South St. Paul Schools to celebrate National Walk and Bike to School Day

All South St. Paul Public Schools will join schools from around the United States to celebrate National Walk and Bike to School Day on May 8.

Approximately 3,700 students from Lincoln Center Elementary, Kaposia Education Center, South St Paul Secondary and Community Learning Center will be walking to school along with parents, teachers and community leaders. 

The event will begin early Wednesday morning as school buses and parents stop to drop kids off a few blocks from their school at places such as Veterans Field and Concordia Lutheran Church. Kids will be met by parents, teachers and community leaders at their drop-off location and walk the remaining distance to school. Sir Loin, the school mascot and South St Paul Police Officers may also join them. Other special activities associated with the walk include some kids carrying posters, pinwheels, receiving stickers and water bottles. 

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 South St Paul Safe Routes to School Champions, Dakota County Public Health, and the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota along with support from the South St. Paul Police Department and South St. Paul Office of Community Affairs.

For additional local information, please contact Dr. Dave Webb at 651-457-9465.

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