NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Polar Bear Sighting in Marin
Safe Routes to Schools has a new family member covered in white fur from head to toe: A POLAR BEAR! A new 10-minute assembly is now being offered to all elementary schools as a way to motivate students to use their feet to get to school. The skit was successfully launched this month at Sun Valley Elementary where the Polar Bear elicited laughter and applause as he biked and danced on stage. The short skit narrated by Safe Routes' Laura Kelly highlighted the core benefits of walking and biking with help from student volunteers. The skit ended with the announcement that the Polar Bear would return to Sun Valley School the following week to meet at a local market with the Principal, as a way to bring families together and have fun walking to school. Look out for the Safe Routes' polar bear at a school near you, or contact Safe Routes to schedule an appearance!
Biking in Foul Weather
As the season grows colder and wetter; it doesn't necessarily need to be less active. We're blessed with California weather which means there will still be sunny days, and even though the temperature is a little nippy, that doesn't mean the kids have to stay indoors.
Tips for cold days
- Wear full-fingered gloves
- Hats, hoods, headbands to cover the neck and ears (under the helmet too)
- Dress in layers; you warm up quickly
- Wear a wind-proof jacket
Tips for rainy days
- Wear bright colors
- Walk with school logo umbrellas
- Make sure your child has waterproof rain gear
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