McDole Elementary to celebrate International Walk to School Day

By on October 4, 2012

MONTGOMERY—Kaneland McDole Elementary School in Montgomery will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

Approximately 650 students from Kaneland McDole Elementary School will be walking to school along with parents, teachers and school administrators.

The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with kids, parents and school administrators walking from the corner of Gordon Road and Simpson Parkway. Walkers will arrive at the school at 9 a.m. All of the students will meet at the school and recite the Pledge of Allegiance together.

In 2011, International Walk to School Day was celebrated at more than 4,000 events at schools across the United States, along with children and adults in 40 countries around the world.

Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.

The event is being organized by the Kaneland McDole Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), and the staff at Kaneland McDole Elementary.

For additional local information, contact Robyn Lycan at (630) 701-5412. You can also visit www.walkbiketoschool.org, www.saferoutesinfo.org or www.iwalktoschool.org.