Sonoma County Safe Routes to School Program

Teaching kids hand signals at the Roseland School District Community Bicycle Rodeo - May 2013.
Getting ready to roll at the Miwok Elementary School 4th grade bicycle rodeo.
Aerial view of "Safetyville" course at Miwok Elementary School 4th grade bicycle rodeo.
Miwok Elementary students riding on the "Super Slalom" course where they practice controlling their bicycle, yielding, and using peripheral vision.
Miowk Elementary students getting ready to practice balancing, stopping and starting on the Turtle Race course.
Students at Proctor Terrace Elementary Bicycle Rodeo
Students at Proctor Terrace Elementary Bicycle Rodeo
Student enjoying himself at Proctor Terrace Elementary Bicycle Rodeo
Student giving the "thumbs up" at Proctor Terrace Elementary Bicycle Rodeo

2018 I Love Walk & Roll Essay Art Contest Winners

Congratulations to all the students who won or received honorable mention in our 2018 "I Love Walk & Roll" Essay and Art contest.
 

We received over 125 wonderful entries and choosing the winners was a challenge!  Click on the below links to view or read the winning entries, and all of our honorable mentions as well. 
 

2nd-3rd Grade Art Category
 

Winner: MiaJane Smith, 3rd Grade, Monte Vista Elementary School

Honorable Mentions: 

2nd-3rd Grade Essay Category: 
 

Winner: Lilly Strong, 3rd Grade, Loma Vista Immersion Academy
 

Honorable Mentions: 

4th-5th Grade Art Category:
 

Winner: Serena Karres, 4th Grade, Santa Rosa French-American Charter School

Honorable Mentions: 

4th-5th Grade Essay Category: 
 

Winners:
 

Kamille Singleton, 4th Grade, Binkley Elementary School

Briseida Aguado, 5th Grade, RL Stevens Elementary School

Honorable Mentions: 

6th-8th Grade Art Category: 
 

Winner: Marie Louise-Ting, 6th Grade, Santa Rosa French-American Charter School

Honorable Mention: Maya Nealon, 6th Grade, Loma Vista Immersion Academy
 

6th-8th Grade Essay Category: 
 

Winner: Raymond Wang, 6th Grade, Meadow Elementary School

Honorable Mentions: 

 

 

2018 I Love Walk and Roll to School Essay & Art Contest

CAPTURE IN A 250-350 WORD DESCRIPTIVE OR NARRATIVE ESSAY

WHY YOU (OR OTHERS) LOVE WALKING OR ROLLING TO SCHOOL

 

OR...DRAW A PICTURE THAT ILLUSTRATES ONE OR MORE REASONS WHY WALKING OR ROLLING TO SCHOOL IS FUN, HEALTHY, OR GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

 

 

DOWNLOAD CONTEST FLIER HERE
 

Requirements:
• Essay may be typed or neatly handwritten.
• Essay must have a title
• Picture must be in color 
• Picture must have a caption that describes the reason you drew about
• Label entry with first and last name, grade, teacher, and school name
• Students may submit an essay, a drawing, or one of each! 
 

Essays judged on originality, content, clarity of expression, and creativity.
Art judged on creativity and originality, quality, and overall design.

 

• Each Grand Prize Art Winner will receive a $25.00 gift card for a local Art Supply store
• Each Grand Prize Essay winner will receive a $25.00 gift card for Copperfield’s Book Store
• 20 Honorable Mentions will be listed on the www.sonomasaferoutes.org website and will receive a $5.00 gift card to Jamba Juice
• Reception for Winners and Honorable Mentions in April: Date/Location/Time TBA
 

ONE WINNER IN EACH CATEGORY FOR GRADES 2-3, 4-5, AND 6-8

 

Mail entries to:  Attention SRTS Essay/Art Contest, Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, PO Box 3088, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-3088 (must be received by Friday March 2nd, 2018)
Email entries to:  saferoutes@bikesonoma.org

Safe Routes to School Resource Center

The Sonoma County Safe Routes to School program organizes fun K-8 encouragement and educational activities to get more families safely walking, biking, and using alternative transportation to/from school throughout all areas of Sonoma County. Program offerings can be customized to fit your school's needs and schedule. All program offerings are free or low cost, although some of the popular events have limited availability. Explore this website; our Resource Center of encouragement and education programs - and more - for descriptions, downloadable materials, and information on requesting support at your school. 

