Monthly Archives: September 2011

‘Walk and Roll’ October 5th

JLS Walks & Rolls

For Safer Streets, Healthier Bodies, A Greener Planet

October 5th

On Wednesday October 5th JLS students along with children around the world will choose alternatives to solo driving to school by walking, biking, skating, riding the bus, and carpooling to celebrate International Walk to School Day. JLS will join the fun!

The City of Palo Alto, PAUSD, and the Palo Alto Council of PTAs have formed a Safe Routes to School partnership focused on reducing risk for students on their school commutes and encouraging more families to use alternatives to driving to school more often.

Walking & Biking Is A Healthy Habit

The healthy lifetime habit of getting regular exercise by walking and biking is fun. Also, students who get light exercise on their way to school arrive better prepared to learn. It  also builds community, bringing friends and family together before and after school.

“Safety In Numbers” Works

Drivers are more alert to pedestrians and bicyclists when they are present in numbers.  Children who regularly practice safe street skills in elementary school will have the skills they need when they begin traveling independently in middle school. Also, fewer cars on school routes means less risk for everyone.

A Greener Planet

We all want to reduce the environmental impacts of automobiles.  Many of us can’t do it every day.  If we do it when we can, even once or twice a week, we can make a difference and experience our community in a new way.  Each reduced car trip helps our planet.

Join the fun!  Walk & Roll to school with JLS friends on October 5th!

More Family Fun at Bike Palo Alto! on Sunday, October 9

Bike Palo Alto! is a fun, family friendly event designed to encourage Palo Alto residents to ride their bikes more often for local shopping trips and getting around the city. Three different routes highlight easy ways to get around the city while avoiding traffic and having fun. This free event starts at El Carmelo School (Loma Verde & Bryant), 1 to 4 PM and includes free bike inspections, safety tips and route maps. See for more information or volunteer opportunities.

*Palo Alto Council of PTAs thanks the City of Palo Alto for their support of this event.