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Saint Peter Area Schools to celebrate
National Walk / Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Saint Peter, Minnesota – Saint Peter Public Schools in Saint Peter, Minnesota will join schools from around the country to celebrate National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

Approximately 500 students will be riding or walking to school on Wednesday along with parents, teachers and community leaders.

The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. with kids, parents and community leaders riding to their respective school buildings. Bicyclists and walkers will arrive at the school at the normal start to the school day.

Walk/Bike to School Day encourages a nationwide bike-focused celebration for students in the month of May and builds on the popularity and success of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October.

Walk/bike to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for bicycling and walking and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.

The event is being organized by School Resource Officer, Jonathan Hughes and the administrative teams at Saint Peter Public Schools. This activity is to promote healthier habits, safer streets and a cleaner environment.

For additional local information, please contact Officer Hughes at 507-934-4210 ext. 5101 (Office) or
email: jhughes3@stpeterschools.org

For additional information, please visit these websites:
Walk and Bike to School Day www.walkbiketoschool.org
National Center for Safe Routes to School www.saferoutesinfo.org

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About National Bike to School Day

National Bike to School Day, coordinated by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, provides an opportunity for communities across the country to join together to bicycle to school on the same day. The event builds on the excitement surrounding National Bike Month, led by the League of American Bicyclists each May, as well as the popularity of Walk to School Day, coordinated by the National Center for Safe Routes to School every October.

National Bike to School Day is based on the Walk to School Day model. Walk to School Day was founded in 1997 as a way to bring community leaders and children together to build awareness for communities to be more walkable. The one-day event has now grown to a month-long celebration with students and parents from more than 4,000 U.S. schools joining millions of Walk to School Day and Month participants worldwide. The reasons for walking have grown just as quickly as the event itself. For more information on bike and walk-to-school activities in the United States, visit www.walkbiketoschool.org.

About the National Center for Safe Routes to School

Established in May 2006, the National Center for Safe Routes to School assists states and communities in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bicycle to school. The National Center serves as the information clearinghouse for the federal Safe Routes to School program with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. Part of the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, the National Center also provides technical support and resources and coordinates online registration efforts for U.S. Walk to School Day, and facilitates worldwide promotion and participation. For more information, visit www.saferoutesinfo.org.

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Kurt Hildebrandt

Saint Peter Community & Family Education has updated its current brochure for Summer 2021, which includes programs being offered by Community Education as well as St. Peter Summer Recreation. Click HERE to see the 2021 Summer brochure. 

 

Update on Early Childhood Family Education classes for fall 2020
Kurt Hildebrandt

Saint Peter Early Childhood Family Education staff members are making plans for the Fall 2020 ECFE class offerings. Please watch your mail and District Highlights Newspaper for more information on those fall class offerings.

The ECFE program offers eight classes for children ages birth to pre-kindergarten and their families.  Classes are held once per week for 1-1.5 hours per class and are held both during the day and evening to meet the schedules of busy families. In the separating classes, parents attend the classes with their child, spend the first half of the session interacting and playing with their child, then break off for parenting time with a licensed parent educator.