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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
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
Intermittent reinforcement and mystery
May Challenge Month
Daily logs via teachers
Post weekly results in Newsletter – website, etc.
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