Vermont Intergenerational Walk and Roll to School Day is May 1st!
Mark your calendars for Vermont's second annual Walk and Roll to School Day!! This year VT SRTS is partnering up with VTAHPERD and AARP to include walkers of all ages! Please help us keep up with all of the exciting activities across the state and gain access to incentive items by registering your school's event here: http://walkandrollvt2013.eventbrite.com/
To access downloadable materials including flyers, banners, participation certificates, and event guides visit our events page: http://saferoutes.vermont.gov/events
Vermont Safe Routes to School Poster-Calendar Contest Winners
We are so excited to be able to feature the artwork of these 12 students in the Vermont Safe Routes to School Calendar!
Cover winner! Dominic Dahlen, CP Smith Elementary, grade 3
Runner-Up! Emma Luikart, Poultney Elementary School, grade 3
Runner-up! Levi Smith, Fayston Elementary School, grade 4
On Our Way! Vermont Safe Routes to Schools Annual Meeting
March 27, 2013
Three Stallion Inn
Please join us for a day to celebrate inspiring walking and biking programs, share strategies with peers, gain insights from experts on teaching the Walk Smart/Bike Smart curriculum, and meet colleagues from around Vermont. All partners, champions, friends, parents, and anyone interested in learning more about Safe Routes to Schools are encouraged to attend this free event.
Follow Our Lead
Join a moderated discussion with partners who have developed
a variety of successful programs and committees
Talk the Walk
Discuss individual challenges and strategies
in small group interactive sessions
Awards Ceremony Luncheon
We will celebrate the successes of five
outstanding programs and partners
Give it Some Elbow Grease
Attend a Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Education training session
by the Center for Health and Learning. Ready to take your bicycle safety fairs to the next step? Learn how to implement a bicycle field trip with the Bike Smart On Bike! Curriculum.
Participate in raffles for a chance to win SRTS gear for your school!
Receive the new VT SRTS Tool Kit; a take-home resource.
All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Coffee and a catered lunch will be provided.
Contact Abby Mattera at (802) 598-8651 or email@example.com
Announcing the Vermont Safe Routes to School Poster Contest!!
In celebration of our second annual Vermont Walk and Roll to School Day on May 1, 2013, the Vermont Safe Routes to School Resource Center is hosting a poster contest!
Students in grades K-8 are invited to participate in the “Safe Routes to School” poster contest. This poster should creatively illustrate a student’s favorite walking and biking theme including
Schools can submit up to three posters from your school that best reflects this theme. The top posters from those entered will be featured in a Vermont Safe Routes to School Calendar or other item to be determined.
Interested in receiving FREE assistance to create/update your School Travel Plan?
Would you like to have hands-on School Travel Plan assistance offered by the VT SRTS Resource Center?
A School Travel Plan is a written document that outlines a school community's intentions of making travel to and from school more sustainable and safe. The plan is completed through a team-based process and will be the school community's guiding document for putting a successful Safe Routes to School program in action.
Benefits of creating a school travel plan include:
- School Wellness Policy fulfillment by planning for increased student physical activity
- A prioritized set of needs and targeted resources
- Continuity of actions when leadership and participation levels change
- Creation of new partnerships between school, families, local officials, transportation professionals, police, health advocates and the community at large
- A mechanism for securing funds for projects and programs
- A plan for evaluation that tracks progress and outcome
- Greater community awareness and involvement around travel issues
By engaging in the School Travel Plan process, a community commits to the vision of a better place for its children and, ultimately, all of its residents.
To view completed School Travel Plans visit: http://saferoutes.vermont.gov/resources/travel_plans
Safe Routes to School National Course to be held in Troy, Vermont!
FREE Safe Routes to School National Course, November 14, 10-3:30pm. Held at the Rand Memorial Library on 160 Railroad Street in Troy, VT.
International Walk to School Day is October 3rd!
Way To Go School Carbon Cup Award Winner
WAY TO GO Moretown Elementary School!
The Vermont Safe Routes to School Resource Center partnered with Way to Go! Vermont to encourage more schools than ever to participate in the May 14-18 Way to Go! Commuter Challenge.
The school with the greatest percentage increase of student who arrived by a 'green' form of transportation will be the crowned Carbon Cup Champion for the 2011/2012 school year!
This year's winner is Moretown Elementary! During their Way to Go! celebration, 78% of their students chose to either walk, bike, scooter, skateboard, bus or carpool to school! By participating in Way to Go Week the number of clean commuters increased by 20.5% from an average school travel day.
Congratulations to C.P. Smith Elementary, Edmunds Elementary, Moretown Elementary, and Union Elementary for collectively increasing the number of daily clean commuters by 16%, when almost 850 students (or 74%) opted to arrive and depart by something other than their family car. These students saved over 87 gallons of gas and 1,710 pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere!
Vermont Safe Routes to School Logo Contest Winners!
We are excited to announce that a winner has been selected for the Vermont Safe Routes to School Logo contest. Emma, a 6th grader from Green Street School in Brattleboro, depicted children walking and rolling up a path through the center of Vermont leading to the school house. This drawing has been adapted into the state program’s new logo. The logo will be featured predominately on all of the VT SRTS promotions and will be displayed across Vermont. Congratulations Emma! And congratulations to Mycroft and Sam for winning their age categories and to our runner-ups! The winners and runner-ups are:
Vermont Walk and Roll to School Day
Please join us on May 2, 2012 for the inaugural Vermont Walk and Roll to School Day. International Walk to School Day, held every October, has become wildly popular. In fact, Vermont doubled its participation in the event from 2010 to 2011! Vermont Walk and Roll to School Day will provide the opportunity to continue this momentum. Use this event to get started as a Safe Routes to School Resource Center Partner, or move towards the next partnership level!
Click here to for event resource and to register your school!
Vermont Safe Routes to School is looking for a new logo!
Thank you for participating in Vermont's SRTS Logo Contest! Stay tuned as the winners will be announced shortly.
For more information on contest and submission requirements click here.