September News from Somerville!
This September Shape Up Somerville recognizes national Childhood Obesity Awareness month as a time to promote healthy choices to all our children and families. Every month we celebrate active and green transportation options in the City through Walk/Ride Day because we know that walking and biking to school are great ways for students and families to stay physically active. The City’s expanding bike lanes, safe sidewalks, crossing guards & crosswalks, and Community Path all help to make Somerville a safe and fun place to walk and bicycle. On Friday September 24th the Argenziano will have festivities for Walk/Ride Day with music, banners, bubbles, and hand-stamps. Principal O’Brien, just beginning her first year at the Argenziano, has been an enthusiastic supporter of Walk/Ride Day. Principal DeFalco from the Healey School is excited to start the academic year with Walk/Ride Day and greet the three walking school buses that will be walking to the Healey School on Friday morning.
Somerville is pleased to share new Safe Routes to School maps with updated crosswalks and crossing guard locations for every school. The maps show safe crosswalks, intersections, and signals and they can be viewed from the School’s website http://www.somerville.k12.ma.us/ These maps are a great tool for planning your next Walk/Ride Day route to school.
If you'd like to volunteer to help out with any of these events, please email Nicole Rioles at Shape Up Somerville, NRioles@SomervilleMA.gov.