Walking School Buses are on the move!

Fall 2018 Walking School Bus season is underway! The Walking School Bus program kicked off in at the following schools:

Holmes Elementary

Logan Elementary

Steven Elementary

Bemiss Elementary

Please contact your school’s Walking School Bus Liaison with specific questions about the program at your child’s school.

We still need more mentors to help walk children to school in the morning. Please contact Jenny Arnold, Walking School Bus Coordinator, at: 509.324.1537 if you or someone you know is available to walk between 7:00-8:15am weekdays.

Happy walking!

Fall 2016 Challenge Begins August 30th at Logan and Bemiss

Spokane is back in school!

Parents will start to see Safe Routes Challenge Travel Logs sent home from school with students biweekly starting in September. Additional Safe Routes Logs are available in your school office and/or on the Safe Routes display board.

Whether you are a parent or student, participating in the Challenge Program is easy! Parents can help their children circle the picture for how their student gets to school each day and remind their student to turn in their logs to their teacher or school office at the end of each month.

Students get points for walking or biking safely to and from school every day. Liaisons tally points and enter them into a monthly drawing for students to be recognized with fun safety gear related to walking and biking to school.

Before winter break, a grand prize winner will be announced for a new kids bike and helmet of the winning student’s choosing, compliments of a generous donation from The Bike Hub.

Don’t delay, talk with your child and start those Travel Logs today!

Walking School Bus Launch – Bemiss Elementary

The Bemiss Bulldogs Walking School Bus launched in the spring of 2016 with two routes and has since expanded to three routes in the Fall of 2016.  bemiss-orange-route-11-7-16

Bemiss Walk to School Day 2016

Bemiss Elementary hosted a Walk and Bike to School Day Celebration Oct. 5th in partnership with the Spokane Regional Health District as a part of Safe Routes to School Spokane.

This event coincided with the school’s fall Walking School Bus kickoff where Zags alum Richie Frahm and Ryan Floyd accompanied students and volunteers along their walk to school.

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Otto of the Spokane Indians Baseball team was there to greet Bemiss Bulldogs upon their arrival at 2323 E. Bridgeport Ave. between 7:40-8:20am.

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Thanks to the Bemiss Safe Routes to School team for making this morning such a fun success!

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Zags Stars and Otto Team Up for Walk to School Day 2016!

Bemiss Elementary hosted a Walk and Bike to School Day Celebration Oct. 5th in partnership with the Spokane Regional Health District as a part of Safe Routes to School Spokane.

This event coincided with the school’s fall Walking School Bus kickoff where Zags alum Richie Frahm and Ryan Floyd accompanied students and volunteers along their walk to school.

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Otto of the Spokane Indians Baseball team was there to greet Bemiss Bulldogs upon their arrival at 2323 E. Bridgeport Ave. between 7:40-8:20am.

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Thanks to the Bemiss Safe Routes to School team for making this morning such a fun success!

Also, Safe Kids Spokane and Fed Ex, an International Walk to School Day sponsor, were at Jefferson Elementary this year promoting safe pedestrian behaviors and awareness of traffic dangers surrounding the school.

We look forward to more celebrations taking place for Spokane area kids in Spring of 2017 for Bike and Walk to School Day on the first Wednesday in March. Mark your calendars now!