Letter writer: Celebrate Walk/Bike to School Day with Rainbow Community School

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Rainbow Community School would like to invite our West Asheville neighbors to join us in celebrating  Walk/Bike to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Rainbow Community School boasts a strong core of students/teachers/families who regularly walk and bike to school. Both of our bike racks are packed on a daily basis!

Please stop by the Rainbow Community School office as you walk or bike on your way to your school to receive a set of sunglasses courtesy of Safe Routes to School on your morning or afternoon commute.

Research by Donnelly and Lambourne (2011) has shown that after 20 minutes of physical activity, students tested better in reading, spelling and math and were more likely to read above their grade level. So let’s get out there and move!

— Mark Strazzer
Rainbow Community School Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher
Asheville

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5 thoughts on “Letter writer: Celebrate Walk/Bike to School Day with Rainbow Community School

  1. Lulz

    LOL, that’s right. Everyone first though make sure to fight for the closest parking space to the building. Oh and sit there and idle the engines for at least 30 minutes everyday while picking up the little tykes. Because we all know that paranoia rules the day and if Jr actually like had to ride the bus or walk to school, he might be kidnapped. Never mind that they might like actually have to raise their heads out of their screens and like actually speak to a stranger.

    • Negrodamus

      Have you ever seen, out in the country, a parent sitting in a car at the end of a long driveway waiting for the school bus to arrive? Can’t have little fatty-fat exerting himself to walk a few hundred feet to his house.

  2. Negrodamus

    It’s a sad testament to what America has become. What hope is there for a nation that gets terrorized at clown sightings?

    On the flip side, I was driving through Havelock, NC (home of Cherry Point AFB) one afternoon and was quite surprised to see a long line of children of all school grades walking home from school. It seemed like the entire school had just let out, and they were all walking home. Quite refreshing.

  3. boatrocker

    Easy there, Walt Kowalski #1 and #2, I think the point of said article is to encourage kids to ride bikes to school so that noveau riche types don’t have to idle the engine of the Ford Extinction in the parking lot waiting for you.

    Just the same, kiddies, be safe- wear a helmet at all times. Not for the possibility of an accident, but rather to catch a bullet like the guy a few years ago in East Asheville did on his bike with his 3 yr old on the back.

    An ex firefighter shot at him from his car in a crazy road rage incident. He was let off easy for having prior military service- how nice to know.

    Also, riding a bike on Haywood Rd. will teach you the value of defensive driving skills once you learn to drive- you’ll need it there.

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