This resource center website is your one-stop to learn about upcoming countywide events, download or request materials, get step-by-step instruction on organizing activities, or find out how to connect with other champions and associated agencies. This website is meant to provide all the information and materials to allow parents, teachers, school administrators, and other program "champions" to build and sustain Safe Routes to School in their schools and communities. Explore and get started! 

Register for International Walk & Roll to School Day!

International Walk and Roll to School Day is Wednesday, October 3th 2018

Click HERE to enroll in the Sonoma County Safe Routes to School Program and celebrate International Walk & Roll to School Day (no later than Friday 9/7/18)

Click HERE to report your event participation numbers (no later than Friday 10/04/18)

Click HERE to find out how to sponsor our 2018 event. 

WALK & ROLL TO SCHOOL DAY RESOURCES:

 

  1. Walk and Roll to Days Guidebook:

    The guidebook provides a suggested timeline, tips, and suggestions
    for promoting Walk and Roll Days at your site, including but not limited to International Walk and Roll to School Day. Your event can be as simple as sending home a
    flyer, making announcements, and setting up a welcome table in front of
    the school – or you can take it even further and involve kids in
    promoting the event, other parents, and the community. 

  2. 2017 Customizeable Black & White Flyers: English (.doc) Spanish (.doc)

    Feel free to modify/customize the 2017 flyer for your specific school needs. Created in MS Word for Windows. If you have trouble viewing/modifying this file, email saferoutes@bikesonoma.org 

  3. IWalk/Roll Day 2017 Color Poster (11x17 PDF Eng w/date), (11x17 PDF, Eng/no date), (11x17 PDF Span w/date), (11x17 PDF Span/no date)

    Each site that registered by Friday, September 8th will receive a
    supply of printed (English) posters in mid-September. However, whether or not your
    site registered, you may distribute the attached electronic version of
    the poster electronically, print more copies yourselves, etc. Note: If you are celebrating your event on a date OTHER than October 4th, email saferoutes@bikesonoma.org to request a printed version of the poster where you can fill in your own date.

Donation Letter Template (.doc)

May be used to request donations from local businesses for healthy snacks, beverages, or even additional raffle prizes.
 

K-8 Schools that register before Friday, September 8th will receive a supply of small incentive prizes, stickers, and 11x17 promotional posters. Supplies will be delivered by Friday, September 22nd. If you registered and do not receive your supplies by 9/22, please contact saferoutes@bikesonoma.org.  

 

Apply to bring the SRTS Program to your school for the 2016-17 School Year!

THE SONOMA COUNTY SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM IS ALREADY GEARING UP FOR THE 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR.

 
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BRINGING OUR PROGRAM TO YOUR SCHOOL, PLEASE SUBMIT THIS APPLICATION
 
SRTS Program Schools receive: 

  • Free bicycle & pedestrian safety education services
  • Guidance and support to implement a customized, ongoing Walk & Roll encouragement/education program
  • A supply of reflective, safety-related incentive items to utilize with encouragement activities
  • Opportunities to advance knowledge and connect with others who are passionate about active transportation, health, and the environment.  

Applications are due by Friday, May 20th, 2016. 

The information collected in this form will be used to determine the most effective implementation of our program; no particular answer rules you in or out of the program and each application will be evaluated on its own merits.

APPLY & BE A CHAMPION:

Safe Routes to School wouldn't be possible without our dedicated and enthusiastic Champions at each school. Champions come in all forms. Some are parents, teachers, and some are administrators. The role of a SRTS Champion is to be the school liaison for the program. Each school has a site coordinator that Champions work with.

Each school's needs are different, so our program works to customize our program components to meet the needs of each school community. The responsibility of the Champions can be set flexibly to meet your school's needs and your Champion's time committment.

WHAT IT TAKES:

School Champions:

  • Work with SRTS staff to encourage & implement fun programs to get students excited to try walking &/or bicycling to school, such as regular walk/roll days, contests, and other creative activities that inspire families to get active.
  • Schedule and/or support education programs provided by SRTS staff; such as on-bicycle education, bike/pedestrian safety classroom lessons or assemblies, and/or Bike or Green Clubs.
  • Attend bi-annual "Champion Celebrations" to stay up to date on Safe Routes and connect with other Champions.
  • Help coordinate & promote parent workshops or outreach at events (provided by SRTS staff) on topics like street safety, stranger safety, or walking school buses.
     

QUESTIONS?
 

Contact Tina Panza at tinap@bikesonoma.org

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