Sunday, April 13, 2014

April Spare the Air Walk and Roll Club

Ahem . . . cough, cough . . .
Do you love your lungs?
Yes? 

Then join us for Walk and Roll 
for Cleaner Air on Wednesday April 16th





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

Monday, March 24, 2014

Netcong Walk and Roll to School Club is back in action!

Spring is here! It's time to get outside and enjoy the new season by walking or riding a bike to school.


Join the Shamrock Shuffle 
Walk and Roll to School on


Wednesday March 26th


Be green and save green by walking or bicycling to school instead of driving.




It may still be a bit chilly, but don't let that slow you down. 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 to school receive a lucky backpack charm. 
Stop by the front of the school to pick up your charm. 



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
    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. 

    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 


    Monday, January 20, 2014

    Netcong Walk and Roll Club Update

    Happy 2014!

    We'll be kicking off a new year of Walk and Roll to school events including the Pedal Power Bike Rodeo.
    See you soon!

    Shamrock Shuffle
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    Spare the Air Walk & Roll
    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 

    Pedal Power Bike Rodeo
    Friday May 9, 2014
     2:50 – 5:30 pm
    Rain date: Friday May 23

    Save the Endangered Stinky Sneaker
    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    Walk & Roll Stars
    Wednesday, June 16, 2014


    Tuesday, December 10, 2013

    December Walk and Roll Cancelled

    Due to icy conditions, the 
    Winter Wonderland Walk 
    for Wednesday December 11th 
    is cancelled.

    The next Walk and Roll is 
    Wednesday March 26, 2014.
    See you in the spring!


    Friday, December 6, 2013

    Walking in a Winter Wonderland Walk and Roll Club


    Join us for our 
    Winter Wonderland 
    Walk and Roll to School
    on 
    Wednesday, Dec. 11th
    and walk or bike to school instead of driving. 

    The holidays are here and we're humming cheerful tunes in preparation for the school concert. Join us to celebrate a winter wonderland by walking to school the morning of our school holiday concert. 





    Don't let the cold weather slow you down, dress warm and 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 to school receive a special backpack charm. 
    Stop by the front of the school to pick up your charm. 

    As the days get frosty remember a wise Norwegian saying, 
    "There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing."

    Now everyone sing along . . .

    School bell rings, are you listening?
    On the way to school, sidewalks are glistening.
    A healthy and fun way, we’re happy today.
    Walking to school in a winter wonderland. 






    Sunday, November 17, 2013

    November Turkey Trot Walk and Roll Club



    Thanksgiving is soon. Don’t be a turkey, join the walk & roll club on Wednesday, November 20th and walk or bike to school instead of driving.  

    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 to school receive a special backpack charm.

    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

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013

    October Walk and Roll Club and Walk-a-thon

    Join us Wednesday October 9th 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 8:25 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!



    Students can walk from home or join one of two walking buses anywhere along a designated route. See the walking school bus map

    Meet at the Netcong Train Station or DiRenzo Park at 8:00am and join your friends to walk together. If you drive, you can take advantage of either of these two sites as a remote drop-off location. Meet other parents at the start points and children can walk together.

    New, smooth sidewalks are in place and our crossing guards are available every day. 

    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. 

    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. 

    All funds raised will help Netcong PTA provide many exciting educational, enrichment and cultural programs, events and activities for our children.

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


    October is International Walk to School Month. 

    Celebrate everyday by walking or bicycling to school!