Tuesday, June 9, 2015

June Walk and Roll Stars

Do you want to be a walk and roll star? 


 Join the walk and roll club on 
Wednesday June 10th

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 group walking from the Train Station or DiRenzo Park. Walking buses are informal groups that leave at 8 am. See "Walking School Bus" tab above for the route map.

Step 3: Enjoy the outdoors, have fun 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 11, 2015

May Walk and Roll: Save the Stinky Sneakers


Did you know Stinky Sneakers are endangered?

Join the 
Stinky Sneaker Walk and Roll to School on
Wednesday May 13th



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.

The benefits of walking and bicycling to school are abundantly clear!  Go outside to get some exercise and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. 

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


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Netcong Bike Rodeo



Join us for the Netcong Bike Rodeo 


When: Friday, April 24th 

Time: 3:00-5:30 pm

Location: Back lot of Netcong Elementary School

Who: 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 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.

We are thrilled that this event is being sponsored by the Netcong PTA, Netcong Police Department and




Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April is NJ Walk & Bike Month

April is New Jersey Walk and Bike to School Month and Netcong is celebrating in two ways

Join us Wednesday April 22nd for the 
Every Step Counts Walk and Roll Club 
and Walk-a-thon!

How to participate in 5 easy steps:

1. Collect pledges on the forms that were sent home. Get sponsored per lap (for example, 50¢ per lap x 20 laps = $10.00 pledge) or a flat rate pledge (for example, $15, $20, etc.) 

2. Bring your pledge form to school. The walk-a-thon will take place during the school day. 


3. Earn
 5 additional laps toward your total by walking to school on Wednesday morning. 

4. Pick up an “I walked to school today” sticker before the 8:20 am bell. Stickers must be collected in the front of the school at the table by the flagpole in order to count the extra laps.


5. Wear sneakers and have fun!

Join us for the Netcong Bike Rodeo 
& Safety Inspection



When: Friday April 24th (rain date Fri. May 1st. heavy rain only)
Time: 3:00-5:30 pm
Location: Back lot of Netcong Elementary School
Who: 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 do: Bring your child's bike and helmet. Ride with your child to school, drop off bikes and helmets in the bike rack 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.

We are thrilled that this event is being sponsored by the Netcong PTA, Netcong Police Department and





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