Monday, March 23, 2015

March Spare the Air Walk and Roll


Put a 
Spring in your Step 
on 
Wednesday March 25th for the 
Spare the Air 
Walk and Roll to School Day





Join us to Walk and Roll for Cleaner Air. Help reduce air pollution by:
  • Walking or bicycling instead of driving a car 
  • Turning off the car when sitting or standing at school arrival and dismissal, banks, convenience stores, driveways, and anytime you are parked.
Idling for more than 3 minutes is PROHIBITED in New Jersey  
*with very limited exceptions

Walk or bike to school on your own or join a walking school bus from the Train Station or DiRenzo Park. Walking buses leave at 8 am. See "Walking School Bus" tab above for the route map. 

Students who walk or bike will receive a backpack charm. 


Did you know?
  • Idling fines in NJ begin at $100 for passenger vehicles and $250 for commercial vehicles.  
  • An idling vehicle emits 20 times more pollution than one traveling at 30 miles per hour.
  • Only 10 seconds of idling uses more fuel than turning the engine on and off. If you are idling, you might as well be burning dollar bills.
  • Exhaust emissions worsen asthma, bronchitis, and existing allergies.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

November Turkey Trot Walk and Roll Club

Mr. Turkey walks to school everyday, 
no matter what the weather. 
He meets Ms. Duck along the way, 
and they walk to school together.
"Gobble, gobble, gobble"
"Quack, quack, quack"
They both love walking to Netcong School, 
and then they both walk back. 
(to the tune of Yankee Doodle)




We are thankful for another Walk and Roll Club on Wednesday, November 12th! 

Join us for the Turkey Trot Walk and Roll to School by walking or bicycling to school. Don't use a car, it's not that far. 

Netcong Elementary students who walk or bike to school on Walk and Roll Wednesdays will receive a backpack charm. Charms will be handed out in front of the school by the flag pole. Although this is our last Walk and Roll event until March, keep on walking and rolling throughout the winter.  

Food for Thought:
As you get ready for a day of family, fun and food consider this, 15 minutes of walking at a moderate pace uses about 100 calories. If you walked 15 minutes each way to and from school every day for a week, you would use an extra 1000 calories. 

Happy Thanksgiving!


Sunday, October 12, 2014

October International Walk and Roll Month



Netcong School is participating in International Walk and Bike to School Month 

Wednesday, October 15



International Walk and Bike to School Month gives children, parents, school teachers and community leaders an opportunity to be part of a global event as they celebrate the many benefits of walking and bicycling. Walkers and cyclists from around the world walk and bike to school together for various reasons — all hoping to create communities that are safe places to walk and bike.

Our Goal: No cars at drop-off! 

Special for this event: We won! Clif Kids is donating stickers and fruit rope for our event! Come sign the Clif Kids banner and grab a snack and backpack charm at the front of the school. 
  
This month's safety tip: Be safe on Halloween
Be Visible: Always use a flash light, include reflective gear as an added bonus.
Be Safe: Plan ahead what routes you will take, choose well lit roads with slower traffic.
Cross Streets Safely: Stop at the curb and look left, right and left again for traffic.
More Halloween Safety tipshttp://www.hsrc.unc.edu/news_room/2009-10-21_halloween.cfm 

For the list of the Walk and Roll events throughout the year, click here 


Sunday, September 14, 2014

September Walk and Roll Club

Join us on Wednesday September 17th for our 
Back to School Walk and Roll Club

What is the Walk and Roll Club?

On Walk and Roll Wednesdays, students and parents are encouraged to leave the car at home and take walk or ride a bike to school . . .
          • for health
          • for the environment
          • for safer streets 
          • for arriving awake and ready to learn which leads to improved test scores
    Netcong Elementary students who walk or bike to school on Walk and Roll Wednesdays will receive a backpack charm. Charms will be handed out in front of the school by the flag pole. 

    Once you get the hang of walking or bicycling, try it every day.  

    Attention parents and students, our crossing guards are there to help all of us. All students must cross the street at the crosswalk where there is a crossing guard on duty. 

    Bike racks are located at the back of the school by the Board of Education building. Wear a helmet, bring a lock and come around to the front of the school to pick up a celebratory backpack charm. 

    For the list of the Walk and Roll events throughout the year, click here 

    Coming up, October is International Walk and Bike to School Month and another chance for joining the Walk and Roll Club. Rock on!



    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Walk and Roll Club 2014-2015

    The Walk and Roll Club is back!

    Join the monthly Walk and Roll Wednesdays by walking or cycling to school. Stop by the front of the school to collect backpack charms. Be sure to thank our crossing guards who are out there no matter what the weather. 

    Why walk or bike to school?
    There are multiple benefits of walking and bicycling including:
    • increasing physical activity
    • teaching safe pedestrian and bicycling skills to students
    • awareness of how walkable and bikeable our community is and where improvements can be made
    • reducing traffic congestion, pollution and motor vehicle speed near schools
    • arriving awake and ready to learn which leads to improved test scores

    Join our Monthly Events


    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    June Walk and Roll Club - Walk and Roll Star!

    Do you want to be a walk and roll star? 



    Join the walk and roll club on the last day of school on
    Wednesday June 18th







    So you want to be a walk and roll star? 

    Here's how in 3 easy STEPS:

    Step 1: Grab some friends or relatives and walk or bike to school on your own.

    Step 2: Join a walking school bus from the Train Station or DiRenzo Park. Walking buses leave at 8 am. See "Walking School Bus" tab above for the route map. 

    Step 3: Enjoy the outdoors, have fun, enjoy the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL and be a walk star. 

    Students who walk or bike will receive a backpack charm. This will be the last Walk and Roll Club event of the school year so let's make it a good one!

    Bike racks are located at the back of the school by the Board of Education building. Wear a helmet, bring a lock and come around to the front of the school to pick up a celebratory backpack charm. 

    Thanks to all the parents and students who participated in our events through out the year. You are all stars!



    Monday, May 19, 2014

    May Walk and Roll Club - Stinky Sneakers



    Did you know Stinky Sneakers are endangered?

    Celebrate New Jersey Walk and Bike to School Week on 
    Wednesday May 21st 
    by joining the 
    Stinky Sneaker Walk and Roll to School!

    The benefits of walking and bicycling to school are abundantly clear!  Go outside to get some exercise and enjoy the beautiful spring weather.  Celebrate NJ Walk and Bike to School Week in May by leaving the car at home and walking or bicycling to school.

    From May 19-23, students and parents all over New Jersey will be walking and bicycling to school!  Walk and bike to school events emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, and concern for the environment. 

    Save the Endangered Stinky Sneakers!

    Create new stinky sneakers by walking or bicycling to school on your own or join a walking school bus from the Train Station or DiRenzo Park. Walking buses leave at 8 am. See "Walking School Bus" tab above for the route map.


    Students who walk or bike will receive a not-so-stinky backpack charm.

    New Jersey Walk and Bike to School Week Proclamation