Traverse City Walks To School Day nears: Let’s Walk, TC

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Traverse City Walks To School Day, a community-wide, multi-school celebration of National Walk To School Day is next Wednesday, October 5th.

500+ students from across Traverse City walked to school last year. Can we double that in 2016? Yes, yes we can!

We will also be crowning The Most Walk-tastic Traverse City School! That’s a big, big deal. Eastern “won” last year. Can the Stars repeat? Help your school that the 2016 title by committing here:

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For those kids too young to walk on their own, Norte! will be transforming our community-wide network of bike trains into “walking school buses” for the day to connect our neighborhoods to our neighborhood elementary schools:

2016 Walking School Bus Schedule

Glenn Loomis’ “buses”:
  • In the alley between 5th and 6th Street behind Mrs. Walter’s and Mrs. Arnold’s house (612 6th Street): Meet at 7:30, walking at 7:40. Bus driver: Ashlea Walter.
  • 9th/Wadsworth: Redeemer Presbyterian Church: Meet at 7:40, walking at 7:50. Bus driver: Judy Arnold.
  • 10th/Lake: Oryana: Meet at 7:35, walking at 7:45. Bus driver: Kaitlyn Burns
  • Division/14th: Tom’s: Meet at 7:40, walking at 7:50. Bus driver: Miranda Grant.
Traverse Heights’ “buses”:
  • Arbutus Court Park (map HERE) : Meet at 8:00, walking at 8:10. Bus driver: Stephanie and Josh Wilson.
  • Jupiter Park: Boyd at Rose Street: Meet at 8:00, walking at 8:10. Bus driver: Gary Howe
Eastern’s “buses”:
  • Civic Center: Front of Howe arena: Meet at 8:20, walking at 8:30. Bus driver: Ty Schmidt
  • Clancy Park: Meet at 8:25, walking at 8:35. Bus driver: Rebecca Sketch.
  • Corner of Highland/Cherry Lane: Mrs. Stahl’s house: at 8:25, walking at 8:35. Bus driver: Nikki Stahl
  • East Bay Park: Meet at 8:20, walking at 8:30. Bus driver: TBD
  • TC Water Treatment Plant: 2010 Eastern Ave (Map HERE): Meet at 8:25, walking at 8:35. Bus driver: Kara Madion.
Central Grade‘s “buses”:
  • Thirlby Stadium: 13th and Pine: Meet at 7:30, walking at 7:40. Bus driver: Jodi Jocks.
  •  Oryana: 10th/Lake: Meet at 7:30, walking at 7:40. Bus driver: TBD
  • Open Space: Parkway and Union: Meet at 7:30, walking at 7:40. Bus driver: Carrie Smith.

Westwoods “bus”:

  • Principal Tiesworth’s house – 1122 Fisher Road. Meet at 8:15, walking at 8:25. Bus driver: Principal Tiesworth.
Willow Hill’s “bus”:
  •  Darrow Park: Meet at 8:15, walking at 8:20. Principal Sides-Mackay.

Thank you, Sponsors!

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Thank you, Community Partners!

 

We are looking for extra volunteers to help keep the kids safe, count walkers at school and hand out highfives. Please sign up HERE.

Email questions to hello@elgruponorte.org.

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