Pleasanton schools are participating in Walk to School Week through Friday.
The event is sponsored by the City of Pleasanton and the Pleasanton Unified School District, and participating students and their parents are served refreshments 30 minutes before the first bell.
At Alisal Elementary School, administrators and parents handed out fruit, granola bars, milk and hot chocolate. Parents lined up for coffee.
Principal Amy Simione said the idea is to promote healthy living.
On Thursday, Valley View Elementary School will kick off the Walk 'N' Roll program. Throughout the month, families will be encouraged to walk or bike to school, reduce traffic congestion around schools, and engage in a healthy lifestyle.
Participating students will track the days they bike or walk to school and will recieve prizes and giveaways.
Valley View's event will run from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m., and Mayor Jennifer Hosterman and school board Trustee Jim Ott will be there to greet the kids.