Sonoma County Safe Routes to School Program

Walk & Roll for Our Hearts Month - February
Caminar Y Rodar por Nuestros Corazones! febrero
El Mes a (La Escuela) Donde Sea! Bien Por Ti, Bueno Para Tierra!
Walk & Roll to (School)...ANYWHERE! It's Good for You and the Earth!

February Walk and Roll for Our HeARTS Challenge

 



 
 

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING WALK & ROLL FOR OUR HeARTS MONTH THIS FEBRUARY!   
 

This February, we challenge you to walk & roll to school, explore your neighborhoods, and stretch your artistic muscles by drawing about what you LOVE about Walking & Rolling, for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to a local Art Supply store and/or be featured in a printed "Walk & Roll for Our HeARTS" calendar!   Thank you to Kaiser Permanente Northern California for sponsoring our February Challenge! 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN WALK & ROLL FOR OUR HeARTS MONTH

 
1.   Participate in your school's Walk & Roll to School Day and/or walk to/from school or anywhere whenever you can! 
 
2.  DRAW A PICTURE DEMONSTRATING WHY YOU LOVE WALKING AND/OR ROLLING. Your picture should illustrate why or how it is fun and/or healthy for our hearts, minds and bodies.

3.  Then, submit your drawing to SRTS for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to a local art supply store, and/or be featured in a "Walk & Roll for our HeARTS" printed wall calendar. 
 

WALK & ROLL FOR OUR HeARTS CONTEST INSTRUCTIONS: 
 

Download Contest Flyer & Instructions in English PDF &/or Spanish PDF; English JPEG  Spanish JPEG)

  • Put your best effort into an original picture illustrating why walking and/or rolling is fun and/or healthy for our hearts, minds and bodies. 
  • Artwork must be 8.5"x11", and must be landscape orientation
  • All mediums are welcome: drawing, painting, mixed media, digital illustration, etc. If utilizing mixed media/collage elements, no more than 20% of collage materials may be from newspapers, magazines, books or other materials pre-printed with text or designs (such as scrapbook paper)
  • Submit a high-resolution, scanned copy in JPG or PDF format to saferoutes@bikesonoma.org OR mail to Safe Routes to School, Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, PO Box 3088, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-3088
  • Include your name, school name, grade level, and homeroom teacher, and a way to contact you (phone or email) 
  • Artwork will be judged on the following criteria: creativity and originality, clarity of art's message to communicating the theme, quality and effort put into illustration, and representation of diversity and inclusivity. 
  • All entries must be received by Friday March 1, 2024
     

ALL February Challenge Submissions will be entered into a drawing for a $25.00 Art Supply Store gift card.  Select submissions will be chosen to be featured in our Walk & Roll for Our HeARTS Printed Wall Calendar. Wall Calendars will be given to the winning students, the teacher of the winning students, and the principal of the winning students.  Questions? Email Safe Routes to School

PROMOTIONAL RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS/TEACHERS: 
 

Sonoma County Bike to School Day!


 
 

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING NATIONAL (AND SONOMA COUNTY) BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY THIS MAY!  
 

Beautiful spring days are the perfect time to strap on your helmets, hop on your bikes, and pedal away in celebration of the joy and independence of bicycling! Celebrate National Bike Month by participating in Bike to School Day on Wednesday May 8th (or the date your school is holding their event)!  Participating Schools will be giving prizes to kids who bike, walk, scooter, skate, or utilize any form of active transportation to school on their event day!  
 

HOW CAN MY SCHOOL PARTICIPATE IN BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY THIS MAY? 
 

Registration for Sonoma County's event is open until Wednesday, April 10th, 2024.  Registered schools receive posters, promotional prizes, and are included on the list of schools sent to partners in law enforcement, the media, etc.   
 
REGISTER FOR BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY HERE

 
JOIN US FOR OUR PRE-BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY "HOW TO START A BIKE TRAIN" WEBINAR ON MARCH 13th from 6:30-7:30pm  Register Here  Share English/Spanish PDF Flyer  English JPEG Flyer  Spanish JPEG Flyer
 
Check with your school to find out if they are holding an event on May 8th or on an alternative date in May. Even if your school is not holding a celebratory "event", we encourage you to try bicycling to school or anywhere this May!  

Questions?  Email Safe Routes to School
 

PROMOTIONAL RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS/TEACHERS (Coming Soon):
 

  • Bike to School Day Video "Commercial" (coming soon)
  • Bike to School Day/Walk & Roll 11"x17" poster - 5/8 DATED VERSION (English PDF 5/8 date) (Spanish PDF 5/8 date)  (English JPEG 5/8 date) (Spanish JPEG 5/8 date)
  • Bike to School Day/Walk & Roll 11"x17" poster - UNDATED VERSION (English PDF blank date) (Spanish PDF blank date) (English JPEG blank date) (Spanish JPEG blank date)
  • Bike to School Day/Walk & Roll Full Page Flyer - 5/8 DATED VERSION (8.5"x11") (English PDF 5/8 date) (Spanish PDF 5/8 date)  (English JPEG 5/8 date) (Spanish JPEG 5/8 date)
  • Bike to School Day/Walk & Roll Full Page Flyer - UNDATED VERSION (8.5"x11")  (English PDF blank date)  (Spanish PDF blank date) (English JPEG blank date) (Spanish JPEG blank date)
  • Bike to School Day Event Reminder Image (square) (English PDF modifiable date) (Spanish PDF modifiable date) (English JPEG for 5/8) (Spanish JPEG for 5/8)
  • May Walk/Roll & Bike to School Day Instagrammable Infographic (square)  (English JPEG)  (Spanish JPEG)
  • Bike to School Bike Safety Quick Tips Infographic (square) (English JPEG) (Spanish JPEG)
  • Bike to School Day Facebook Event or Website Header (rectangle)  (English JPEG)  (Spanish JPEG)
  • Bike to School Day Banner (long, narrow rectangle)  (English JPEG)  (Spanish JPEG) 

 
 

March of the Penguins Challenge



 
 

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING MARCH OF THE PENGUINS MONTH THIS MARCH!   
 

