WRIGHTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
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Friday, Sept. 4, 2015
WALKING SCHOOL BUS IS COMING BACK!
We are excited to announce that the Walking School Bus is returning to Wrightwood Elementary School, and it's going to be even better than ever! One Town is a local, non-profit sponsor that has committed to funding the program, including giving every student who participates $1 for every day they join the WSB! With 180 days in a school year, students have the opportunity to earn a scholarship from One Town for hundreds of dollars when they leave Wrightwood Elementary. And they'll be able to claim on college and job applications that they are the recipient of this unique scholarship.
The Walking School Bus includes four routes to school, two from the east and two from the west. At least two adults lead the trail, and they make "stops" along the way to pick up kids. The benefits of the Walking School Bus are many - exercise, safety, fresh mountain air, camaraderie, parent and community involvement, less traffic around the school. And they all help a child have a positive start to their school day. It's great for everyone!
The Walking School Bus is such a great opportunity, but it cannot happen without volunteers to help lead the routes. Please consider committing to a day or two or five a week, so we can offer this amazing program and help kids start earning scholarship money toward college! Paperwork will be coming home on Tuesday, Sept. 8, and I hope we'll get lots of parents willing to make the Walking School Bus a reality!
Important Events Coming Soon
Sept. 17 Minimum day - K attends 8:05-11:25; 1st-5th attend 8:05-12:45
Sept. 30 Student of the Month Assembly (by invitation) - 1st-3rd at 1:00; grades 4th/5th at 2:00
Oct. 17 Frightwood 5K, 10K of Terror, and Mini-Monster Mile - registration at 3:00 on upper field
Oct. 24 PTG Halloween Carnival, 1:00-5:00