November Walk and Roll Club


Join us on 
Friday, November 17
for the
Turkey Trot Walk and Roll Club




We are thankful for another Walk and Roll Club!

Join us for the Turkey Trot Walk and Roll to School 
by walking or bicycling to school. 


Walk or bike on your own or meet us at the Netcong Train Station at 7:55 am to join our walking bus. 

Netcong Elementary students who walk or bike to school on Walk and Roll Fridays 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!

October Walk and Roll



Join us on 
Friday, October 20
for the Color Run FUN 
Walk & Roll Club


We are excited about the Color Run and hope you are too. So, get ready to KICK-OFF the Color Run by walking or bicycling (or running) to school this Friday!

Walk or bike to school on your own or with friends and family.  

Join US 
at the Netcong Train Station at 7:50 am 
to walk to school with the walking school bus
The walking bus is a great way to meet other parents and have children walk or bike together. This month we will have extra fun with staff from TransOptions who will be walking with us! 

Netcong Elementary students who walk or bike to school will receive a backpack charm. Charms will be handed out in front of the school by the flag pole before the 8:15 am bell.


Our Goal: No cars at drop-off! Don't forget to thank your Crossing Guards.



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

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.



Celebrate with students all over New Jersey by walking and bicycling to school! 
Watch this video. 


Walking To School In Newton: A Community Experience





September Walk and Roll Club

The Netcong Walk & Roll Club is back for another year of physically active fun!



Join us on 
Friday, September 22nd
for our
Walk and Roll Club
and put your
Best Foot Forward in the New School Year

Join the monthly Walk and Roll Fridays by walking or cycling to school. 

Netcong Elementary students who walk or bike to school will receive a backpack charm. Charms will be handed out in front of the school by the flag pole before the 8:15 am bell.

What is the Walk and Roll Club?
On Walk and Roll Fridays, 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


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

Students can walk from home or join our walking bus which leaves from the Netcong Train Station at 8:00 am. The walking bus is a great way to meet other parents and have children walk or bike together. 

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. 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 




June Walk and Roll Club Put Your Best Foot Forward



Put Your Best Foot Forward 
and join our
Walk & Roll Club 
on
Friday June 9th




Putting your best foot forward includes striving to be your best and live a healthy, active life. Walking or bicycling instead of driving is not only good exercise, but helps the environment and starts the day off right. 

Help us celebrate all of the walk and roll stars in our neighborhood by walking or bicycling to school and saying thanks to our crossing guards who help keep us safe everyday!

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. 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 throughout the year!

Remember to join us for the bike rodeo after school on Mon June 12th 



May Walk & Roll Club - Roll into Summer

Roll into Summer on 
Friday May 19, 2017
by joining our Walk & Roll to School Club
May is New Jersey Bike and Walk to School Month! Bike or walk on your own or meet us at the Netcong Train Station at 7:55 am to join our walking bus. All students who walk or bike to school receive a special backpack charm.

Bike racks are located in the parking lot at the back of the school. Wear a helmet, bring a lock, follow the rules of the road and come around to the front of the school to pick up a backpack charm.

What is the Walk and Roll Club?


On Walk and Roll Fridays, 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
    Attention parents and students, our crossing guards are there to help you. All students must cross the street at the crosswalk where there is a crossing guard on duty. 
    Crossing between parked cars is dangerous, don't do it. 

    Netcong Bike Rodeo - Monday June 12

    Join us for the 

    Netcong Bike Rodeo!

    When: Monday, June 12th 

    Time: 2:50-5:30 pm

    Location: Back lot of Netcong Elementary School

    Who: Netcong students of 
    all ages welcome!



    What is a bike rodeo? A bike rodeo helps teach students the importance of riding a bicycle safely.

    What to doBring your child's bike and helmet. Ride with your child to school, drop off bikes and helmets in the bike rack behind the school or join us in the back parking lot after school with your child's bike and helmet. 

    Bicycle racks are located in the back parking lot next to the BOE building. 

    Please be sure to lock your bike! Your child will not need to stay for the entire time. Come and go at any time during the event. Free helmets will be available on a limited basis. 

    Any child without a proper helmet or working bicycle will not be allowed to participate in the on-bike riding skills.

    Complete All Safety Stations:
    Helmet Check: SafeKids will inspect helmets. Free helmets will be available on a limited basis.
    Tire Station: Tire safety and air fill.
    Bike Inspection: A mechanic from Marty's Reliable Cycles will be on hand to inspect all bikes.
    Rules of the Road: TransOptions staff will demonstrate and test students on bike skills including on-road and off-road safety simulations.





    April Walk and Roll Club


    Join us on 
    Friday, April 28th
    for the
    Every Step Counts 
    Walk and Roll!

    Make Earth Day everyday by by walking and biking instead of driving to school.

    Every step counts towards reducing negative impacts on our school's air quality.  When we drive we burn fossil fuels that releases gases and chemicals into the air causing air pollution. Air pollution can make asthma symptoms worse and trigger attacks. Studies show the air quality around schools is worse at arrival and dismissal times. 

    Take steps to help protect Netcong students health 
    from air pollution and walk and bike today!


    Walk or bike on your own or meet us at the 
    Netcong Train Station at 7:55 am to join our walking bus.

    Students who walk or bike to school receive a backpack charm. 
    Charms will be handed out in front of the school by the flag pole.

    You did it folks! Your participation in this program helped us win a  Safe Routes to School grant from the state. Let's celebrate our grant award by walking and bicycling to school,
    State Announces Safe Routes to School Grants — Chatham and Netcong Receive Awards