This March, we challenge you to get outside and march with the penguins! Walk or Roll to School (or anywhere) on as many days as you can during the month of March, and track "penguin" miles while learning about penguins or California/western birds. Can you make it to Antarctica? How about to and from?  You can earn penguin miles for every mile walked, by observing california birds, or by reading books or watching documentaries about penguins OR California/western birds! Find out your mileage by using Google maps or asking an adult. Your submitted March of the Penguins tracking sheet is an entry for a drawing for a fabulous pair of binoculars! 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN MARCH OF THE PENGUINS MONTH  
 

1. Participate in your school's Walk & Roll to School Day and/or walk, scooter, skate, or bike to/from school or anywhere whenever you can! 

 

2. Complete and submit our MARCH OF THE PENGUINS TRACKING SHEET for a chance to win a pair of binoculars! 
 

MARCH OF THE PENGUINS TRACKING SHEET INSTRUCTIONS: 
 

  • Download the March of the Penguins Tracking Sheet:  English PDF   Spanish PDF   English JPEG  Spanish JPEG
  • Walk, bike, scoot or skate on as many days as you are able to during the month of March - every mile you walk earns 200 "penguin miles"
  • Observe & record information about California birds - every observation earns 100 penguin miles
  • Read a book or watch a documentary about California/western birds OR about Penguins - each book or documentary earns 100 penguin miles
  • Submit to Safe Routes to School (may be submitted via email or the mail), must be received by Monday, April 1st
     

ALL March Challenge submissions will be entered into a drawing for a fabulous pair of binoculars! Winners will be announced in April and Sneakers will be delivered directly to winners.

Questions?  Email Safe Routes to School
 

PROMOTIONAL RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS/TEACHERS:  


 

  

Idle-Free Sonoma County

 

JOIN US IN PLEDGING TO BE IDLE-FREE!   
 

We challenge you to be Idle-Free with Safe Routes to Schools! That means, turn off your car engine when waiting more than 30-seconds. Idle Free Promotional Materials may be utilized by any school at any time of year.  

HOW TO PROMOTE AN IDLE-FREE MONTH:   
 

  • Get educated about the benefits of turning off your engine when waiting more than 30-seconds!  
  • Complete our Idle Free Coloring Page (English PDF Spanish PDF  English JPEG  Spanish JPEG
  • Consider creating an Idle Free Pledge that parents can sign, using Google Forms, with an incentive for them to fill out the pledge. See sample Idle-Free Bay Sonoma County Pledge (English) or Spanish (Note: Please do not share the links to these sample pledges, they are no longer being monitored)

Questions? Email Safe Routes to School.   
 

PROMOTIONAL RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS/TEACHERS: 
 

 

Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day - November

 

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING RUBY BRIDGES WALK TO SCHOOL MONTH THIS NOVEMBER!
 

Six year old Ruby Bridges stepped into the history books in 1960 when she integrated William Franz Elementary School in New Orleans, becoming a national icon for the civil rights movement. Today, her story continues to inspire the next generation of leaders to end racism together, one step at a time. Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day started with a group of AAA School Safety Patrollers from Martin Elementary in South San Francisco. Nearly 60 years later, when they heard about Ruby's courage and bravery for the first time, they thought there should be a day to commemorate the movement she started. These students took their idea to the state legislature, and today Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day will be recognized by the State of California on November 14th of each year. Now, schools across California and the United States continue to honor Ruby's legacy in their own way, including by Celebrating Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day durinig the month of November.  Whether Sonoma County schools celebrate on November 14th or another date in November, Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day commemorates her historic steps and continues the movement to end racism and unify our communities. 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN RUBY BRIDGES WALK TO SCHOOL MONTH:
 

1.  PRINCIPALS/SRTS CHAMPIONS: REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL WITH AAA/THE RUBY BRIDGES FOUNDATION  
 

Registered schools will be counted as part of the movement. And, while supplies last, receive free "swag" from AAA - posters, pins, banners, and more - to help make your Ruby Bridges Day a success.  If your site registered too late to receive "swag" from AAA, please contact us - we can provide Ruby Bridges stickers to an registered site. 
 

2.  TEACHERS, PARENTS OR STUDENTS:  Visit our RUBY BRIDGES WALK TO SCHOOL DAY WEBSITE for resources for teaching and/or learning about Ruby Bridges.  Also, check out the Ruby Bridges Foundation's Event Resource Guide or Day of Dialogue Teacher's Project Guide
 

3.  STUDENTS: COMPLETE AND SUBMIT OUR RUBY BRIDGES WALK TO SCHOOL DAY BINGO (by Monday 12/4/23) FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A $25.00 GIFT CARD TO A LOCALLY OWNED BIPOC BUSINESS
 

  • Download the Ruby Briges Walk to School Day BINGO:  English PDF   Spanish PDF  English JPEG  Spanish JPEG
  • Submit to Safe Routes to School (may be submitted via email or the mail), postmarked by Monday 12/4/23
  • ALL November Challenge submissions will be entered into a drawing for a $25.00 gift card to a locally owned BIPOC Business of the winners choice
  • Winners will be announced in December. 


Questions?  Email Safe Routes to School
 

PROMOTIONAL RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS/TEACHERS:
 


 

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