walk to School Day press release.