We Love Our Crossing Guards!

It’s¬†Crossing Guard ¬†Appreciation Week and the City of Decatur enjoyed hosting our guards for a special breakfast. Each year the Police Department and Active Living partner to host a breakfast where we give each guard a gift and a certificate.

Our crossing guards get up early to make sure our children get to school safely and then return in the afternoon to get them home, no matter what the weather conditions are. They are an integral part of our Safe Routes to School program and we all appreciate them very much.

They take pride in getting to know the children and their families and miss them when they grow up and no longer go to the city schools. Be sure to thank a crossing guard next time you see them- give them a wave, a card, or a smile.

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It’s Crossing Guard Appreciation Week

November 13 – 17 is Crossing Guard Appreciation Week. Be sure to wave, say thank you or make a card to show your appreciation. Our guards wake up early in the morning and stand outside in all types of weather to help our children get to school early. and are an integral part of the Safe Routes to School program.

Let’s show them some love this week!


It’s Crossing Guard Appreciation Week!


Be sure to say “Thank You” to our wonderful City of Decatur Crossing Guards this week. Consider having your child made them a card, bring a flower, or simply say Thank You! as they cross the street.

Our Crossing Guards brave all types of weather to keep our children safe as they walk and bike to school. Let’s show them how much they are appreciated!

Click here for a thank you note template and other ideas.

Thanks to our Crossing Guards!

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Thanks to our wonderful Crossing Guards who were honored this morning at the Decatur Police Department. These folks are out there every morning in all kinds of weather with smiles on their faces. They greet us and our children as they help them get to school safely. They wave at drivers and passersby giving them a smile to start their day.

Have YOU thanked a Crossing Guard this week?

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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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