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Photo Gallery: Walk to School Week Continues

Pleasanton schools are participating in healthy week.

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.

William Turner October 07, 2010 at 05:10 PM
Hey I have an idea! Instead of congratulating ourselves over hot chocolate for walking to school one day, we could consolidate all of the car trips to Alisal and other Elementary Schools into specialized bus routes, replacing dozens of trips with a couple every day. We could even paint the buses a special color and give them unique safety privileges to keep the kids safe. Oh wait...
Jim Ott October 07, 2010 at 05:22 PM
Many school districts up and down our state had to give up busses many years ago. The cost to operate, maintain, and insure busses is cost-prohibitive. Districts and school boards and parents determined that the dollars being spent on busses were far better spent in the classroom. Now, with school budgets slashed, don't count on busses coming back anytime soon. In the meantime, encouraging kids to walk or bike is a wonderful way to get to school. It's green and it's healthy.

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