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Walk to School Day!

October is Walk and Wheel to School Month across Canada. It’s the perfect opportunity for parents and kids to get outside together and stretch those legs! Walk to school for daily physical activity, a healthier environment, safer streets, making friends and … having fun! Walking is the simplest form of exercise and helps kids get those 60 minutes of daily physical activity they need.
We are excited to announce that Ascension will be taking part in International Walk to School Day next Wednesday October 4th!
Walking to school has many potential benefits, including benefits for your child’s health and well-being (like opportunities to learn and socialize on the way to school, and arriving to school alert and ready to learn), our community (reduced traffic congestion around the school) and the environment, too.
Students and parents can check in at the tent that morning starting at 9:00am. The students can fill out a ballot for a chance to win a prize and celebrate the importance of staying active, even on those brisk days. The classroom with the highest percentage of participants also has a chance to win a class prize.
Walk with your child to school next Wednesday to join in the celebration! If you’re on your way somewhere else and plan on driving to your next destination consider parking or dropping your child off a block or two away from the school to walk the rest of the way in. If you’re not able to join, encourage your child to walk with a friend.

Elementary PrincipalWalk to School Day!