Walk and Bike to School Day: This Thursday, May 5

The Newton Safe Routes to School Task Force is sponsoring a Walk and Bike to School day on Thursday, May 5. Newton students will be joining children all across the Commonwealth who will be walking and biking to school, celebrating their livable communities. This active commute is good for the environment, makes students healthier, and gives them more time to be with friends. The exercise also helps charge their brains and bodies for a good day of learning. The task force also applauds “the bus heroes” who are not able to walk or bike but instead take the bus helping to reduce vehicle traffic around the schools. We encourage students on the bus to thank their bus drivers and the crossing guards who make their safe commutes possible. Handmade cards or even an extra big thank-you to the drivers would be greatly appreciated. For more information, visit us on Facebook at Newton Safe Routes to School.