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 


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Netcong Bike Rodeo is Friday May 9th

One of our most fun events of the year is back! 



Join us for the Netcong Bike Rodeo & Safety Inspection Check



When: Friday May 9th (rain date Fri. May 23rd. heavy rain only)
Time: 2:50-5:30 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








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