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List of Lewis Walk + Bike Volunteer Positions

 Lewis Walk & Bike Program – 2011-2012

Activities & Roles 

Walk + Bike programming is a great way for parents to get involved in hands-on, meaningful ways that kids see. W+B advocates at Lewis Elementary believe that parent involvement is a key ingredient for student success and have developed this extensive list of ways to get involved.  Try out some ideas at your own school or contact Lennie Bjornsen ( for more information.

Monthly Walk & Bike Celebration -1st Thursday mornings

Monday indoor posters [remove Thursday afternoon]

Weekly newsletter ad – publicist 

Wednesday announcement at lunch

Wednesday hall barker reminders

Wednesday yellow sandwich boards

Big wheel sign w/ balloons

W&B banner – hang on brick wall – set up tables

Mapping [free maps] where kids walk or bike from 

Hot chocolate/  juice table

Registration Table: Stickers, pencils, relfectors (joining the “club”); Sign in for raffle prizes at Thursday lunch

Pamphlets available


Celebrity visit – cartoon, fantasy, sports

Dishes & cleanup

Raffle prizes at Lunch

Bike Trains & Walking Busses - weekly

NorthSiders Bike Train

NorthEastSide walking bus

SouthEastSide Walking Bus

SE neighborhoods bike train

SouthSide walking bus up 42nd

SW bike train

Park & Parade!

From Key Bank

Bike Fairy

Intermittent reinforcement and mystery

May Challenge Month

Daily logs via teachers

Post weekly results in Newsletter – website, etc.          

Pledge cards

Celebration at Festival


Walk & Bike Festival

End of school year – last event for W&B Year [just before Labor Day? ]

Celebrate individual and student body accomplishments during Challenge Month

Bike power demonstration – teachers? 

Businesses for donations


“Traffic Tamers” campaign

Gathering feedback from teachers

Discussion with Principal

Teacher orientation, opportunity, supports

Safety education – coord with BTA

Parent outreach & orientation

Safety Classes with 2nd & 5th graders   [BTA & Safe Routes]

Volunteers needed for 5th grade rides – Oct 17 – 28  [periodic afternoons]

2nd grade pedestrian safety classes

Developing bike instruction for younger students / families

Training for “Traffic Tamers”

City of Portland Safe Routes - infastructure


Mapping Safe and Suitable Family & Student routes to Lewis

BTA Walk + Bike liaison


Business & Civic partnerships

Bike shops – Free repair coupons?

Running shoes – discount coupons?

Hardware store coupons?


Lewis W+B e-list