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






    March Walk and Roll Club



    Join us on 
    Friday, March 24th 
    for the
    March of the Penguins Walk and Roll!

    There may still be snow on the ground, but Spring is here 
    and the 
    Netcong Walk and Roll Club 
    is back in action!





    It may still be a bit chilly, but don't let that slow you down. Every March, emperor penguins march up to 70 miles on the ice.  However, you don't have to march far to get to school. Walk or bike or march 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.


    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. 

    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. 

    Visit Walk and Roll Events for upcoming monthly events. 

    November Turkey Trot Walk and Roll to School


    Join us on 
    Friday, November 18
    for the
    Turkey Trot Walk & 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. 
    Don't use a car, it's not that far. 

    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 & Roll Club: 20th Anniversary Walk to School Day

    The World is Walking  for 
    International Walk and Bike to School Day 


    Join us on 
    Friday, October 7
    for The World is Walking Walk & Roll Club


    We are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of 
    International Walk to School Day with Mayor Nametko! 

    Join Mayor Joseph Nametko 
    at the Netcong Train Station at 7:45am 
    to walk to school with the mayor  

    Walk on your own or join the mayor at the Netcong Train Station. 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.

    International Walk and Bike to School Day 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!

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



    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.


    October 20th Anniversary Walk to School Day

    The World is Walking  for 
    International Walk and Bike to School Day 


    Join us on 
    Friday, October 7
    for The World is Walking Walk & Roll Club


    We are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of 
    International Walk to School Day with Mayor Nametko! 

    Join Mayor Joseph Nametko 
    at the Netcong Train Station at 7:45am 
    to walk to school with the mayor  

    Walk on your own or join the mayor at the Netcong Train Station. 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.

    International Walk and Bike to School Day 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!

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



    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.