NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Iwalk Honors SR2S Co-Founder Deb Hubsmith
Students from around Marin ditched the cars and walked, biked and scooted to school on International Walk to School Day on October 7. This year’s iWalk was dedicated to Deb Hubsmith, the co-founder of SR2S who lost a two-year battle to acute Leukemia on August 18.
Green Ways Poem
by Manor students Sophia Nowlen and Audrey Finch
Here we are, standing here today, and most of us got here in a green way.
We want to thank Deb Hubsmith, for all her hard work, her kind and caring heart has stopped some bad gasses that lurk.
We all love the bike rodeo, it was super fun, and hopefully for Manor school, walk and roll has just begun.
We appreciate our crossing guard, and Mandy for bringing us snacks, sometimes we have big bike parades and still has enough packed.
We hope that green ways spread, from North to South to East to West, and all of us here at Manor School agree… green ways are the best!!!!!!
Over 100 Manor and Cascade Canyon students and their families were escorted to school by the Ross Valley police and fire department on this special iWalk and Roll Day in Fairfax. Chris Coffey and his 12- year-old beagle, Lillie Opal, led the crowd with a picture of Deb on the back of his 3-wheeled bike. Kids were treated to granola parfaits while listening to student poems, a special tribute made by co-founder and friend, Wendi Kallins, to honor Deb’s “dream big” actions. (can you put in some lines of the poem? Can you add a link to the IJ article.) http://www.marinij.com/general-news/20151008/marin-kids-dump-cars-jump-on-buses-and-bikes-walk-to-school
Great Iwalk Video from Kent Middle School Student
Supervisor Kate Sears Joins Iwalk in Tam Valley
“Matt McMahon, Tam Valley parent and Tam Valley Community Service District Director, and I greeted happy Tam Valley Elementary students who had just walked, biked or rolled to school. Here’s a small but significant show of Tam Valley’s “girl power!” Your Safe Routes to School program is getting cars off the road, reducing morning traffic congestion. It’s a fun way to get to school with friends and prime the brain and body for the classroom workout. Be a part of the congestion solution; ask your Safe Routes Team Leaders about ongoing activities and ways to jump into the Safe Routes habit.” Supervisor Kate Sears